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Target - "The Coming Of Chaos" (audio)

Οι Target μας έρχονται από το Βέλγιο. Αρέσκονται στο speed / thrash metal και έδρασαν στο δεύτερο μισό των 80ies. Δύο δίσκοι και δύο demos ο δισκογραφικός τους απολογισμός.

Ο δεύτερος δίσκος τους τιτλοφορείται "Master Project Genesis" και "βγήκε" το 1988. Πέρυσι επανακυκλοφόρησε τόσο σε cd (High Roller Records, Archivist Records) όσο και σε βινύλιο (Floga Records)...

Target - "The Coming Of Chaos" (audio) from the album "Master Project Genesis"
Band: Target
Country of origin: Belgium
Location: Aalst, East Flanders
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1986
Genre: Speed/Thrash Metal
Years active: 1986-1990

Audio: "The Coming Of Chaos"
Album: "Master Project Genesis"
Type: Full length

Release date: 1988
Label: Aaarrg Records
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)

Re-release date: 2017
Label: Floga Records
Format: 12" vinyl

Re-release date: July 13th, 2017
Label: Archivist Records
Format: CD

Re-release date: December 20th, 2017
Label: High Roller Records
Format: CD

Band members:
Yves Lettanie - Vocals
Johan Susant - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Lex Vogelaar - Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Franky Van Aerde - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing)
Christ Braems - Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)

Miscellaneous staff:
Ralph "Ralf" Hubert - Producer
Jörg Stegert - Producer, Engineering


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Mystik - "Mystik" (audio)

Mystik (band)
Καινούριο συγκρότημα οι Mystik. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ διετίας κι απαρτίζονται από τρεις κοπέλες συν τον drummer Sven Nilsson. Heavy / Speed Metal το μουσικό τους στυλ. Προ ημερών κυκλοφόρησαν, σε 150 κασέτες, το αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο demo δύο τραγουδιών "Demon" με την συνδρομή της I Hate Records που ανέλαβε την διανομή...

Mystik - "Mystik" (audio) from the demo "Demon"
Band: Mystik
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy / Speed Metal
Years active: 2016-present

Audio: "Mystik"
Album: "Demon"
Type: Demo
Release date: January 11th, 2018
Label: Independent
Distributed by: I Hate Records
Format: Cassette
Limitation: 150 copies

Track listing:
1. Mystik 04:44
2. Ancient Majesty 04:33

Band members:
Julia von Krusenstjerna - Bass, Vocals
Sven Nilsson - Drums
Beatrice Karlsson - Guitars
Lo Wickman - Guitars


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Rumahoy - "Forest Party" (video)

Οι Rumahoy μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ επταετίας και αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται ως "World's Best True Scottish Pirate Metal Band" "τρολάροντας" τους Alestorm. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo (2012) και μία συλλογή ("Heritage Tales: The Very Best of Rumahoy" 2013 - τι συλλογή δηλαδή: πέντε τραγούδια έχει!!!). Στις αρχές Φεβρουαρίου θα "βγει" το ντεμπούτο τους, το οποίο τιτλοφορείται "The Triumph of Piracy" και σήμερα σας παρουσιάζουμε το video clip του τραγουδιού "Forest Party"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Free all of the gun barrels and light them up! The pirate metal-ravagers of RUMAHOY fire off their debut "The Triumph Of Piracy" into the seven seas. Bustling Pagan Metal-riffing mixed with exotic ancient instrumentation.

Beware of dancing peg legs when Captain Yarrface asks for a fervent "Forest Party” and hook into each other and sway to and fro until your parrot goes overboard. RUMAHOY produce melodies that run like the swell of stormy seas. The rough and rugged chants of their sea chanties will have you shivering.

If pirates can sing about "Netflix and Yarr” you can sing along as well with Rumahoy. Believe it or not: Pirates are real. And you cannot escape. The ocean's finest devils are off to get you landlubbers. And they will!»

Band: Rumahoy
Country of origin: United States
Location: Ocracoke, North Carolina
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Pirates, Booty, Questing
Years active: 2011-present

Rumahoy - "Forest Party" (video) from the album "The Triumph of Piracy"
Video: "Forest Party"
Album: "The Triumph of Piracy"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 9th, 2018
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. Ahoy!
2. Quest for Heritage
3. Forest Party
4. The Haitian Slam
5. Huffman, the Pirate King
6. Kill the Trolls
7. Netflix and Yarr
8. Pirateship
9. The Triumph of Piracy

Band members:
Cabin Boy Treasurequest - Bass
Swashbuckling Pete - Drums
Bootsman Walktheplank - Guitars
Captain Yarrface - Vocals



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Kayak - "Feathers And Tar" (audio)

Ο 17ος στουντιακός δίσκος των Kayak κυκλοφορεί εδώ και μερικές ημέρες. Τιτλοφορείται "Seventeen". Τι εστί Kayak; Progressive rock συγκρότημα εξ' Ολλανδίας. Δημιουργήθηκε το 1972, διαλύθηκε δέκα χρόνια αργότερα κι επανήλθε δριμύτερο στα τελειώματα του προηγούμενου αιώνα συνεχίζοντας μέχρι τις ημέρες μας (αν κι από την αρχική σύνθεση έχει παραμένει μόνο ο Ton Scherpenzeel)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Kayak achieved tremendous success from the late 70’s onwards, cracking the US top 50 charts with the single ‘Want You To Be Mine’ in 1978 and holding number #1 in the Dutch charts for several weeks with the Platin awarded “Phantom Of The Night” album released in 1979. Now, with singer Bart Schwertmann and guitarist Marcel Singor joining founder Ton Scherpenzeel as the band’s creative core, KAYAK are reborn and completed with members Kristoffer Gildenlöw (bass / ex Pain Of Salvation) and Collin Leijenaar (drums / Affector, Neal Morse, Dave Bainbridge).»

Kayak - "Feathers And Tar" (audio) from the album "Seventeen"
Band: Kayak
Country of origin: Netherlands
Formed in: 1972
Genre: Progressive rock
Years active: 1972-1982, 1999-present

Audio: "Feathers And Tar"
Album: "Seventeen"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 12th, 2018
Label: Inside Out Music
Format: 2CD, CD, 2LP+CD, Digital

Disc 1 - track listing:
01. Somebody (3:04)
02. La Peregrina (11:42)
03. Falling (3:08)
04. Feathers And Tar (3:14)
05. Walk Through Fire (10:23)
06. Ripples On The Water (3:40)
07. All That I Want (3:47)
08. X Marks The Spot (1:58)
09. God On Our Side (3:30)
10. Love, Sail Away (3:12)
11. Cracks (8:50)
12. To An End (3:32)

Disc 2 - track listing:
01. Cracks (Demo 2016) (10:16)
02. La Peregrina (Demo 2016) (12:21)
03. Falling (Demo 2016) (3:00)
​04. Walk Through Fire (Demo 2016) (10:41)

Band members:
Ton Scherpenzeel - keyboards, bass
Bart Schwertmann-vocals
Marcel Singor- guitars & vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - bass
Collin Leijenaar - drums


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"Slave To The Metal" (full album)

"Slave To The Metal" (album)
Συλλογή δεκατριών τραγουδιών (από ισάριθμα συγκροτήματα) κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός η δισκογραφική εταιρεία Divebomb Records. Στόχος; Να προωθήσει τις μπάντες και τις νέες κυκλοφορίες της.

Ο τίτλος της συλλογής ("Slave To The Metal") και το εξώφυλλο αποτελούν φόρο τιμής στην ομότιτλη συλλογή που είχε κυκλοφορήσει το 1986 και μετείχαν καλλιτέχνες / μπάντες όπως οι Dio, Judas Priest, Malmsteen, Queensrÿche, Scorpions, Stryper, Helix, W.A.S.P. και Twisted Sister...

Band: Various Artists
Album: "Slave To The Metal"
Type: Compilation
Release date: December 8th, 2017
Label: Divebomb Records
Format: Digital


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Estate - "Winter Kingdom" (video)

Οι Estate μας έρχονται από την Ρωσία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ εξαετίας, χαρακτηρίζουν την μουσική τους ως "Epic Progressive Power Metal" κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έναν full length δίσκο ("Fantasia" 2014) κι ένα ep ("Восхождение" 2015). Το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα τιτλοφορείται "Mirrorland" κι αναμένεται τον Απρίλιο...

Estate - "Winter Kingdom" (video) from the album "Mirrorland"
Band: Estate
Country of origin: Russia
Location: Krasnodar
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Years active: 2012-present

Video: "Winter Kingdom"
Album: "Mirrorland"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 20th, 2018
Label: Mighty Music
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Band members:
Iliand Ferro - Vocals
Peter Filevsky - Guitar
Vadim Lalayan - Bass
Dmitriy "Mauzer" Efimov - Keys


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Unshine - "Visionary's Last Breath" (lyric video)

Δεκαεπτά χρόνια στο "κουρμπέτι" συμπληρώνουν οι Unshine. Το Φινλανδικό συγκρότημα, το οποίο χαρακτηρίζει την μουσική του ως "druid metal", κυκλοφορεί αυτές τις ημέρες τον τέταρτο full length δίσκο του, ο οποίος τιτλοφορείται "Astrala"...

Band: Unshine
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Helsinki
Formed in: 2001
Genre: Pagan / Folk / Gothic Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Folklore, Nature, History
Years active: 2001-present

Lyric video: "Visionary's Last Breath"
Album: "Astrala"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 19th, 2018 (Europe)
Release date: February 9nd, 2018 (North America)
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD

Unshine - "Visionary's Last Breath" (lyric video) from the album "Astrala"
Track listing:
01. Birch of Fornjot
02. Kainun Kuningas
03. Jack’s Feast
04. The Masks of Enchantment
05. Pan the One
06. Druids Are A-Coming
07. Slow Moving Creatures
08. Visionary’s Last Breath
09. Suo (Kantaa Ruumiit)
10. The Forest

Band members:
Susanna Vesilahti - vocals
Harri Hautala - guitar, synth
Jari Hautala - guitar
Teemu Vähäkangas - bass
Jukka Hantula - drums


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Ancient Empire - "The Tower" (full album)

Επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά οι Ancient Empire. Ο διάδοχος του album "Other World" (Μάιος 2016) και τρίτος συνολικά δίσκος της Αμερικάνικης μπάντας τιτλοφορείται "The Tower", κυκλοφόρησε τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο σε cd και προ ημερών σε ψηφιακή μορφή...

Ancient Empire - "The Tower" (album)
Band: Ancient Empire
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Apocalypse, Sci-Fi

Album: "The Tower"
Type: Full length

Release date: November 11th, 2017
Label: Stormspell Records
Format: CD

Release date: January 10th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Endless Curse
3. View From Up Here
4. In the Land of the Damned
5. The Battle of Stirling Bridge
6. Darker Side of Midnight
7. Yesterday's Hero
8. Dawn of Forever
9. The Last Sunset

Band members:
Rich Pelletier - Lyrics
Steve Pelletier - Drums
Joe Liszt - Vocals, Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm), Bass

Ancient Empire: «"The Tower", this is the the title of our 3rd release. The story of the Ancient Empire continues. While this is not a concept or mini-novella, it does have some familiar elements from both When Empires Fall and Other World. 9 tracks, the last 3 pertaining to Other World. Other doomsday, comic book, historical battle and Sci-Fi lyrics can be found within.

Our comrade Rich really knocked it out of the park on this one. Very original metal lyric writing! We really think (and hope) it is step forward for this band! The final mastering edits are happening and another piece of stunning artwork is in the works from none other than Yannick Bouchard, the same artist from Other World.»

Δελτίο τύπου: «The mysterious Ancient Empire, who unbeknownst to all but a select few has been waging wars of domination in both the distant past and distant future is ready to strike once again. A forthcoming 3rd chronicle, entitled The Tower, takes yet another in depth look at their influence on mankind through the ages.

Or, it could just be a blistering heavy metal album brought to you by HellHound alumni Joe Liszt, Steve Pelletier, and Rich Pelletier. Whatever it may be, look for it soon on Stormspell Records. More info to come... Classic US Power Metal for fans of ICED EARTH, JAG PANZER, OMEN, ARMORED SAINT just to name a few.»


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Claymorean - "Astral Rider" (Cloven Hoof cover)

Claymorean - "Astral Rider" (audio) from the album "Sounds from a Dying World"
Οι Claymorean ιδρύθηκαν το καλοκαίρι του 1994 -ως Claymore- από τον Vlad Invictus (ψευδώνυμο κι αυτό!) στην Σερβία (Lazarevac). Το 2003 η μπάντα κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο της ("The First Dawn of Sorrow") και διαλύθηκε. Επανασυνδέθηκε το 2012, ενώ προ τετραετίας πήρε το "σημερινό" όνομά της. Αρέσκεται στο επικό heavy metal κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις ολοκληρωμένους δίσκους.

Πιο πρόσφατος; Το album "Sounds from a Dying World" που "βγήκε" το περασμένο καλοκαίρι. Όλα τα τραγούδια του δίσκου είναι αφιερωμένα σε σπουδαίες προσωπικότητες όπως ο Δάντης (όχι ο τραγουδιστής!), ο Robert Howard, ο Moorcock, ο Lovecraft, ο Jack Vance, ο Arthur Clarke κλπ, ενώ το τελευταίο κομμάτι είναι διασκευή σε Cloven Hoof (από τον δίσκο του 1989 "A Sultan's Ransom")...

Band: Claymorean
Country of origin: Serbia
Location: Lazarevac
Formed in: 1994
Genre: Epic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, History, Horror novels / movies
Years active: 1994-2003 (as Claymore), 2012-2014 (as Claymore), 2014-present

Audio: "Astral Rider"
Album: "Sounds from a Dying World"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 12th, 2017
Label: Stormspell Records
Format: CD
Limitation: 500 copies

Track 1 is dedicated to the genius of Dante Alighieri.
Track 2 is dedicated to the beauty of the Balkan Mountains and the mythology of the South Slavs.
Track 3 is dedicated to the genius of Robert E. Howard.
Track 4 is dedicated to the Norse shieldmaidens.
Track 5 is dedicated to the geniuses of Michael Moorcock and Andrzej Sapkowski.
Track 6 is dedicated to the geniuses of Jack Vance and Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
Track 7 is dedicated to the genius of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.
"Astral Rider" (Cloven Hoof cover) used with kind permission from Lee Andre Payne.

Band members:
Vladimir Garčević - Guitars, Songwriting, Programming
Goran Garčević - Bass, Songwriting
Dejana Garčević - Vocals, Songwriting
Uroš Kovačević - Guitars (lead)




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Mindfar - "Wizard and Glass" (audio)

Οι Mindfar δημιουργήθηκαν πρόπερσι. Ουσιαστικά πρόκειται για το solo project του κιθαρίστα Armando De Angelis. Τον περασμένο Μάρτιο κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο της Ιταλικής μπάντας. Τιτλοφορείται "The Dark Tower" και σχετίζεται (θεματολογικά) με τα βιβλία του Stephen King...

Mindfar - "Wizard and Glass" (audio) from the album "The Dark Tower"
Band: Mindfar
Country of origin: Italy
Status: Active
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: The Dark Tower
Years active: 2016-present

Audio: "Wizard and Glass"
Album: "The Dark Tower"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 24th, 2017
Label: Underground Symphony
Format: Digital

Track listing:
01. The Gunslinger 04:29
02. The Drawing of the Three 06:05
03. The Waste Land 05:07
04. Wizard and Glass 04:16
05. Little Sisters (instrumental) 01:52
06. The Story of the Clergyman Pt1 02:13
07. The Wolves 04:45
08. The Story of the Clergyman Pt2 01:53
09. Her Song 08:10
10. The Dark Tower 15:08

Band members: Armando De Angelis - All instruments, Lyrics

Guest/Session:
Walter Bosello - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Marilena Diomaiuti - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff: Jahn Vision Art - Artwork


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Rage - Full Show (Live at Wacken Open Air 2017)

Rage - Full Show (Live at Wacken Open Air 2017)
Στο περσινό Wacken Open Air εμφανίσθηκαν οι Rage κι έχουμε στην διάθεσή μας, σε βίντεο, ολόκληρη την εμφάνιση των Γερμανών metallers. Οι αριθμοί στις παρενθέσεις (βλ. tracklist) αφορούν το χρονικό σημείο που αρχίζει το εκάστοτε τραγούδι στον You Tube player...

Band: Rage
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Status: Active
Formed in: 1986
Genre: Heavy/Speed/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Human issues, Archaeology, Poetry, Politics
Years active: 1983-1986 (as Avenger), 1986-present

Track listing:
01. Intro [00:01]
02. Don't Fear the Winter [00:29]
03. Great Old Ones [04:28]
04. Spirits of the Night [08:38]
05. Blackened Karma [15:01]
06. End of all Days [20:16]
07. From the Cradle to the Grave [25:28]
08. Seasons of the Black (Word Live Premiere) [30:49]
09. Straight to Hell [36:18]
10. Black in Mind [42:13]
11. My Way [46:47]
12. Higher than the Sky (incl. Holy Diver Cover) [51:14]


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Pentagram - "Sign of the Wolf" (audio)

Οι Pentagram "απασχολούν" τον σκληρό ήχο (και τους ακροατές του) από τις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Εννέα "ολοκληρωμένοι" δίσκοι (συν singles, lives, split, συλλογές κλπ) ο δισκογραφικός τους απολογισμός. Το ομώνυμο ντεμπούτο τους κυκλοφόρησε το 1985 κι επανακυκλοφόρησε οκτώ χρόνια αργότερα με νέο τίτλο ("Relentless") από την Peaceville Records...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Metal history. Influenced by British bands The Groundhogs and Black Sabbath, their own take on Doom Metal has subsequently influenced everyone from Paradise Lost to Cathedral.

The band continue to tour and impress to this day, and though the band line-up has changed many times over the years, enigmatic vocalist Bobby Liebling remains at the helm, with Pentagram now widely-regarded as a true cult band with a fan-base transcending whole generations.

"Relentless" was the band's debut album, and was originally self-released in 1985 as "Pentagram" - later to be renamed & released by Peaceville in 1993, after a long search for a suitable record label.»

Band: Pentagram
Country of origin: United States
Location: Washington, D.C.
Status: Active
Formed in: 1971
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Doom, Occultism, Death, Love, Society
Years active: 1971-1972, 1972 (as Macabre), 1972-1977, 1978-1979, 1980-1983 (as Death Row), 1983-2005, 2008-present

Pentagram - "Sign of the Wolf" (audio) from the album "Relentless"
Audio: "Sign of the Wolf"
Album: "Pentagram"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 1985
Label: Pentagram Records
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)

Album: "Relentless"
Type: Full length
Release date: 1993
Label: Peaceville Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Cassette

Band members:
Joe Hasselvander - Drums
Victor Griffin - Guitars
Martin Swaney - Bass
Bobby Liebling - Vocals


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