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Wings of Destiny (ft. David Shankle) - 'Ride the Dragon' (Manowar cover)

Demon's blood and dragon's fire
Falling on my wings
Racing to the battle in the sky
Ancient Gods are calling me
I hear them when they sing
Of all the heroes who wait for me to die

Beneath the cloak of magic
I'll meet them in the air
I am invisible, I move without a sound
They look, but cannot find me
They think that I'm not there
With a spell I send them
Crashing to the ground

Wait for me, dragon
We'll meet in the sky
By fire and magic I am sworn
Hell is calling, we cannot be denied
Fly to the blackness of the storm
We must die to be reborn
I wear a sacred talisman
I make a secret sign
Now, welcome me into this wicked wind
On the journey of a shaman
A dragon I must ride
The gates of Hell are open, let me in

Rule in Hell or serve in Heaven
Choose an altar or a throne
All commandments and
Laws of man disown
Now, eat the fruit of knowledge
Unto no-one ye atone
Into the fire with your soul

Wait for me, dragon
We'll meet in the sky
By fire and magic I am sworn
Hell is calling, we cannot be denied
Fly to the blackness of the storm
We must die to be reborn

Demon's blood and dragon fire
Falling on my wings
Racing to the battle in the sky
Ancient Gods are calling me
I hear them when they sing
Of all the heroes who wait for me to die
Beneath the cloak of magic
I'll meet them in the air
I am invisible, I move without a sound
They look, but cannot find me
They think that I'm not there
With a spell I send them
Crashing to the ground

Wait for me, dragon
We'll meet in the sky
By fire and magic I am sworn
Hell is calling, we cannot be denied
Fly to the blackness of the storm

Wait for me, dragon
We'll meet in the sky
By fire and magic I am sworn
Hell is calling, we cannot be denied
Fly to the blackness of the storm

Wait for me, dragon
We'll meet in the sky
By fire and magic I am sworn
Hell is calling, we cannot be denied
Fly to the blackness of the storm
We must die to be re, die to be re
Die to be reborn



Το 2013 σχηματίσθηκαν στην Κόστα Ρίκα οι Destiny. Δύο χρόνια αργότερα (και μετά την κυκλοφορία ενός δίσκου) μετονομάσθηκαν σε Wings of Destiny συνεχίζοντας μέχρι και τις ημέρες μας. Power metal μπάντα, η οποία μας παρουσιάζεται κάπως έτσι:

«Wings of Destiny, previously called Destiny, is a Power Metal band from Costa Rica formed in late 2013 by vocalist Anton Darusso and bassist Bryan S. Molina, with strong influences from bands like Stratovarius, Angra, Helloween, and Rhapsody, among others.»

Wings of Destiny
Οι Wings of Destiny έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι full length albums με πλέον πρόσφατο το "Memento Mori" που "βγήκε" το περασμένο καλοκαίρι. Καινούριο μέλος της μπάντας ο πρώην κιθαρίστας των Manowar, David Shankle, ο οποίος εντάχθηκε προ ημερών. Στις 24 Φεβρουαρίου η μπάντα μας τον παρουσίασε κάπως έτσι:

«We welcome our new guitar player. Formerly from Manowar, co-writer of such power metal anthems as “Ride the Dragon”, “Metal Warriors”, “Power of thy sword”, “Demons whip” & “Master of the wind” (taken from “Triumph of Steel” record); one of the worlds´ fastest and most creative shredders, true guitar hero, David Shankle (ex-Manowar, DSG, Grave Reign & Feanor) becomes our official member and a new guitar player, bringing his unique style alongside Andres Castro.»

Η νέα μορφή των Wings of Destiny μας παρουσιάστηκε με το single "Rise above them all". Σειρά παίρνει η διασκευή τους στο τραγούδι των Manowar "Ride the Dragon", για την οποία ο David Shankle μας λέει:

David Shankle
«After I stepped into Wings of Destiny and we did the first single Rise Above Them All, Anton and I discussed doing a song from Triumph of Steel. I said, if we did a song, I had to do Ride the Dragon, the first song I wrote musically for the album. To unleash The New Ride the Dragon 2022, we have added symphonic orchestral magic, in a new modern style, merging my Shred Demon sound with the metal power of Wings of Destiny. Every musician in Wings of Destiny is extremely talented and did a phenomenal job on this track. I believe the Manowar fans - all of our fans - will be pleased.»

Band: Wings of Destiny
Country of origin: Costa Rica
Location: San José, San José
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Life, Heaven, Relationships, Mystery
Years active: 2013-2015 (as Destiny), 2015-present

Audio: "Ride the Dragon"
Arrangements: Wings of Destiny
Vocals & keyboards recorded by: Juan Pablo Calvo, JPC Studio [Costa Rica]
Mixed & Mastered by: Alexey Stetsyuk, Grave Town Studios [Belarus]

Band members:
Anton Darusso - vocals, keyboards
David Shankle - guitars
Andres Castro - guitars
Emil Minott - bass
Horacio Paris - drums

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Arch Enemy - 'Sunset Over The Empire' (video)

Welcome to the apocalypse, the end of days
Rulers of the wasteland, rejoice in the flames
Futures tumble, legacies crumble
Thousands of years and what have we learned?

They heard the warnings, ignored the signs
Wheels of injustice kept on turning
Unaccountable for their crimes
On the streets anger burning

Black clouds rumble, dark days ahead
As the chorus chants for a holy war

“It’s the end of an era, a new dawn will rise”

Words turned to war, brother fighting brother
Another false truce, as the people die
The fate of the nation forever changed
Behold - the fiery end is nigh
Behind closed doors, corruption wins
The power echelon prepares their task
One step forward, two stabs in the back
Revolution is a mere change of masks?

Black clouds rumble, dark days ahead
As the chorus chants for a holy war

“It’s the end of an era, a new dawn will rise”

We rise again from the stench and the pain
We pass through fire, darkness erase the stain

Black clouds rumble, dark days ahead
As the chorus chants for a holy war

“It’s the end of an era, a new dawn will rise”

As the sun sets on the empire
Is there a future to be found?
Hopes and dreams…now ashes on the ground



Δισκογραφική επιστροφή ουσιαστικά μετά από μία πενταετία για τους Arch Enemy. Ο διάδοχος του album "Will to Power" (Σεπτέμβριος 2017) και δωδέκατος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Σουηδών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Handshake With Hell" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα "καρδιά" του καλοκαιριού...

Ο δίσκος των Arch Enemy 'Deceivers'
Δελτίο τύπου: «The wait is over: Arch Enemy are back with the follow up to 2017’s ‘Will To Power’, and they have never sounded hungrier. Delivering a collection of the tightest, most streamlined, and, more importantly extreme metal, ‘Deceivers’ is comprised of 11 tracks that will have their fan base salivating. Every track is ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, and with the likes of ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’, ‘House Of Mirrors’, ‘Handshake With Hell’ or ‘Poisoned Arrow’ the Swedish quintet have never sounded better.»

Band: Arch Enemy
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Halmstad, Halland
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Lyrical themes: Inner struggles, Humanity, Anti-religion, Rebellion, Society
Years active: 1995-present

Video: "Sunset Over The Empire"
Music: Michael Amott, Daniel Erlandsson
Lyrics: Michael Amott
Mixed and mastered by: Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios
Vocal/drum recording/production: Jacob Hansen
Co-produced by: Michael Amott and Daniel Erlandsson
Directed by: Grupa 13

Album: "Deceivers"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 29th, 2022
Label: Century Media Records

Track listing:
01. Handshake with Hell
02. Deceiver, Deceiver
03. In the Eye of the Storm
04. The Watcher
05. Poisoned Arrow
06. Sunset over the Empire
07. House of Mirrors
08. Spreading Black Wings
09. Mourning Star
10. One Last Time
11. Exiled from Earth

Band members:
Michael Amott - Guitars
Daniel Erlandsson - Drums
Sharlee D'Angelo - Bass
Jeff Loomis - Guitars
Alissa White Gluz - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Jacob Hansen - Producer, Mixing, Mastering
Alex Reisfar - Artwork

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Witchery - 'Popecrusher' (official music video)


Οι Witchery μας έρχονται από την Σουηδία. Δημιουργήθηκαν το μακρινό 1997 και συνεχίζουν μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Blackened thrash / speed metal μπάντα που έχει κυκλοφορήσει επτά "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ένα ep). Ο όγδοος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Nightside" και αναμένται τον δεύτερο καλοκαιρινό μήνα...

Ο δίσκος των Witchery 'Nightside'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Masters of infernal metal since their inception 25 years ago, Swedish blackened Thrash Metal pioneers Witchery return with their 8th studio album “Nightside”. Consisting of Jensen (Guit., The Haunted), Rikard Rimfält (Guit., Seance), Angus Norder (Vox, Nekrokraft), Victor Brandt (Bass, Entombed A.D. / Dimmu Borgir) and Chris Barkensjö (Drums, LIK), Witchery have crafted a timeless horror story, set to some of the sharpest and spikiest metal anthems in recent memory. Once more mixed and produced with Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, etc.) and featuring 11 tracks across 35 minutes, “Nightside” is heavy metal witchcraft at its best. The witching hour has arrived...»

Band: Witchery
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Linköping
Formed in: 1997
Genre: Blackened Thrash / Speed Metal
Lyrical themes: Horror, Occult, Erotic Satanism
Years active: 1997-present

Video: "Popecrusher"
Directed by: Eduardo Hidalgo / Maciej Pieloch
Production Company: Maciej Pieloch / E2h Design Studio

Album: "Nightside"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 22nd, 2022
Label: Century Media Records
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Witching Hour 03:03
02. Don't Burn the Witch 03:22
03. Storm of the Unborn 04:36
04. Er steht in Flammen 01:45
05. Popecrusher 03:08
06. Left Hand March 04:28
07. Under the Altar 01:30
08. Churchburner 02:31
09. Crucifix and Candle 04:31
10. A Forest of Burning Coffins 02:55
11. Nightside 03:57

Band members:
Rikard Rimfält - Guitars
Consisting of Jensen - Guitars
Chris Barkensjö - Drums
Angus Norder - Vocals
Victor Brandt - Bass

Miscellaneous staff:
Daniel Bergstrand - Producer

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Edenbridge: 'The Road To Shangri-La' (video)

We face a lost horizon
The end of all we know
The dogma all pervasive flow

The haste and all the restraint
Riding for a fall
The shallowness has kept us small

We're all in dire need
Of help to come
Back to affinity
To finally come undone

The powers of perception
Have often gone astray
A down-right shame, the price to pay

A storm so punishing here
Will bring the about-turn
To go the distance and return

We came from miles around
With hopes that never died
Closley guarded secrets
In mystery they're attired

The road to Shangri-la
The last realm of the soul is a mystery
The spell of Shangri-la
An arcadian dream can be our treasury

The road to Shangri-la
The last realm of the soul is a mystery
The spell of Shangri-la
An arcadian dream can be our treasury

The road to Shangri-la
Shangri-la

The land behind the times is a mystery
Time is a mystery here
The peace of Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Is a mental gem of men without boundaries
Shangri-la



Μία ενδεκάδα full length albums θα συμπληρώσουν φέτος οι Edenbridge. Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Αυστριακών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Shangri-La", αναμένεται στα τελειώματα του καλοκαιριού και θα είναι το ντεμπούτο τους με την AFM Records. Οι Edenbridge μας έρχονται από την Αυστρία. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 24 έτη, αρέσκονται στο συμφωνικό (Euro) power metal και έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δέκα full length albums, εννέα singles, τρία live albums και δύο συλλογές...

Ο δίσκος των Edenbridge 'Shangri-La'
Δελτίο τύπου: «Edenbridge are back! Starting off their road to Shangri-La, the new album coming in August, with "Somewhere Else But Here". Heavy riffs and great orchestration paired with Sabines angelic voice create the unique sound Edenbridge are well known for. This symphonic yet powerful hymn takes you to another world!»

Band: Edenbridge
Country of origin: Austria
Location: Linz, Upper Austria
Formed in: 1998
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Atmospheres, Love
Years active: 1998-present

Video: "The Road To Shangri-La"
Video by: Johannes Jungreithmeier
Produced by: Lanvall
Mixed by: Karl Groom (Thin Ice Studio)
Mastered by: Karl Groom (Thin Ice Studio)

Album: "Shangri-La"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 26th, 2022
Label: AFM Records

Track listing:
01. At First Light 08:03
02. The Call of Eden 03:49
03. Hall of Shame 04:59
04. Savage Land 04:32
05. Somewhere Else But Here 04:26
06. Freedom is a Roof Made of Stars 05:51
07. Arcadia (The Great Escape) 05:11
08. The Road to Shangri-La 04:56
09. The Bonding (Part 2) 16:08
↣ The Bonding Overture
↣ Alpha and Omega
↣ The Eleventh Hour
↣ Round and Round
↣ The Timeless Now - Finale

Band members:
Sabine Edelsbacher - Vocals
Dominik Sebastian - Guitars
Johannes Jungreithmeier - Drums
Steven Hall - Bass
Lanvall - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Bouzouki, Bağlama, Mandolin, Pipa, Percussion, Hammered dulcimer

Miscellaneous staff:
Nadia K. Muhammad - Cover art

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Shaman - 'The Spirit' (Audiosingle)

I took the train to a new horizon but scared to make mistakes
I look through the window and saw you there
You're staring back at me

Am I the one who deserves to keep the fire burning on and on?
If you could just hold my hand and guide me till the end!

I took your "pride"
Tried to gave them all something new and something real
I've took all I have
Did my best for you and I've tried to set you free!

Am I the one who deserves to keep the fire burning on and on?
If you could just hold my hand and guide me till the end!

The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't surrender
And he's watching you, it's alive and free!
The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't pretend it
He's watching you, it's alive again!

The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't surrender
He's watching you...
And he's watching you...

The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't pretend it
He's watching you...
And he's watching you...

The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't surrender
And he's watching you, it's alive and free!
The spirit has the answer
The Shaman won't pretend it
He's watching you...
Watching you, it's alive again!

Again...



Στο μεταίχμιο δύο χιλιετιών τρία από τα μέλη του "μυθικού" "Holy Land" των Angra (το αηδόνι Andre Matos, ο drummer Ricardo Confessori και ο μπασίστας Luís Mariutti) συν τον (αδερφό του, Luís) Hugo Mariutti στην κιθάρα και τον Fabio Ribeiro (έπαιζε πλήκτρα στις συναυλίες των Angra) δημιούργησαν τους Shaman (από το σχετικό τραγούδι του "Holy Land").

Το ντεμπούτο τους ("Ritual") που κυκλοφόρησε το καλοκαίρι του 2002 ήταν η φυσική εξέλιξη του και η συνέχεια του "Holy Land". Η συνέχεια δόθηκε τρία χρόνια αργότερα με το αρκετά διαφοροποιημένο (αλλά εξίσου εντυπωσιακό) "Reason". Για έναν χρόνο μετονομάσθηκαν σε Shaaman, αλλά επανήλθαν στο αρχικό τους όνομα κυκλοφορώντας ακόμη δύο στουντιακούς δίσκους.

Η μπάντα διαλύθηκε προ οκταετίας (2014) και επανασυνδέθηκε τέσσερα χρόνια αργότερα (2018) κυκλοφορώντας μόνο singles, επτά στο σύνολο (τρία πρόπερσι, άλλα τόσα πέρυσι και ένα φέτος). Τον ρόλο του Andre Matos (R.I.P.) σε φωνητικά και πιάνο ανέλαβε ο Alírio Netto.

Όλα αυτά οδήγησαν σε νέο δίσκο. Η δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Shaman μετά από δώδεκα χρόνια φέρει τον τίτλο "Rescue" και κυκλοφόρησε στα μέσα Απριλίου μέσω τεσσάρων δισκογραφικών εταιρειών...

Ο δίσκος των Shaman 'Rescue'
Band: Shaman
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo
Formed in: 2000
Genre: Progressive/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Religion, Personal thoughts
Years active: 2000-2005, 2005-2006 (as Shaaman), 2007-2014, 2018-present

Audio: "The Spirit"
Album: "Rescue"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 15th, 2022
Label: Voice Music (Brazil), Icarus Music (Argentina), Maldito Records (Europe), King Records (Japan)

Track listing:
01. Tribute (Intro)
02. Time Is Running Out
03. The "I" Inside
04. Don't Let It Rain
05. Where Are You Now?
06. The Spirit
07. Gone Too Soon
08. The Boundaries of Heaven
09. Brand New Me
10. What If?
11. The Final Rescue
12. Resilience

Band members:
Luís Mariutti - Bass
Ricardo Confessori - Drums
Hugo Mariutti - Guitars
Alírio Netto - Vocals (lead)
Fabio Ribeiro - Keyboards

Miscellaneous staff:
Sascha Paeth - Mixing, Mastering
Carlos Fides - Artwork

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Destruction - 'No Faith In Humanity' (Drum Playthrough)

So much foolishness and grief
While sharing hope, future, same belief
We breath and pollute the same air
We are caught in same nightmare!

We all play the same game
Even share the same fuckin' name
We are born of the same blood
Stuck in the same mud!

Hate - Lies - Deceit
We - Will - Bleed
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity

No aid, no acceptance
Ain't no repentance
Wake and hear the last call
Or divided we will fall

Wake - Act - Recall
Unite - Revenge - Don't fall
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity

Wake - Act - Recall
Unite - Revenge - Don't fall
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity
No cohesion at all
We'll decline, we will fall
The curse of urbanity
No faith in Humanity

Solidarity!



Άκρως δραστήριοι δισκογραφικά μέσα στο 2021 αποδείχθηκαν οι Destruction. Αρχικά ήταν το boxed set "Tales of Morbid Brains" με ένδεκα βινύλια. Ακολούθησε ο "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένος δίσκος "Live Attack" τον περασμένο Αύγουστο και ακολούθησε μία σειρά από singles (πέντε στο σύνολο).

Ο δίσκος των Destruction 'Diabolical'
Ενεργοί δισκογραφικά σκοπεύουν να παραμείνουν και το 2022 οι Γερμανοί thrashers με την κυκλοφορία του 17ου στουντιακού "ολοκληρωμένου" δίσκου τους, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "Diabolical" και "βγήκε" τον προηγούμενο μήνα.

Παρακολουθούμε το βίντεο με τον Randy Black να "εκτελεί" στα τύμπανα το τραγούδι "No Faith In Humanity", για το οποίο ο τραγουδιστής και μπασίστας των Destruction, Schmier, μας λέει:

«This back-to-the-roots dystopic crusher drops an in-your-face message: only solidarity is the key for the survival of our kind! The sonic performance delivers extreme riffs, pounding drums and a shredding solo-part that shows that Destruction, more than ever, stands for brutal guitars, vociferous vocals, quick as lightning drums and acoustical mayhem! We hope you enjoy it!»

Band: Destruction
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Weil am Rhein, Baden-Württemberg
Formed in: 1983
Genre: Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Anti-religion, Death, Politics, Metal, Psychology, Social
Current label: Napalm Records
Years active: 1983 (as Knight of Demon), 1983-present

Video: "No Faith In Humanity"
Album: "Diabolical"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 8th, 2022
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Under the Spell 01:13
02. Diabolical 04:09
03. No Faith in Humanity 04:17
04. Repent Your Sins 04:08
05. Hope Dies Last 03:34
06. The Last of a Dying Breed 04:09
07. State of Apathy 03:46
08. Tormented Soul 04:45
09. Servant of the Beast 03:49
10. The Lonely Wolf 03:54
11. Ghost from the Past 03:04
12. Whorefication 03:59
13. City Baby Attacked by Rats (GBH cover) 02:29

Band members:
Schmier - Bass, Vocals
Randy Black - Drums
Damir - Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Furia - Guitars, Vocals (backing)

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Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre - 'For Yasgur’s Farm' (A Tribute To Leslie West)

Who am i but you and the sun
A sad reflection in everyone
Was it me who let you walk away
Were you the one
Or is it we're the same

What are we in time going by
The simple story of a younger life
Happy dreams and somehow through the day
We haven't come so far to lose our way

Look at me, i believe it's true
You're a part of me
I'm a part of you

Love is only what we come to knew
The walking, breathing and all with you
A crystal passing reflected in our eyes
Eclipsing all the jealousy and lies

Look at me, can't you see it's true
You're a part of me
I'm a part of you

Quiet as the voices in a dream
Without two shadows the things i've seen
Remember the evening i let you walk away
Were you the one
Or is it we're the same

Look at me, i believe it's true
You're a part of me
I'm a part of you



Leslie West: (σπουδαίος) Αμερικανός κιθαρίστας, τραγουδιστής και συνθέτης. Έγινε γνωστός λόγω των Mountain. Γεννήθηκε το φθινόπωρο του 1945 και απεβίωσε πρόπερσι (προπαραμονή των Χριστουγέννων του 2020).

Η δισκογραφική εταιρεία Mascot Records τιμά την μνήμη του Αμερικανού καλλιτέχνη με την κυκλοφορία δίσκου υπό τον τίτλο "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West" που "βγήκε" προ διμήνου (25 Μαρτίου 2022). Στα δώδεκα επιλεγμένα τραγούδια του Leslie West συμμετέχει μία πλειάδα γνωστών καλλιτεχνών όπως οι Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Joe Lynn Turner, George Lynch, Marty Friedman, Steve Morse, Dee Snider, Ronnie Romero, Mike Portnoy, Slash κλπ.

A Tribute To Leslie West
Δελτίο τύπου: «Originally, the album was intended to be a retrospective celebration of Leslie's music on which he would perform some of his best-loved cuts with notable guests, along with a collection of new tracks. Two weeks before recording was set to commence, however, as you know unfortunately Leslie passed away. Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West is available as a limited-edition box set, on LP and CD, digitally, and as a web shop exclusive limited LP. Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West features dizzying, heartfelt performances by Slash, Zakk Wylde, Dee Snider, Bachman & Bachman, Martin Barre, Joe Lynn Turner, CHARLIE STARR, Elliot Easton, Robby Krieger, Mike Portnoy, Eddie Ojeda, George Lynch, Marty Friedman, Steve Morse and Yngwie Malmsteen, among others.»

Audio: "For Yasgur’s Farm"
Album: "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West"
Type: Complation / Tribute
Release date: Mascot Records
Label: March 25th, 2022

Track listing:
01. Blood of the Sun (feat. Zakk Wylde)
02. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Marty Friedman)
03. Theme for an Imaginary Western (feat. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo, Mike Portnoy, Francesco Saglietti)
04. For Yasgur's Farm (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre)
05. Why Dontcha (feat. Steve Morse & Ronnie Romero)
06. Sittin' On a Rainbow (feat. Elliot Easton & Ronnie Romero)
07. Never in My Life (feat. Dee Snider & George Lynch)
08. The Doctor (feat. Robby Krieger & Ronnie Romero)
09. Silver Paper (feat. Charlie Starr)
10. Money (Whatcha Gonna Do)/By the River - medley (feat. Bachman & Bachman)
11. Long Red (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Teddy Rondinelli)
12. Mississippi Queen (feat. Slash & Marc LaBelle)

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Sacred Oath - Live in Hartford 1987 (complete show)


Το καλοκαίρι του 1987 οι Sacred Oath με δύο demos στην "πλάτη" ("Sacred Oath" 1985, "Shadow Out of Time" 1986) και το ντεμπούτο τους ("A Crystal Vision") να βρίσκεται προ των πυλών περιοδεύουν. Στις 25 Ιουνίου (για το 1987 μιλάμε πάντα) εμφανίσθηκαν στο Agora Ballroom (West Hartford, Connecticut) και μπορείτε να δείτε στο βίντεο της παρούσας ολόκληρη την εμφάνισή τους.

Sacred Oath
Οι Sacred Oath υπάρχουν στο κουρμπέτι από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα και έχουν κυκλοφορήσει εννέα "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν τέσσερα demos, δύο live albums συν μία συλλογή) με πιο πρόσφατο το album "Return of the Dragon" που "βγήκε" πέρυσι...

Band: Sacred Oath
Country of origin: United States
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Formed in: 1985
Genre: Power Metal
Years active: 1985-present

Video: "Live at the West Hartford Agora Ballroom" (live)
Live sound engineer: Dave "Emma" Obrizzo
Video: Gil Cruciani

Setlist:
1. Two Powers
2. The Omen
3. Message To The Children
4. The Ferryman's Lair
5. Sail
6. Magick Son
7. Posers Must Die
8. Rising From The Grave
9. A Crystal Vision

Band members:
Rob Thorne - Vocals, guitar
Glen Cruciani - Guitar
Pete Altieri - Bass
Kenny "Thundarr" Evans - Drums

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Grave Digger - 'Hell Is My Purgatory' (official video)


Full length album νούμερο εικοσιένα για τους Grave Digger. "Symbol of Eternity" ο τίτλος του νέου δισκογραφικού πονήματος των Γερμανών metallers και έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα τελειώματα του καλοκαιριού...

Ο δίσκος των Grave Digger 'Symbol of Eternity'
Δελτίο τύπου: «German metal institution Grave Digger announces the release of their new album “Symbol of Eternity”! Grave Digger have been an integral part of the German heavy metal scene for over 4 decades.

Chris Boltendahl, Axel Ritt, Jens Becker and Marcus Kniep are not only a force to be reckoned with in the live sector, they also regularly deliver high-quality Heavy Metal albums. On their latest album "Symbol of Eternity" they continue to spin the story of the Crusaders... after having dealt with it once before on the album "Knights of the Cross", they devote themselves once again to the fabled history of the Templars.

Razor-sharp riffs, opulent choir arrangements and the distinctive voice of Chris Boltendahl are components of Grave Digger's new work. All the trademarks that have made the band stand out for 4 decades can be heard on the album... an original and hard album is "Symbol of become eternity".

And yet, next to the merciless riffs, like in the opening headbanger "Battle Cry", melodic refrains are always in the foreground... hard double bass attacks alternating with mid-tempo songs and the almost doom-like title track will make every headbanger's heart beat faster.

Grave Digger have never been so varied and are not afraid to think outside the box like on the bonus track "Hellas Hellas" which is a cover of the Greek superstar Vasilis Papakonstantinou in which Chris sings Greek for the first time in his career and the Band was even able to win Vasilis himself for some vocal passages.

Open your ears and eyes when the new album will be in stores worldwide on August 26th, 2022 and you can take another journey into the secret world of the Templars... The king is dead... long live the king! "Symbol Of Eternity" will be released on August 26, 2022 in the following formats:

• Digipack CD
• Limited 2CD Mediabook (CD 2: Live at Metal Hammer Paradise)
• Red transparent / Gold Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
• Purple / Golden / White Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
• Sun Yellow / Golden / White / Red Splatter Vinyl (LTD. 300)
• Picture Disc (LTD. 300)
• Gold Vinyl (LTD. 300)
• Black Vinyl (LTD. 300)
• Super limited to 500 copies collector’s hardcover boxset that includes: the limited 2CD mediabook, Flag 115 x 75 cm, armband with metallic 3D emblem, A3 poster, signed autograph card and certificate of authenticity!
• Ocean Blue Vinyl (LTD. 100)
• Orange Vinyl (LTD. 300) - EMP exclusive
• Violet Vinyl (LTD. 100) - Napalm Records exclusive»

Band: Grave Digger
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia
Formed in: 1980
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Horror, War, Mythology, History, Metal, Death
Years active: 1980-1986, 1986-1987 (as Digger), 1988-1991 (as Hawaii), 1991-present

Video: "Hell Is My Purgatory"
Music by: Axel Ritt & Chris Boltendahl
Lyrics by: Chris Boltendahl
Mixed and Mastered by: Chris Boltendahl (at Graveyard Studio / Köln / Germany)
Video by: Rainer Fränzen (at Und Action!)
Hugo de Payens played by: Marcus Kniep
Baphomet played by: Lisa Caspari
Shot at the: Ginsburg, Hilchenbach
Baphomet costume by: Transylvania

Album: "Symbol of Eternity"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 26th, 2022
Label: Rock of Angels Records

Track listing (CD1):
01. The Siege of Akkon
02. Battle Cry
03. Hell is my Purgatory
04. King of the Kings
05. Symbol of Eternity
06. Saladin
07. Nights of Jerusalem
08. Heart of a Warrior
09. Grace of God
10. Sky of Swords
11. Holy Warfare
12. The Last Crusade
13. Hellas Hellas

Track listing (CD2 Live at Metal Hammer Paradise):
01. The Clansman`s Journey
02. Healed by Metal
03. The clans will rise again
04. Lawbreaker
05. The Roundtable
06. The Curse of Jacques
07. Season of the Witch
08. Excalibur
09. Rebellion
10. Witch Hunter
11. Heavy Metal Breakdown

Band members:
Chris Boltendahl - Vocals
Jens Becker - Bass
Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt - Guitars
Marcus Kniep - Drums, Keyboards

Miscellaneous staff:
Chris Boltendahl - Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Cover concept
Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt - Producer, Recording
Uwe Jarling - Cover art, Artwork v Jens Howorka - Photography
Wanderley Perna - Layout

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CoreLeoni - 'Like It Or Not' (official music video)

Here’s a story about someone I know...
Allow me to introduce myself
I’m self-made person that can cast a spell
You’ll love me and all the things that I do
I’ll make you feel better and I’m telling the truth
Tease me with no restrictions
Touch me with no rejection
Feel me with no deception
Show me your best collection
Take me to your pleasure dome
Lead me to your honeycomb

Gimmi all your lovin’, show me what you got
Take me to your palace if you like it or not
Gimmi all your lovin’, show me what you got
Take me to your palace if you like it, or not

Love me and all the things that I do
I’ll make you feel better and I’m telling the truth
Seduce me, corrupt me
Tell me what you got and your best selection
Lead me to eternity
Take me from insanity

Gimmi all your lovin’, show me what you got
Take me to your palace if you like it, or not
Gimmi all your lovin’, show me what you got
Take me to your palace if you like it, or not



Ως project ξεκίνησε, σε κανονικό συγκρότημα εξελίχθηκε. Ο λόγος για τους CoreLeoni που σχημάτισε ο κιθαρίστας των Gotthard, Leo Leoni. Προ τετραετίας κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο "The Greatest Hits Part 1" και το φθινόπωρο του 2019 το δεύτερο μέρος υπό τον τίτλο "II".

Ο τρίτος τους δίσκος φέρει τον χαρακτηριστικό τίτλο "III" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών. Όσον αφορά την σύνθεση της μπάντας (σε σχέση με το τελευταίο album) αλλαγή έχουμε στο μικρόφωνο (Eugent Bushpepa αντί Ronnie Romero) και στα τύμπανα (Alex Motta αντί Hena Habegger)...

Ο τρίτος δίσκος των CoreLeoni
Leo Leoni: «With the band and especially with the entry of Eugent, we have made some kind of a new start. Sometimes that's what life just needs. And it feels great. It's a bit like setting off for completely new shores, with a lot of emotions and a lot of euphoria."»

Band: CoreLeoni
Country of origin: Switzerland
Genre: Hard Rock
Video: "Like It Or Not"
Music by: Massimo Leoni, Mila Merker, Igor Gianola
Lyrics by: Massimo Leoni, D. Lee
Recorded by: Davide Pagano and Leo Leoni (at Yellowhouse Studio)
Mixed by: Charlie Bauerfeind
Mastered by: Mastered by Busy (at TrueBusyness Music)
Video produced by: Maurizio Del Piccolo

Album: "III"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 13th, 2022
Label: Atomic Fire Records
Format: 2CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Let Life Begin Tonight
02. Purple Dynamite
03. Guilty Under Pressure
04. Greetings From Russia
05. Sometimes
06. Like It Or Not
07. Wake Up Call
08. Sick & Tired
09. Would You Love Me
10. Deep In My Soul
11. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

1. Say Goodbye (CD2)
2. Good Time Lover (CD2)
3. Fist In Your Face (CD2)
4. I’m On My Way (CD2)

Produced by: Leo Leoni (at Yellowhouse Studio, Switzerland)
Recorded by: Davide Pagano and Leo Leoni (at Yellowhouse Studio, Switzerland)
Mixed by: Charlie Bauerfeind
Mastered by: Busy (@TrueBusyness Music)
Artwork by: Ekaterina Bosova Leonova

Band members:
➥ Leo Leoni - Guitars
➥ Eugent Bushpepa - Vocals
➥ Alex Motta - Drums
➥ Jgor Gianola - Guitars
➥ Mila Merker - Bass

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Sinsid - 'In Victory' (album stream)

Ο δίσκος των Sinsid 'In Victory'
Δημιουργήθηκαν προ δεκαετίας στην Νορβηγία από τον Terje Singh Sidhu ως μπάντα διασκευών, αλλά σύντομα άρχισαν να γράφουν το δικό τους υλικό.

Ο λόγος για τους Sinsid, οι οποίοι εμπνέονται κυρίως από τις μπάντες της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα και αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται ως «Old School Heavy Metal».

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους: το album "Mission from Hell" (2018), το "Enter the Gates" (2020) και το "In Victory" που "βγήκε" μόλις χθες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «“In Victory” is a follow-up to 2020’s “Enter the Gates” and is most definitely an album that will get defenders of Old-School Heavy Metal excited about!

Through the album’s 9 non-stop headbanging tracks, an epic journey will unfold where fans will identify everything that made the genre great - anthemic choruses and solos, hard-hitting riffs and faith in Heavy Metal as a symbol of brotherhood and the fight against Evil.

Sinsid’s new album shows the Norwegian quintet at its best, inspired and never so powerful. One thing that’s more evident compared to previous works “Mission from Hell” (2018) and “Enter the Gates” (2020) is the more frequent use of the double bass drum.

The band sounds as good as ever with an improved contemporary production which however still managed to maintain that “old school” feeling. Originally formed in 2012, Sinsid’s influences include anything from the blues and rock to metal and Viking or thrash but the very core of the band is, unmistakably, traditional heavy metal.

The band’s debut triumphantly introduced Sinsid to the metal world and quickly gained the band a massive new following, with reviews referring to it as “good old, honest, working-class metal” and “couldn’t be more metal if it was hammered over an anvil!”»

Band: Sinsid
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Haugesund, Rogaland
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2012-present

Album: "In Victory"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 20th, 2022
Label: Pitch Black Records
Format: CD, Digital

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Evergrey - 'Call Out The Dark' (Visualizer)

We chose the night to be left alone
'Cause when life's a lie you want to leave the cold
For something that you know
Because the only thing I can trust is
Is that my inside will show me how to stay the same
You saw me, you feel it
So you know

That we call out the dark
We call out the dark
Call out the dark
We call out the dark

I collide
I swim against the tide
With no one to rely on
You're safe when you're alone
'Cause when your own your own
The only thing you can trust is
Is that your inside
Is a place where you can stay

And that you feel it like I feel it
Then I can show you
I know the way out of fear and
And how to stop the bleeding

You call out the dark
We call out the dark
Call out the dark
We call out the dark

We call out the dark
We call out the dark
We call out the dark
We call out the dark

We were dark angels from the start
And we heard the call from the dark
Call out the dark
We call out the dark

We call out the dark...



Άκρως δραστήριοι δισκογραφικά το 2022 αποδεικνύονται οι Evergrey. Μετά το "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο album "Live: Before the Aftermath" που "βγήκε" στις αρχές του έτους, οι Σουηδοί metallers "ξαναχτύπησαν" και μάλιστα με νέα δισκογραφική εταιρεία. "A Heartless Portrait: The Orphéan Testament" ο δίσκος, Napalm Records η εταιρεία που το κυκλοφόρησε μόλις χθες...

Ο δίσκος των Evergrey 'A Heartless Portrait: The Orphéan Testament'
Evergrey: «We are so just so damn proud of this record, guys, and we are just as excited that you will finally get to hear it! We will let the music do the talking and leave you to it, but we can't wait to hear what you feel and think!»

Δελτίο τύπου: «Celebrating over 25 years of metal mastery, chart-topping icons Evergrey have unveiled their eagerly longed for, thirteenth full-length, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), today! To commemorate this massive next milestone in the band's history, Gothenburg’s dark metal masters have just released their emotive, mystical new single, “Call Out The Dark” - a heartfelt sonic experience that wanders the realms of prog and melodic metal to combine the best of both worlds into one.»

Band: Evergrey
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Progressive/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fear, Darkness, Paranoia, Confusion, Religion
Years active: 1995-present

Video: "Call Out The Dark"
Album: "A Heartless Portrait: The Orphéan Testament"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 20th, 2022
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
01. Save Us 04:45
02. Midwinter Calls 05:06
03. Ominous 06:10
04. Call Out the Dark 04:23
05. The Orphéan Testament 06:30
06. Reawakening 04:15
07. The Great Unwashed 06:03
08. Heartless 05:09
09. Blindfolded 04:13
10. Wildfires 03:40

Band members:
Tom S Englund - Vocals, Guitars
Henrik Danhage - Guitars
Rikard Zander - Keyboards
Jonas Ekdahl - Drums
Johan Niemann - Bass

Miscellaneous staff: Remedy Art Design - Cover art

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