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SL Theory - "You Never Happened" (video)

Band: SL Theory
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Piraeus
Genre: Hard Rock, Prog Rock / AOR

Video: "You Never Happened"
Shot at: Soundflakes Studios in Ellinikon
Directed / Edited by: Manos Georgakopoulos

Το βίντεο των SL Theory για το "You Never Happened" από το album "Cipher"
Album: "Cipher"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 6th, 2019
Label: Rock Of Angels Records

Track listing:
01. The Life & Death of Mr. Ess (13:30)
Part I: New Light
Part II: Colors
Part III: A World Of Grey
Part IV: He
Part V: She
Part VI: Restless
Part VII: Blackness
Part VIII: Reborn
Part IX: The Truth
Part X: Departure
02. You Never Happened (04:24)
03. Devil’s Suites (03:59)
04. Table’s Turned (03:39)
05. Grave Danger (03:24)
06. If It Wasn’t For You (02:37)
07. Anyone, Anymore (06:22)
08. If You Saw Me Dead (05:12)
09. Silence and Loneliness (03:28)
10. A Song About Nothing (04:08)
11. Happy (03:04)
12. If You Saw Me Dead (alternative version) (04:54)

Δελτίο τύπου: «"Cipher" is the first studio album that the band recorded with this line up. This is an album where the band displays in a unique, well-thought and precision-executed way all the elements that it is building their name on: sophisticated compositions and quality musicianship on the path of Prog Rock and AOR giants like Kansas, Styx, Queen and Foreigner.

From epic Prog Rock, to Heavy AOR and even a couple of surprising bluesy and funky touches, the whole musical heritage of SL Theory is present in "Cipher". Composition, lyrics, harmonies and performance made just the way it used to be made. With great respect to the fans of heavy sound. No tricks, whistles and bells.»

Bio: «Eight years after drummer Sotiris Lagonikas (What's The Buzz? / Double Treat) musical project SL Theory started, followed by the release of debut album titled "SL Theory - I", SL Theory have grown to a 10-member band, with the addition of Mike Karasoulis (Dakrya / Double Treat) on lead vocals, Alex Flouros (Seduce The Heaven / Fragile Vastness / What’s The Buzz?) and Giannis Nigdelis (Double Treat) on the guitars, Manos Gavalas (Sound Of Silence / Airged Lamh / Noely Rayn) on keyboards, Chris Kollias (Seduce The Heaven / Persona Non Grata) on bass guitar, as well as Christina Alexiou, Alexandros Louziotis, Kandia Bouzioti and Margarita Papadimitriou on backing vocals.»


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Hesperia - "Caesar" (video)

Hesperia: Ιταλικό μονομελές συγκρότημα με Ελληνικό όνομα (Εσπερία). Υπάρχει στο heavy metal σύμπαν από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα. Αναφέρει ως επιρροές μπάντες (ανά δεκαετία):

➤ 70s: Black Sabbath, Goblin/C.Simonetti, Uriah Heep, Popol Vuh, Progressive rock, Hard rock in general.

➤ 80s: Iron Maiden (only ’80 Era), NWOBHM, Bathory, Celtic Frost, King Diamond / Mercyfull Fate, Coroner, Cacophony, Savatage, WASP, Runn.

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο πιο πρόσφατος τιτλοφορείται "Caesar [Roma vol.I]" και "βγήκε" προ διετίας...

Δελτίο τύπου: «"Caesar" is the self-titled track from "Caesar (Roma Vol. I)", the sixth release of this Italian one-man band! Atmospheric pagan black metal in generally, but now they extended their sounds and limits, creating cinematic rock metal opera in a concept album, about the life of Julius Caesar.

Epic, sumptuous, captivating, fascinating, furious, but atmospheric and shamanic metal from Ancient Rome! 11 Epic tracks of Italic Roman metal, sung in Italian and Archaic Latin.

Guest appearances among others: tenor voice by Christian Bartolacci (Ibridoma, Scala Mercalli), ambient fx by Shelmerdine (Dark Awake), epic celtic choirs by M (The True Endless, Skoll), soprano femalo voices by Aeretica (Amethista).»

Το βίντεο των Hesperia για το "Caesar" από το album "Caesar"
Band: Hesperia
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Macerata, Marche
Formed in: 1997
Genre: Atmospheric Pagan Black Metal
Lyrical themes: The Aeneid, Italian history
Years active: 1997-present

Video: "Caesar"
Album: "Caesar [Roma vol.I]"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 10th, 2017
Label: Sleaszy Rider Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Ivlia Gens (Incipit) / Svpremvs Dvx
02. Trivmviratvm
03. De Bello Gallico
04. Britannia Capta Erit / Alea Iacta Est
05. Roma
06. Aegyptvs (Tema di Cleopatra)
07. Caesar (Tema di Cesare)
08. Romana Conspiratio (Tema di Bruto)
09. Divini Praesagii (Romanorvm Deorvm)
10. Le idi di marzo (The Ides of March) [Iron Maiden cover]
11. Ivlivs Caesar (Divvs et Mythvs)

Band members:
Hesperus - Everything

Guest/Session:
Shelmerdine - Effects (tracks 1, 3)
M (R.I.P. 2017) - Vocals (choirs) (track 3)
Aeretica - Vocals (soprano) (track 6)
Christian Bartolacci - Vocals (tenor) (track 6)
Ant - Vocals (track 5)
Clemente Cattalani - Guitar solo (track 10)


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Stormwarrior - "Norsemen" (video)

Επιστρέφουν δισκογραφικά μετά από πεντέμισι χρόνια οι Stormwarrior. Ο διάδοχος του album "Thunder & Steele" (Ιανουάριος 2014) και έκτος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" στουντιακός δίσκος των Γερμανών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Norsemen" κι αναμένεται στα τέλη του τρέχοντος μήνα...

Το βίντεο των Stormwarrior για το "Norsemen" από το album "Norsemen"
Band: Stormwarrior
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Hamburg
Formed in: 1998
Genre: Power/Speed Metal
Years active: 1998-present

Video: "Norsemen"
Video created by: Wieglas Produktion
Album: "Norsemen"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 29th, 2019
Label: Massacre Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. To the Shores Where We Belong 02:02
2. Norsemen (We Are) 04:53
3. Storm of the North 05:43
4. Freeborn 05:01
5. Odin's Fire 06:11
6. Sword Dane 04:35
7. Blade on Blade 05:27
8. Shield Wall 05:05
9. Sword of Valhalla 11:19

Band members:
Lars Ramcke - Vocals, Guitar
Björn Daigger - Guitars
Yenz Leonhardt - Bass, Vocals
Falko Reshöft - Drums


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Infinitas - "Avnas" (video)

Burning hearts, burning souls
we are hunted by our insane goals
We don't care if we sweat to the bones
we prepare our way.

Step after step we reach our plans
Step after step we take new land.
Step after step we break all the rules
even if we’re in pain.

We take what we need, no fear no shame
We’re like streams of lava flowing down the ravines.

One dream, one fire - we burn everything down
we fight together for one big cause.
Storm, thunder, sickness, we defeat it all
We are Infinitas, revolution of Lord Avnas.

Bleeding feet, bleeding hands
We’re our own proud captains
Push away all the laborious idiots
We don't need another lord.

Step after step we build our empire
step after step we light our bonfire.
Step after step we burn down the rules
even if we’re in pain.

We take what we need, no fear no shame
We’re like streams of lava flowing down the ravines.

One dream, one fire - we burn everything down
we fight together for one big cause.
Storm, thunder, sickness, we defeat it all
We are Infinitas, revolution of Lord Avnas.

We burn our past and start our future
We forget our old vices
We keep going on and on with our burning hearts and souls
We stay strong and resistant to the influences of imitators
Avnas will whisper the right and good way to follow

One dream, one fire - we burn everything down
we fight together for one big cause.
Storm, thunder, sickness, we defeat it all
We are Infinitas, revolution of Lord Avnas.
Of Lord Avnas, firelord Avnas


Οι Infinitas μας έρχονται από την Ελβετία. Μπάντα που "παντρεύει" το μελωδικό metal με folk στοιχεία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ δεκαετίας, δηλώνουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Children of Bodom, Opeth, Wintersun, Iron Maiden, Kreator, Amorphis, Ensiferum κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο EPs κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο. Ο δεύτερος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Infernum" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Το βίντεο των Infinitas για το "Avnas" από το album "Infernum"
Band: Infinitas
Country of origin: Switzerland
Location: Muotathal
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Folk/Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Demons, Tales, Fantasy
Years active: 2009-present

Video: "Avnas"
Album: "Infernum"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 6th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Afanc 08:08
02. A Manifested Nightmare 00:35
03. Antahkarana In Flames (Avnas Prelude) 00:52
04. Avnas 04:08
05. Utukki 05:53
06. Infernum Overture (Lilith Prelude) 00:46
07. Lilith 09:21
08. Rahu 04:25
09. A Starless Universe (Tiamat Prelude) 01:30
10. Tiamat 06:37
11. Vadatajs 06:40
12. The Seeker of Truth 00:51
13. Consultus (Memoria I) 02:45

Band members:
Pirmin Betschart - Drums, Vocals
Selv Martone - Guitars
Andrea Böll - Vocals
Savannah Childers - Violin
Camel - Bass

Guest/Session:
Chrigel Glanzmann - Vocals on #10

Miscellaneous staff:
Tommy T. Baron - Producer, Recording
Dan Suter - Mastering
Franz Föhn - Artwork


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Galaxy - "Lost From the Start" (album stream)

Οι Galaxy μας έρχονται από την Αυστραλία. Νέο συγκρότημα που (υπερ)αγαπά τα 80ς κι από τις δύο πλευρές του Ατλαντικού (Ευρώπη και Αμερική). Μουσικά μας παρουσιάσθηκαν προ διμήνου. Το παρθενικό τους δισκογραφικό βήμα είναι για ep πέντε τραγουδιών υπό τον τίτλο "Lost From the Start" και "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Dying Victims Productions is proud to present Galaxy's fantastic debut mini-album, Lost From the Start, on CD and 12" vinyl formats. Galaxy is a band from Melbourne, Australia. In choosing the name Galaxy, their mission is to channel the cosmic power of heavy metal, and share it with those who will take up the challenge - to join them on a musical odyssey as far as the imagination will allow.

Galaxy tip their hats to the speed metal and traditional heavy metal acts of the 1980s with their untamed and spirited MLP, Lost From the Start. A force of musical beauty, terrifying in its splendor, it brings to mind '80s Riot, Satan, Megadeth and the classic years of Judas Priest, with manic thrash elements evoking the glory days of heavy music.

Lost From the Start has a dynamic production that appropriately captures the ferocity and emotion the songs exude. Mastering duties for the MLP were handled by none other than Andy La Rocque at his very own Sonic Train Studios, ensuring the maximum potential of the recording was achieved.

The stunning gatefold cover art was created by talented Melbourne artist Keelan Ashton-Bell, presenting a sci-fi-inspired alien desert world which prepares the listener for the epic voyage ahead. With a professional and high-octane live presentation in tow, the band brings a message of joy and madness, tales of love and loss, songs of fear and courage. Join Galaxy on their journey, Lost From the Start.»

Galaxy - "Lost From the Start" (ep)
Band: Galaxy
Country of origin: Australia
Location: Melbourne
Genre: Heavy Power Metal

Album: "Lost From the Start"
Type: EP
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Traveller
2. Dreaming Out
3. Sons of Titan
4. Paradise Divide
5. Lost From the Start

Band members:
Phillip T. King - Vocals
Stuart Callinan - Guitars
Cam Roberts - Guitars
Tim Anderson - Bass
Joel Taylor - Drums

Vocals by Phillip T. King, all guitars and bass by Stuart Callinan, drums by Joel Taylor. All music written by Stuart Callinan. All lyrics written by Phillip T. King. Cover art by Killustrate Illustrations. Logo design and layout consulting by Dean O’Brien.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Joel Taylor at the Black Lodge in Melbourne, Australia, 2017-2018. Produced by Joel Taylor and Stuart Callinan. Mastered by Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studios, Sweden, 2018.


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R.U.S.T.X - "Wake Up" (lyric video)

Ο νέος δίσκος των R.U.S.T.X κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Τιτλοφορείται "Center of the Universe" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών. Πρόκειται για τον τρίτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο της Κυπριακής μπάντας (έχουν επίσης ένα ep, ένα single κι ένα demo). Οι R.U.S.T.X δημιουργήθηκαν το 2003 ως Flames in Ice. Έναν χρόνο αργότερα μετονομάσθηκαν σε R.U.S.T. Το 2014 πρόσθεσαν και το γράμμα "X". Δηλώνουν ως (ενδεικτικές) επιρροές μπάντες οι Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Warlord, Savatage, Stormwitch, Riot κλπ.

Δελτίο τύπου: «Formed in 2003, the Cypriot rockers were fully determined right from the start. Truly-from-the-heart and no BS melodic Heavy Metal with classic rocking passages is their absolute passion as one can easily determine with just one listen. Enthusiastic and passionate about everything R.U.S.T.X do, their upcoming 3rd album “Center of the Universe” will unquestionably convince old school lovers that they do mean serious business.

The band’s outstanding positive energy and originality are accurately reflected by each of the album’s 10 magnificent songs and so are the band’s influences which are deeply rooted into 70s and 80s rock and metal icons.

The level of musicianship in “Center of the Universe” is beyond perfect and the band sounds completely harmonious and in perfect unity. Not surprising since, not only all band members are seasoned musicians, but all four are siblings (!), 3 brothers and their sister, who apart from their instruments, they all share vocal duties! A most definite (and amazing) family affair!

The band comments: “With this album we really pushed ourselves to the limit and the result is like something out of this planet. A comeback to the 70s and 80s era of rock and metal music that we so much adore.”

Legendary radio producer Robert Camassa, who pens a foreword on the album, couldn’t have put it better: “This album is like a swiss clock, ticking along nicely, never skipping a beat. This is a band that has paid its dues and has come roaring back with a killer album. If R.U.S.T.X should ever need a blood transfusion it must be Heavy Metal+”.

The remarkable work of R.U.S.T.X is completed by the magnificent cover created by the amazing Chris Achilleos, known for his unique interpretation of stunning amazons, epic dragons and paintings inspired by ancient civilizations and mythology. His works have adorned hundreds of fantasy book covers in the 70s and 80s and of course he is best known for his painting of the heroine Taarna commissioned for 1981’s “Heavy Metal” animated movie poster.

The album also features guest appearances by Paolo Nipa (DARK QUARTERER) and Andrea Ramacciotti (DEADLY TIDE) and it was recorded and mixed at Woodstock Recording Studio in Piombino, Italy by Andrea Ramacciotti.»

Band: R.U.S.T.X
Country of origin: Cyprus
Location: Agioi Trimithias
Formed in: 2004
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Heavy Metal
Years active: 2003-2004 (as Flames in Ice), 2004-2014 (as R.U.S.T.), 2014-present

Το lyric video των R.U.S.T.X για το "Wake Up" από το album "Center of the Universe"
Lyric video: "Wake Up"
Album: "Center of the Universe"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 15th, 2019
Label: Pitch Black Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Defendre le rock 04:51
02. Running Man 03:25
03. Black Heart 04:29
04. I Stand to Live 05:26
05. Endless Skies 04:32
06. Center of the Universe 09:09
07. Widow's Cry 05:36
08. Wake Up 04:45
09. Dirty Road (CD bonus track)
10. Band on the Run (CD bonus track)

Band members:
George Xanthou - Bass, Vocals
Katerina Xanthou - Keyboards, Vocals
Peter Pan Xanthou- Guitars, Vocals
John Xanthou - Drums, Vocals

Guest/Session: Paolo "Nipa" Ninci, Andrea Ramacciotti

Miscellaneous staff:
Chris Achilleos - Artwork, Cover art
Andrea Ramacciotti- Recording, Mixing


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Throne of Iron - "Lichspire" (lyric video)

Το συγκρότημα Throne of Iron
Throne of Iron: Αμερικάνικο συγκρότημα που δημιουργήθηκε πέρυσι. Ξεκίνησε ως το προσωπικό σχήμα του Tucker Thomasson, ο οποίος έπαιζε (και έκανε) τα πάντα στο τριών τραγουδιών "2018 Demo". Στην πορεία μετεξελίχθηκαν σε "κανονικό" συγκρότημα.

Αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Mercyful Fate, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol και δηλώνουν συνοδοιπόροι των Eternal Champion, Archarus, Sumerlands, Visigoth, War Dogs, Old Scratch.

Μέσα στο 2019 έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα split (μαζί με τους Hillsfar) και τρία singles. Πλέον δηλώνουν πανέτοιμοι για τον πρώτο "ολοκληρωμένο" τους δίσκο ο οποίος τιτλοφορείται "Adventure One" κι αναμένεται τον Φεβρουάριο του νέου έτους.

Δελτίο τύπου: «Formed in the sweltering summer of 2018 in the wake of an alcohol-fueled love of the sounds of classic heavy metal and tomes of roleplaying past, Throne Of Iron is here to bring the wood paneled basement to YOU.

Originally a solo project of Tucker Thomasson (Thorr-Axe), Throne Of Iron released their 2018 Demo, with Tucker performing all instruments. The demo took off on Bandcamp, gaining the attention of writers on the site, BangerTV, and eventually No Remorse Records, who approached Tucker with a contract.

Thinking quick, Tucker gathered forces in the form of Corwin Deckard on guitar, his longtime drummer friend from Thorr-Axe, Jacob Lett, and the cleric Evan Pruitt on bass. The four immediately descended into the basement to forge their debut full length set to be released on No Remorse.»

Band: Throne of Iron
Country of origin: United States
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Formed in: 2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Dungeons and Dragons, Fantasy, Battles
Years active: 2018-present

Lyric video: "Lichspire"
Album: "Adventure One"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 21st, 2020
Label: No Remorse Records

Band members:
Tucker Thomasson -Vocals, Guitar
Corwin Deckard - Guitar
Jacob Lett - Drums
Evan Pruitt - Bass


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Sons Of Apollo - "Goodbye Divinity" (video)

Ο νέος δίσκος των Sons Of Apollo είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "MMXX" κι αναμένεται στο ξεκίνημα της νέας χρονιάς. Είναι το δεύτερο "ολοκληρωμένο" στουντιακό album της all star prog metal / rock band.

Την μπάντα δημιούργησαν δύο πρώην μέλη των Dream Theater: ο drummer Mike Portnoy και o πληκτράς Derek Sherinian. Μαζί τους ο Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), ο Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth κλπ) και ο Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, ex-Journey κλπ)...

Mike Portnoy: «From the minute we finished writing Goodbye Divinity, I knew we had our album opener and the first release off the album. I even remember posting on social media how excited I was about the song the day I tracked it!

The song has an immediacy that grabs you right away: great riffs, flashy playing and hooky vocal melodies. All of the elements that make up the SOA sound. The video was directed by Vicente Cordero who I have now done over 20 music videos with and its look helps catapult the band from the Greek mythological past of the last album into the 21st century with this new album.»

Το βίντεο των Sons Of Apollo για το "Goodbye Divinity" από το album "MMXX"
Band: Sons Of Apollo
Country of origin: International
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Prog metal
Years active: 2017-present

Video: "Goodbye Divinity"
Director: Vicente Cordero
Producer: Industrialism Films

Album: "MMXX"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 17th, 2020
Label: Inside Out Music
Format: CD, 2CD, 2LP+CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Goodbye Divinity 07:16
2. Wither to Black 04:48
3. Asphyxiation 05:09
4. Desolate July 06:11
5. King of Delusion 08:49
6. Fall to Ascend 05:07
7. Resurrection Day 05:51
8. New World Today 16:38

Band members:
Billy Sheehan - Bass
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - Guitars
Derek Sherinian - Keyboards
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
The Del Fuvio Brothers - Producer
Thomas Ewerhard - Artwork


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Tygers Of Pan Tang - "Destiny" (video)

Μία ντουζίνα full length albums θα συμπληρώσουν την επόμενη εβδομάδα οι Tygers of Pan Tang. Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των θρυλικών Βρετανών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Ritual" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες...

Band: Tygers of Pan Tang
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England
Formed in: 1978
Genre: NWOBHM
Lyrical themes: Life, Partying, Love, Metal
Years active: 1978-1984, 1985-1987, 1999-present

Το βίντεο των Tygers Of Pan Tang για το "Destiny" από το album "Ritual"
Video: "Destiny"
Album: "Ritual"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 22nd, 2019
Label: Mighty Music, Irond Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. World's Apart
02. Destiny
03. Rescue Me
04. Raise Some Hell
05. Spoils Of War
06. White Lines
07. Words Cut Like Knives
08. Damn You!
09. Love Will Find A Way
10. Art Of Noise
11. Sail On

Band members:
Robb Weir - Guitars
Jacopo Meille - Vocals
Michael McCrystal - Guitars
Gav Gray - Bass
Craig Ellis - Drums and Percussion

Miscellaneous staff:
Fred Purser - Recording
Søren Andersen - Producer
Harry Hess - Mastering


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Dexter Ward - "Return of the Blades" (audio)

From the mountains of thunder we ride
With our swords and our shields
We live for the fight

We crack open the gates of the night
We will chase our dreams
In the Road of the Light

From the sands of the East, to the shores of the West
We are the knights that will never kneel
We live our lives in a flash of falling steel
Return of the Blades

Gold and treasures, and cities that shine
Like a mantle of stars in ancient skies
Gods of darkness and creatures of light
There's no demon or man our swords can't kill

From the mountain of Crom, to the shores of the Styx
We will sail on the ships of fate
And conquer the kingdoms that gleam beyond the waves

Return of the blades, of the riders from Hyrkania
We come back tonight, when a witch shall be born
We are conquerors from the edge of time
Cold steel shall be our messenger
And we'll ride against the wind till the end

We will come like a fiery storm
We will slay all their Kings and take their Queens
By the spear and the axe they shall fall
We shall burn them to ash and drink from their skulls

See the blood in the eyes of the mares that we ride
We're the horsemen in silk and steel
We carry the flame that will never ever die
Return of the Blades

With our swords, with our crowns
We shall die, glory bound


Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από τέσσερα χρόνια για τους Dexter Ward. Ο διάδοχος του album "Rendezvous with Destiny" (Απρίλιος 2016) και τρίτος συνολικά δίσκος των Ελλήνων (κατά τα 4/5) metallers τιτλοφορείται "III" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει την άνοιξη του νέου έτους. Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει το single "Return of the Blades" που "βγήκε" ψηφιακά χθες...

Το τραγούδι των Dexter Ward "Return of the Blades" από το album "III"
Band: Dexter Ward
Country of origin: Greece
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2009-present

Audio: "Return of the Blades"
Album: "III"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 13th, 2020
Label: No Remorse Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Track listing:
1. Return of the Blades
2. Soldiers of Light
3. In the Days of Epic Metal
4. The Eyes of Merlin
5. Conan the Barbarian
6. The Dragon of the Mist
7. Reign of the White Knight
8. The Demonslayer

Band members:
Mark Dexter (aka Marco Concoreggi) - vocals
Manolis "Barraza" Karazeris - Guitars
Akis Pastras - Guitars
John Tsimas - Bass
Stelios Darakis - Drums


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Hittman - "The Ledge" (lyric video)

Νέο τραγούδι των Hittman μετά από 26 χρόνια! Φέρει τον τίτλο "The Ledge" και ουσιαστικά προλογίζει τον καινούριο τους δίσκο, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "Destroy All Humans" και θα κυκλοφορήσει το νέο έτος (2020). Οι Hittman μας έρχονται από την Νέα Υόρκη. Δημιουργήθηκαν το 1984, διαλύθηκαν μία δεκαετία αργότερα κι επανήλθαν πρόπερσι. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους ("Hittman" 1988, "Vivas Machina" 2003).

Από τα "παλαιά" μέλη υπάρχουν ο κιθαρίστας Jim Bacchi και ο τραγουδιστής Dirk Kennedy που είναι από την 1η ημέρα των Hittman και ο κιθαρίστας John Kristen που εντάχθηκε στην μπάντα το 1986 (και οι τρεις συμμετέχουν στους δύο δίσκους). Καινούρια μέλη είναι ο μπασίστας Greg Bier (ο οποίος αντικαθιστά τον θανόντα Michael Buccell που απεβίωσε το 2013) κι ο drummer Joe Fugazi...

Το single των Hittman "The Ledge"
Band: Hittman
Country of origin: United States
Location: New York City, New York
Formed in: 1984
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes: Life, Hard Times, Freedom
Years active: 1984-1994, 2017-present

Lyric video: "The Ledge"
Written by: Dirk Kennedy
Produced by: Jim Bacchi,Dirk Kennedy
Mixed by: Bob St John

Album: "Destroy All Humans"
Type: Full length
Release date: 2020

Band members:
Dirk Kennedy - Vocals
Jim Bacchi - Guitar
John Inglima - Guitar
Greg Bier - Bass
Joe Fugazi - Drums




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Avatarium - "Voices" (visualizer)

Ο τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Avatarium είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Hurricanes and Halos" (2017) τιτλοφορείται "The Fire I Long For" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «On November 22nd, Avatarium return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with "Hurricanes And Halos" that has been named 'album of the month' by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release via Nuclear Blast.

"The Fire I Long For" sees them return to their epic doom roots whilst paying their respects to rock legends like Rainbow, Led Zeppelin and The Doors. "The Fire I Long For" will include 9 mezmerising new tracks featuring Marcus Jidell's soaring guitar solos and Jennie-Ann Smith's powerful soul voice:

01. Voices; 02. Rubicon; 03. Lay Me Down; 04. Porcelain Skull; 05. Shake That Demon; 06. Great Beyond; 07. The Fire I Long For; 08. Epitaph Of Heroes; 09. Stars They Move.

Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of Candlemass, Avatarium soon saw the arrival of Marcus Jidell (producer Candlemass) and Jennie-Ann Smith who brought an air of charisma with her soulful grace.

By now, the band has become an entity of its own and while Leif still contributed three songs for the new album, the band’s current nucleus consists of Marcus and Jennie-Ann, who are accompanied on this record by organist Rickard Nilsson and new drummer Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson (Tthe Doomsday Kingdom).

Together, this open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance. Recorded at Studio DeepWell in Stockholm, the album was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Grammy Award winner Niklas Flyckt and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein).»

Nuclear Blast: «This autumn our hearts will be enlightened by the fourth studio album of Sweden’s globally praised Avatarium. They have no musical boundaries and that plays a vital part in ensuring they have a signature sound.

This open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance. After previous album "Hurricanes And Halos" (2017) the band toured the world with their now significant and utterly unique repertoire.

Another successful EU headline tour took place in autumn 2017. Next, they focused on crafting the next installment in their catalogue which is titled "The Fire I Long For".

This record showcases the essence of a band who has found its signature sound, no matter what happens. Slightly developing, step by step on every release, "The Fire I Long For" includes nine genuine songs of exceptional purity.

This fire they are yearning for is reflected in every single song on this album. Starting with the chunky sound of bombastic opener ‘Voices’, Avatarium also offers intimate beauty, represented by first single ‘Rubicon’ and the relaxed, sensitive ‘Lay Me Down’ with its smooth Americana feel.

The wealth of variation on the Swede’s fourth statement is enriched with the doom-rooted heaviness of ‘Porcelain Skull’ and ‘Epitaph Of Heroes’, which the band describes as a rather idiosyncratic Avatarium song.

The record is topped off with the bare intensity of the jazz-inspired piano ballad ‘Stars They Move’, bringing "The Fire I Long For" to close.»

Το βίντεο των Avatarium για το "Voices" από το album "The Fire I Long For"
Band: Avatarium
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Absurd poetry
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Voices"
Album: "The Fire I Long For"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 22nd, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
1. Voices
2. Rubicon
3. Lay Me Down
4. Porcelain Skull
5. Shake That Demon
6. Great Beyond
7. The Fire I Long For
8. Epitaph of Heroes
9. Stars They Move

Band members:
Jennie Ann Smith - Vocals
Marcus Jidell - Guitar
Lars Sköld - Drums
Mats Rydström - Bass
Rickard Nilsson - Organ


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Iron Curtain - "Rock Survivor" (video)

Το βίντεο των Iron Curtain για το "Rock Survivor" από το album "Danger Zone"
Με την έλευση του χειμώνα θα κυκλοφορήσει και ο νέος δίσκος των Iron Curtain. Ο διάδοχος του album "Guilty as Charged" (2016) και τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Ισπανών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Danger Zone" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα Δεκεμβρίου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «For the past decade, Spain's Iron Curtain have become a veritable institution in the international true-metal underground. Road to Hell, their debut album from 2012, set the stage for their successive scene dominance.

Forged in the fires of the early '80s, Iron Curtain's sound set forth a smorgasboard of grit and gleam equally, largely nodding to the eternal Motörhead as well as Tank, but also Canadian gods like Exciter and Razor, to the Teutonic might of early Iron Angel and Grave Digger, to Scandinavian gods OZ and Heavy Load, to cult American icons Abattoir and Savage Grace.

Indeed, none more true were Iron Curtain - and they were here to stay! Two more revered full-lengths followed - 2013's Jaguar Spirit and 2016's Guilty as Charged - but now Iron Curtain are about to lift the veil on their most rocking record yet.

Fans since the beginning, Dying Victim is honored to unleash that hot rocker in the form of Danger Zone, arguably Iron Curtain's magnum opus. Scaling back the speed that characterized the band earlier on, here do Iron Curtain work the sweet-spot mid-tempo, maximizing space and shade within these overtly more melodic gems.

The production on Danger Zone is especially exquisite, retaining an era-authentic grittiness without sacrificing any latent heaviness. Not that "heaviness" per se is the prime directive on LP#4 - although, ripping opener "Wildlife" would suggest otherwise - rather, the cooly cruising dynamic these eight anthems take is far more suited to fist-shaking and pint-raising instead of thrashing like a maniac.

Thus, hooks are huge, and any perceived "cleaning up" of the production pays off across these 33 electric minutes, culminating in the mesmerizingly moody climactic closer "Lonewolf." Are you prepared to enter the Danger Zone? Let Iron Curtain show you the way!»

Band: Iron Curtain
Country of origin: Spain
Location: Murcia
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Speed/Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Destruction, Metal, History, Life
Years active: 2007-present

Video: "Rock Survivor"
Album: "Danger Zone"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 13th, 2019
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Cassette, Digital

Track listing:
1. Wildlife
2. Stormbound
3. Rock Survivor
4. Mad Dogs
5. Danger Zone
6. The Running Man
7. Rough Riders
8. Lonewolf

Band members:
Mike - Vocals, Rithmic Guitar
Joserra - Bass
Cachorro - Lead guitar
Alberto - Drums


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