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Artillery - "Pain" (video)

Οι Artillery μας έρχονται από την Δανία. Εμπνεύσθηκαν το όνομά τους από ένα τραγούδι του Βρετανικού συγκροτήματος Tank (το "Heavy Artillery"). Δημιουργήθηκαν το μακρινό 1982 και παραμένουν ενεργοί (με... αρκετά διαλείμματα) μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Στα μέσα του μήνα κυκλοφορούν τον καινούριο τους (και ένατο συνολικά full length) δίσκο. Τιτλοφορείται "The Face of Fear"...

Band: Artillery
Country of origin: Denmark
Location: Taastrup
Formed in: 1982
Genre: Power / Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Society, Death, Life
Years active: 1982-1991, 1998-2000, 2007-present

Το video των Artillery για το "Pain" από το album "The Face of Fear"
Video: "Pain"
Album: "The Face of Fear"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 16th, 2018
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. The Face of Fear
02. Crossroads to Conspiracy
03. New Rage
04. Sworn Utopia
05. Through the Ages of Atrocity
06. Thirst for the Worst
07. Pain
08. Under Water
09. Preaching to the Converted
10. Mind of No Return (re-recorded version)
11. Doctor Evil (re-recorded version)

Band members:
Morten Stützer - Guitars (lead)
Michael Stützer - Guitars (lead)
Peter Thorslund - Bass
Josua Madsen - Drums
Michael Bastholm Dahl - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff: Søren Andersen - Producer

Δελτίο τύπου: «The video for the song PAIN is about a man that live his life isolated and everything is centred around his abuse of drugs and alcohol. He is in pain and struggling with mental and psychological issues caused by his own abuse. He is near the end of his life, and haunted by his own demons and the reaper is lurking in the shadows. The video is produced by Morten S. Madsen. The talented danish actor Tommy Vonsyld is playing the leading role. Music & lyrics by Michael Stutzer.»


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Dawn of Winter - "A Dream Within a Dream" (audio)

Το 1990 δημιουργήθηκαν στην Γερμανία οι Cemetery. Έναν χρόνο αργότερα (και μετά την κυκλοφορία του demo "Perfect Solitude") μετονομάσθηκαν σε Dawn of Winter συνεχίζοντας μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Doom metal συγκρότημα, το οποίο δημιούργησε ο τραγουδιστής των Sacred Steel (και Battleroar) Gerrit P. Mutz.

Εν έτει 2018 η μπάντα επιστρέφει δισκογραφικά έξι χρόνια μετά το ep "The Skull of the Sorcerer" και δέκα μετά την κυκλοφορία του (full length) album "The Peaceful Dead". Το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα της παρέας του Gerrit φέρει τον χαρακτηριστικότατο τίτλο "Pray for Doom" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Band: Dawn of Winter
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Ludwigsburg/Remseck, Baden-Württemberg
Formed in: 1991
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Agony, Despair, Doom, Sorrow, Suffering
Years active: 1990-1991 (as Cemetery), 1991-present

Το τραγούδι των Dawn of Winter "A Dream Within a Dream" από το abum "Pray for Doom"
Audio: "A Dream Within a Dream"
Album: "Pray for Doom"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Label: I Hate
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. A Dream Within a Dream 07:08
2. The Thirteenth of November 06:06
3. Woodstock Child 04:29
4. The Sweet Taste of Ruin 06:29
5. Pray for Doom 06:36
6. The Orchestra Bizarre 04:21
7. Paralysed by Sleep 06:19
8. Father Winter (Sacrifice Pt. 3) 10:27

Band members:
Gerrit P. Mutz - Vocals
Joachim Schmalzried - Bass
Jörg M. Knittel - Guitars
Dennis Schediwy - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Jörg M. Knittel - Cover art
Robban Kanto - Design, Layout
Thorsten Baus - Mastering, Mixing


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QFT - "End of the Universe" (audio)

Ο Thomas Vikström έγινε γνωστός στο heavy metal σύμπαν ως ο τραγουδιστής των Candlemass στον δίσκο "Chapter VI". Έκτοτε έχει περάσει από διάφορα συγκροτήματα και συνεχίζει ενεργός μέχρι τις ημέρες μας (μεταξύ άλλων τραγουδά και στους Therion).

Το μήλο έπεσε κάτω από την μηλιά και η κόρη του, Linnéa Vikström, πήρε την σκυτάλη και συνεχίζει την παράδοση. Έχει τραγουδήσει στους The Experiment No.Q, στους The Paralydium Project, στους Therion (σε τέσσερα albums ως guest) και στους Kamelot (στα live).

Πλέον έχει την δική της μπάντα, τους QFT (Quantum Field Theory). Το ντεμπούτο της κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Τιτλοφορείται "Live In Space", "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Μάιο κι εμείς ακούμε το εναρκτήριο τραγούδι "End of the Universe"...

Despotz Records: «As the singer for the Swedish symphonic metal phenomenon Therion, Linnea Vikström has already fans around the world. But when she makes her solo debut as QFT (quantum field theory) we get to meet a completely new side of the beloved singer.

The solo debut from the internationally praised metal singer Linnéa Vikström spans all the way from current science to the eternal, philosophical questions regarding the beginning, the end and life beyond our own planet.»

Το τραγούδι των QFT "End of the Universe" από τον δίσκο "Live In Space"
Band: QFT
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Years active: 2017-present

Audio: "End of the Universe"
Album: "Live In Space"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 4th, 2018
Label: Despotz Records
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. End of the Universe
02. Big Bang
03. Black Hole
04. QFT
05. Aliens
06. Time
07. Quasar
08. Light Speed
09. Live in Space
10. Jóga

Band members:
Jonathan Olsson - Bass
George Egg - Drums
Mano Lewys - Guitars
Linnéa Vikström - Vocals (lead)


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Stevie Mclaughlin - "Toy Empires" (video)

Το βίντεο του Stevie Mclaughlin για το "Toy Empires" από το ομότιτλο album
Ο Stevie McLaughlin είναι κιθαρίστας στα Ιρλανδέζικα συγκροτήματα Sandstone - IronHeart. Την περασμένη άνοιξη κυκλοφόρησε προσωπικό δίσκο υπό τον τίτλο "Toy Empires"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The Irish guitarist Stevie McLaughlin, better known for his riff attacks with the Irish metal band Sandstone and as touring guitarrist for the former Judas Priest/ex-Iced Earth singer Tim Ripper Owens, has recorded his first solo effort. ‘Toy Empires’ is the title of the ten track opus, which can be described as being between hard rock and classical heavy metal.

Progressive influences are just as recognizable as are influences to his style by guitarists such as Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Pat McManus. 'Toy Empires' is pleasing the listener with its ten cleanly arranged, melodic hardrock/metal songs, and further recommending itself with its strong, great melodies and classical guitar parts.»

Artist / Band: Stevie Mclaughlin
Country of origin: Ireland
Location: Derry
Genre
: Melodic Metal

Video: "Toy Empires"
Album: "Toy Empires"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 20th, 2018 (world)
Release date: May 25th, 2018 (North America)
Label: Limb Music

Track listing:
01. Between Life & Death 5:35
02. Shadows Alone 3:52
03. Apocrypha 7:51
04. Straw Men 5:06
05. Prophetic Skies 7:03
06. Immortal Rose 4:55
07. Chimera 6:08
08. Depletion 5:37
09. Toy Empires 6:28
10. Memories of Eden 10:41


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Thor - "Christmas in Valhalla" (full album)

Να έχεις υιοθετήσει (ως καλλιτεχνικό ψευδώνυμο) το όνομα θεού παγανιστικής θρησκείας και να βγάζεις δίσκο με... χριστουγεννιάτικα τραγούδια!!! Κυρίες και κύριοι, ο John Mikl Thor: μία από τις πλέον cult φιγούρες στον (undreground) heavy metal χώρο. Το ίδιο και το συγκρότημά του (Thor) που συνεχίζει μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Ο 21ος (και πλέον πρόσφατος) δίσκος τους τιτλοφορείται "Christmas in Valhalla", αποτελείται από χριστουγεννιάτικα τραγούδια και κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Οκτωβρίου...

Ο δίσκος των Thor "Christmas in Valhalla"
Band: Thor
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Formed in: 1977
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal, Hard Rock

Years active:
↠ 1973 (as Centaur)
↠ 1973-1976 (as Mikl Body Rock)
↠ 1976-1977 (as Thor and the Imps)
↠ 1977-1986, 1982 (as Vikon)
↠ 1986 (as Tritonz), 1997-present

Album: "Christmas in Valhalla"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 26th, 2018
Label: Deadline Music
Format: CD, Digital

Band members:
Jon Mikl Thor - Vocals
Ted Jedlicki - Bass
Tom Croxton - Drums
Matt McNallie - Guitars
John Leibel - Lead guitar

Δελτίο τύπου: «The ultimate metalhead stocking stuffer - the very first holiday album from legendary metal viking, Thor! Features 9 original Christmas songs that are sure to become headbanging classics, recorded with the same band from Thor's excellent recent album "Beyond The Pain Barrier"! Gorgeous cover illustration by Marvel UK comic illustrator, Simon Williams!»


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Marius Danielsen - "Tower of Knowledge" (video)

Το video του τραγουδιού "Tower of Knowledge" από το album "Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom Part 2"
Ο Marius Danielsen είναι ένας Νορβηγός μουσικός (κιθαρίστας και τραγουδιστής). Μετέχει στα συγκροτήματα Darkest Sins - Eunomia. Διατηρεί επίσης το προσωπικό του σχήμα υπό τ' όνομα Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom. Το πρώτο μέρος κυκλοφόρησε προ τριετίας.

Στα τέλη του μήνα θα "βγει" το δεύτερο μέρος. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom Part 2" και συμμετέχουν (πέραν του ιδίου) 48 τραγουδιστές / μουσικοί!!! Ανάμεσά τους ονόματα όπως των Tim “Ripper” Owens, Vinny Appice, Michael Kiske, Bruce Kulick, Mark Boals, Blaze Bayley κλπ.

Δελτίο τύπου: «The waiting time is finally over and thank Marius for that. On November 30th, 2018, Crime Records will release the awaited Part 2 of “Legend of Valley Doom” by Marius Danielsen. Part 1 was highly praised by the Power Metal fans around the globe. Not to mention that it was voted ‘Album of the Year 2015’ by the followers of Power Metal Cereal Guy on Facebook. And that in battle with albums by the likes of Blind Guardian and Rhapsody.

If you enjoyed Part 1, you’re definitely in for a positive surprise. Where Part 1 took 10 years in the making and consists of a variety of free-standing masterpieces, Part 2 took Marius only 3 years and will take you to the next level of this Epic Metal Opera trilogy. Breathtaking songwriting performed by some of the best metal musicians of our time and guided by a fantastic storyline. It doesn’t get much better than this. Simply a must-have. Enjoy!»

The story: «The next chapter in the «Legend of Valley Doom» will continue where Part 1 left us. The Dark Lord defeated Valley Doom, and King Thorgan fell in battle. The Valley Doomians are forced to flee to their allies in the west - The Kingdom of Eunomia. It is up to the Warrior King to lead the people of Valley Doom to safety. Together with King Eunotrian and Arigo the Wise, they need to find a way to defeat the Dark Lord. What went wrong with the prophecy? The answers lie in the Crystal Mountains.»

Band: Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Molde
Formed in: 2005
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Journey

Lyric video: "Tower of Knowledge"
Album: "Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom Part 2"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 30th, 2018
Label: Crime Records
Format: CD, 2 vinyls

Track listing:
01. King Thorgan's Hymn 03:36
02. Rise of the Dark Empire 06:47
03. Gates of Eunomia 02:26
04. Tower of Knowledge 05:50
05. Visions of the Night 06:06
06. Crystal Mountains 07:13
07. By the Dragon's Breath 06:17
08. Under the Silver Moon 06:21
09. Angel of Light 06:26
10. Princess Lariana's Forest 09:20
11. Temple of the Ancient God 07:54
12. We Stand Together 03:31
13. Tower of Knowledge 05:50 (Bonus track on CD)
14. Crystal Mountains 07:13 (Bonus track on Vinyl)

Musicians

Vocals:
Michael Kiske - Helloween, Avantasia, Unisonic
Tim “Ripper” Owens - ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen
Blaze Bayley - ex-Iron Maiden, Wolvesbane
Olaf Hayer - ex-Luca Turilli, Symphonity
Michele Luppi - Whitesnake, ex-Vision Divine
Daniel Heiman - ex-Lost Horizon, Harmony
Mark Boals - ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Royal Hunt
Alessio Garavello - ex-Power Quest, A New Tomorrow
Mathias Blad - Falconer
Jan Thore Grefstad - Highland Glory, Saint Deamon
Diego Valdez - Helker, Iron Mask
Raphael Mendes - Urizen
Per Johansson - Ureas
Kai Somby - Intrigue
Simon Byron - Sunset
Anniken Rasmussen - Darkest Sins
Peter Danielsen - Darkest Sins
Marius Danielsen - Darkest Sins

Guitars:
Bruce Kulick - ex-Kiss
Matias Kupiainen - Stratovarius
Jennifer Batten - ex-Michael Jackson
Tom Naumann - Primal Fear
Tracy G - ex-Dio
Jens Ludwig - Edguy
Jimmy Hedlund - Falconer
Timo Somers - Delain
Olivier Lapauze - Heavenly
Luca Princiotta - Doro
Andy Midgley - Neonfly
Mike Campese
Billy Johnston - Beecake
Sigurd Kårstad - Darkest Sins
Marius Danielsen - Darkest Sins

Bass:
Jari Kainulainen - ex-Stratovarius, Masterplan
Magnus Rosén - ex-HammerFall
Barend Courbois - Blind Guardian
Jonas Kuhlberg - Cain's Offering
Giorgio Novarino - ex-Bejelit
Rick Martin - Beecake

Keyboards:
Peter Danielsen - Darkest Sins
Steve Williams - Power Quest

Drums:
Stian Kristoffersen - Pagan's Mind
Vinny Appice (* On bonus tracks) - ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Dio, ex-Heaven and Hell

Choirs:
Marius Danielsen - Darkest Sins
Peter Danielsen - Darkest Sins
Jan Thore Grefstad - Highland Glory, Saint Deamon
Anniken Rasmussen - Darkest Sins
Alessio Perardi - Airborn


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Arrayan Path - "Archegonoi" (Teaser / Album Preview)

Έχουν βρει ρυθμό οι Arrayan Path την τελευταία τριετία και θα κυκλοφορήσουν τρίτο δίσκο σε ισάριθμα χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Dawn of Aquarius" (και έβδομο συνολικά δίσκος) των Κυπρίων metallers τιτλοφορείται "Αρχέγονοι" κι αναμένεται στα τελειώματα του μήνα. Πρόκειται για διπλό cd (14 τραγουδιών), ενώ στα τύμπανα βρίσκουμε τον (θεό) Mark Zonder!

Δελτίο τύπου: «Epic Power Metal masters ARRAYAN PATH return with their 7th album, their third offering in three consecutive years! A follow-up to 2017’s highly acclaimed “Dawn of Aquarius” (album of the month in Greek Metal Hammer among countless other commendations), ARRAYAN PATH’s new album sees them reaching yet another milestone as it’s the band’s first double-disc album ever!

“ΑΡΧΕΓΟΝΟΙ” (“ARCHEGONOI” - Greek for Ancient-Born) is a return to ARRAYAN PATH’s original sound; a sound clearly resulting from the band members’ passion for heavy metal music, their influences and life experiences in general. It’s also a result of that ancient spirit lurking about in their minds, guiding and directing the song-writing to a specific… path, one that the band members are more than pleased to follow.

The new album is somewhat of a concept album, not in the sense of a story being told from start to finish but one that derives its themes from the same “pool” of ancient-born ideas and influences related to the ancient world and more particularly to ancient Greece. Ancient Greece after all has always played an integral role in the band’s history.

With its 14 tracks and over 80 minutes of music, this is an album that’s as complete as it could possibly be and although the easy choice would be to simply “cut” one or two tracks in order to fit everything on one disc, it was strongly felt that nothing should be left out, which is why the decision to release it on two discs was reached.

This way the “journey” on which the album will take the listener will be thoroughly enjoyed and experienced exactly as the band intended it. As the band comments: “This album will excite you to pick up a sword and switch to warrior mode but at the same time touch your more sensitive side while carrying you to those ancient times. THIS is the real spirit of ARRAYAN PATH!

The album includes a long list of amazing musicians, friends of the band, participating as guests, but special mention should be made to the legendary Mark Zonder (WARLORD, FATES WARNING) whose unique drumming needs no special introduction. All drums on “ARCHEGONOI” are performed by Mark Zonder and of course his unmatched performance makes the entire album shine even more.»

Band: Arrayan Path
Country of origin: Cyprus
Location: Nicosia
Formed in: 1997
Genre: Epic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Mystic
Years active: 1997-2011 (as Arryan Path), 2011-present

Αποσπάσματα από τα τραγούδια του δίσκου των Arrayan Path "Archegonoi"
Video: Teaser / Album Preview
Album: "Αρχέγονοι" ("Archegonoi")
Type: Full length
Release date: November 30th, 2018
Label: Pitch Black Records
Format: 2CD, Digital

Disc 1 - track listing:
1. Weaving the Web of Destiny
2. Rod of Asclepius
3. Seven Against Thebes
4. Sins of Pandora
5. The Words of Menelaus
6. Bellerophon (Forged by the Blacksmith)
7. Thisbe's Blooded Veil

Disc 2 - track listing:
1. Lion of Amphipolis
2. Blood of the Sphinx
3. Nemesis
4. Eastern Sands
5. Where the Hydra Hides
6. King of Argos
7. Thermopylae 480 BC

Band members:
Nicholas Leptos - Vocals
Socrates Leptos - Guitars
Christoforos Gavriel - Guitars
Miguel Trapezaris - Bass

Guest/Session: Mark Zonder - Drums


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Pertness - "Metamorphosis" (audio)

Οι Pertness μας έρχονται από την Ελβετία. Δημιουργήθηκαν στο πρώτο μισό της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα, αρέσκονται στο μελωδικό power metal κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, Metallica, Irish Folk, Helloween κλπ. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, δύο demos και μία συλλογή. Το τέταρτο full length album είναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "Metamorphosis" κι αναμένεται τον πρώτο χειμερινό μήνα...

Το τραγούδι των Pertness "Metamorphosis" από το ομότιτλο album
Band: Pertness
Country of origin: Switzerland
Location: Bern, Berne
Formed in: 1993
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Religious, Battles, Fantasy
Years active: 1993-present

Audio: "Metamorphosis"
Album: "Metamorphosis"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Label: Pure Steel Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Metamorphosis 04:38
02. Fortress 04:03
03. Words of Lies 03:50
04. Firestorm 03:31
05. Left Behind 04:57
06. I'm a Slave 03:32
07. Face to Face with Hell 03:27
08. Flying to the Sun 03:29
09. Waves of Pain 03:30
10. There's a Storm in my Mind 03:32

Band members:
Tom Schluchter - vocals, guitars
Tom Zurbrügg - guitars
Marcel Bühler - bass
Tobi Hari - drums

Δελτίο τύπου: «Pertness, the leading Swiss Metal band is back with another strike! Power, melodic Thrash, Celtic Elements and so much more you will hear in the new songs again. “Metamorphosis” is the 4th album and the successful predecessors “Seven times Eternity", "From the Beginning to the End" and "Frozen Time" are still in our minds, because of the many positive feedback in the past. Fresh, riff based songs with the unique Pertness style dynamic sound make us feel great again!!!»


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Royal Orphan - "Royal Orphan" (full ep)

Το ομώνυμο ep των Royal Orphan
Οι Brendan Kelly - Joey Migz έχουν μακρά ιστορία. Το 1988 δημιούργησαν τους Stormentor. Το 1993 έκαναν διετές διάλειμμα κι επανήλθαν το 1995 ως Sanity in Ashes. Τρία χρόνια "κράτησε το νέο όνομα. Μετά από (επίσης) διετές διάλειμμα σχημάτισαν τους Destroying the Evidence.

Μετά από πέντε χρόνια πέρασε κι αυτό το όνομα στο χρονοντούλαπο της ιστορίας. Αυτή την φορά το διάλειμμα ήταν μεγαλύτερο, δωδεκαετές! Επανήλθαν πέρυσι ως Royal Orphan και κυκλοφόρησαν τον περασμένο Απρίλιο το ομώνυμο ep. Το σλόγκαν τους; "Welcome to the future of the old school"...

Band: Royal Orphan
Country of origin: United States
Location: Long Island, New York
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: History, Psychological themes, Stories
Years active: 1988-1993 (as Stormentor), 1995-1998 (as Sanity in Ashes), 2000-2005 (as Destroying the Evidence), 2017-present

Album: "Royal Orphan"
Type: EP
Release date: April 24th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Band members:
Joey Migz - Drums
Brendan Kelly - Vocals, Guitars, Bass

Miscellaneous staff:
William Kelly - Recording
Mick James - Producer, Recording, Mixing, Editing, Cover art, Layout
Lee Leuken - Logo
James Dima - Photography


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Vanik - "II Dark Season" (full album)

Ο δίσκος των Vanik "II Dark Season"
Μας έρχονται από τις ΗΠΑ κι αρέσκονται στο τραχύ - ακατέργαστο heavy speed metal. Ονομάζονται Vanik κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους και ισάριθμα EPs.

Τα μέλη του συγκροτήματος έχουν αρκετά "ένσημα" στο Αμερικάνικο undreground metal, καθώς ο Ed Stephens έχει παίξει μπάσο σε Shok Paris, Vindicator (μεταξύ άλλων), τον Shaun Vanek τον βρίσκουμε επίσης στους Eternal Legacy και στους Vandallus, ο Al Biddle έχει περάσει από Cauldron και Toxic Holocaust, ενώ ο Vic Stown είναι επίσης στους Vindicator.

Ο πιο πρόσφατος δίσκος τους τιτλοφορείται "II Dark Season", κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Οκτωβρίου και στην παρούσα ανάρτηση μπορείτε να τον ακούσετε ολόκληρο...

Band: Vanik
Country of origin: United States
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal
Lyrical themes: Horror, monsters, Halloween

Album: "II Dark Season"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 26th, 2018
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records, Rapid Fire Records, Austenitized Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Cassette, Digital

Band members:
Ed Stephens - Bass
Al Biddle - Drums
Vic Stown - Guitars
Vanik - Guitars, Vocals

Tracks: 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 10 recorded live July 21st 2017 @ Mercinary Studios
Tracks: 1, 2, 4 & 8 recorded live February 3rd 2018 @ Mercinary Studios
Mixed and Mastered February 6th 2018 by: Noah C. Buchanan @ Mercinary Studios
Engineered by: Noah C. Buchanan
Additional Engineering by: Vanik, Ian Savage and Jason Vanek
Shouts and horrifying screams in some tracks by: Reaper
Additional backing vocals by: Nina
Cover Art by: Larry Weber
Insert Art by: Karl Dahmer


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Dire Peril - "The Extraterrestrial Compendium" (full album)

Dire Peril: διμελές power metal συγκρότημα εξ' Αμερικής. Αποτελείται από τον τραγουδιστή των Judicator (John Yelland) και τον κιθαρίστα των Helion Prime (Jason Ashcraft). Δηλώνει ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι: Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Ayreon, Symphony X, Iron Maiden, Persuader, Mystic Prophecy. Έχει κυκλοφορήσει τρία EPs, δύο singles και μία συλλογή. Ο πρώτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Τιτλοφορείται "The Extraterrestrial Compendium" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών. Στο album συμμετέχουν ο Arjen Lucassen και η τραγουδίστρια των Unleash the Archers, Brittney Hayes...

Ο δίσκος των Dire Peril "The Extraterrestrial Compendium"
Band: Dire Peril
Country of origin: United States
Location: Citrus Heights, California
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Science fiction
Years active: 2012-present

Album: "The Extraterrestrial Compendium"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 9th, 2018
Label: Divebomb Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Yautja (Hunter Culture)
02. Planet Preservation
03. Enemy Mine
04. The Visitor
05. Total Recall
06. Queen of the Galaxy
07. Roughnecks
08. Blood in the Ice
09. Heart of the Furyan
10. Altair IV: The Forbidden Planet
11. Always Right Here
12. Journey Beyond the Stars

Band members:
Jason Ashcraft - Guitars, Bass
John Yelland - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Guitars, Vocals (track 12)
Brittney Hayes - Vocals (track 6)

Miscellaneous staff:
Carlos Alvarez - Mixing
Brett Caldas-Lima - Mastering
Gwen Vibancos - Artwork

Touring Musicians:
Chelsea McMasters - Bass
Balmore Lemus - Lead Guitars
Alex Bosson - Drums


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Burning - "Paul" (video)

I don’t know why they can’t see
All the things that are so obvious to me

I don’t know why they can’t hear
All the things that I can hear so crystal clear

I don’t know why they are blind
To the clues that were so clearly left behind

First they were four that came-as one
And then they were just three plus one, and on
The show must go on when lights go red
I saw before John said: “I buried Paul, Paul is really dead.”

Look at pictures and you’ll see
All the changes I can no longer un-see

Play the songs and you will hear
All the changes I can no longer un-hear

Hear the songs and you can tell
‘Helter Skelter’ is too diff’rent from ‘Michelle’

First they were four that came as one
And then they were just three plus one, and on
The show must go on when lights go red
I saw before John said: “I buried Paul, man, Paul is really dead.”

First they were four that came as one
And then they were just three plus one, and on
The show must go on when lights go red
I saw before John said: “I buried Paul, Paul is really dead.”


Οι Burning μας έρχονται από την βόρεια Ολλανδία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ πενταετίας κι αγαπούν το κλασικό heavy metal αναφέροντας ως βασικές επιρροές τους Black Sabbath και τους (πρώιμους) Iron Maiden. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα single κι ένα "ολοκληρωμένο" album, ενώ το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα βρίσκεται προ των πυλών.

Πρόκειται για ep τεσσάρων τραγουδιών, το οποίο τιτλοφορείται "The P.I.D. Files" και θα κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες. Η θεματολογία του ep επικεντρώνεται στην θεωρεία (συνωμοσίας) που είχε αναπτυχθεί στα τέλη των 60s ότι ο Paul McCartney είχε πεθάνει το 1966 κι αντικαταστάθηκε (μυστικά) από κάποιον που του μοιάζει...

Band: Burning
Country of origin: Netherlands
Location: Stadskanaal, Groningen
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Paul"
Music by: Burning
Lyrics: Bronja Hoffschlag
Directed / edited by: Ian Koch, Hugo Koch
Model: Hester Bax
Song recorded at: Dirty Bird Studio / Fredde Kaddeth

Το βίντεο των Burning για το "Paul" από το ep "The P.I.D. Files"
Album: "The P.I.D. Files"
Type: EP
Release date: November 16th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Paul
2. On the Run
3. The Angels of the Universe
4. Buried

Band members:
Andy Haandrikman - Bass
Jan Engelkes - Drums
Johnny Karst - Guitars
Rene Knegt - Guitars
Hugo Koch - Vocals


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