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Ascheregen - "Untot" (video)

Το βίντεο των Ascheregen για το "Untot" από το ομότιτλο album
Band: Ascheregen
Country of origin: Germany
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal

Video: "Untot"
Album: "Untot"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 15th, 2019
Label: Pure Underground Records

Track listing:
01. Untot
02. Hey Christina
03. Lass es raus
04. Argenteum Astrum
05. Tod im Ascheregen
06. Hau ab
07. Wer bist du
08. Ascheregen
09. Schnell wie ein Hai
10. Verfolgungswahn
11. Depressiver Klon
12. Rockgott
13. Ich Bin Nicht

Band members:
Herbert Maul - Bass
Kratos P. - Guitars
Lilith Frost - Vocals
Leroy Blanche - Drums
Kaleun Cronos - Vocals, Guitars
Daniel van Helsing - Keyboard, Piano, Backing Vocals

Βιογραφικό: «The band ASCHEREGEN was founded 2017 and is oriented to oldschool Heavy Metal from the 80s. Because of the German lyrics, they call it „Deutsches-Metal“ (German-steel). The music sounds like Metalbands from the 80s and been influenced by from Ozzy Osbourne, Dio or Accept.

The reason of that sound is most of all the guitar work by Kratos P. The lyrics are presented in German language by Lilith Frost and Kaleun Cronos. The female and the male voice provide for the varied sounds of the songs. Daniel van Helsing´s keyboard gives main points and represents the Hard Rock of his earlier years.

The pressure is based on the drums of Leroy Blanche and Herbert Maul´s bass guitar. On top of that ASCHEREGEN does not to sound like Rammstein or Böhse Onkelz, in contrast to many new bands which try to copy their sound. ASCHEREGEN create their own style of music and present German Heavy Metal with their first album “UNTOT”.»

Δελτίο τύπου: «The German band ASCHEREGEN with "Tunes of war" (GRAVE DIGGER) - songwriting supporter A. Püschel and Kaleun Debus from Promoportal Germany, has finally released their long awaited debut album.

Due to many publications the well known musicians, especially Andreas Püschel, who was already active in the 80s in German heavy metal bands like HAMMERSCHMITT or ASGARD, have decided to use German as a vocal language. German is sung by some bands; The combination of classic 80s influenced Heavy Metal with German lyrics is very rare and therefore particularly attractive.

In addition, they have won a female and a male vocalist, which pump up the songs additionally with their strong voices. If you are looking for new ideas in the traditional heavy metal area, you will find it with the band ASCHEREGEN. From steam hammer songs to almost philosophical pieces (especially textual), a wide range of catchy song material is represented here. So listen in and make your own judgment!»

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Jorn - "Make Your Engine Scream" (lyric video)

Το βίντεο του Jorn για το "Make Your Engine Scream" από το box set "50 Years on Earth"
Πενήντα ετών έγινε πέρυσι ο Jørn Lande και γιόρτασε τον μισό αιώνα ζωής (του) με την κυκλοφορία του "50 Years on Earth: The Anniversary Box Set". Πρόκειται για box set (όπως μαρτυρά κι ο τίτλος), το οποίο αποτελείται από δώδεκα δίσκους που προέρχονται από την solo καριέρα και το προσωπικό σχήμα του Σκανδιναβού τραγουδιστή (Jorn). Το "50 Years on Earth" κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός...

Artist / Band: Jorn
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Fredrikstad
Status: Active
Formed in: 2000
Genre: Melodic Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Vikings, Battles
Years active: 2000-present

Lyric video: "Make Your Engine Scream"
Album: "50 Years on Earth: The Anniversary Box Set"
Type: Boxed set
Release date: December 14th, 2018
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Worldchanger
02. Out to Every Nation
03. The Duke
04. Lonely Are the Brave
05. Spirit Black
06. Song for Ronnie James
07. Bring Heavy Rock to the Land
08. Traveller
09. Life on Death Road
10. Original Bonus Songs
11. Bonus Live CD
12. The Covers

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Protector - "The End" (audio)

Οι Protector σχηματίσθηκαν στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα στην Γερμανία. Πλέον χρησιμοποιούν ως βάση την Σουηδία. Thrash metal συγκρότημα, το οποίο δρα ανελλιπώς μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν οκτώ demos, δύο EPs, πέντε συλλογές κι ένα live album).

Ο έβδομος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Summon the Hordes" κι αναμένεται τον Απρίλιο. Στην παρούσα ανάρτηση όμως θα εστιάσουμε στο demo "Resurrected". Κυκλοφόρησε (αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο) σε cd το 2.000 κι επανακυκλοφόρησε από την High Roller Records στις αρχές Οκτωβρίου με τέσσερα επιπλέον τραγούδια...

Band: Protector
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Formed in: 1986
Genre: Thrash/Death Metal
Lyrical themes: Death, War, Politics, Anti-fascism
Years active: 1986-2003, 2011-present

Το τραγούδι των Protector "The End" από το album "Resurrected"
Audio: "The End"
Album: "Resurrected"
Type: Demo

Release date: 2000
Label: Independent
Format: CD

Re-release date: October 4th, 2018
Label: High Roller Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Track listing:
1. Halloween Theme (Intro) 04:12
2. The End 03:37
3. Touch by Rotten Fingers 09:55
4. Ahab's Rage 04:31
5. A Shedding of Skin 03:46
6. Kain and Abel 04:01
7. Golem 04:01
8. Kick from Hell 06:40

Tracks 01-04: Resurrected [Demo 2000]
Tracks 05-08: Live at PartySan 1999

Band members:
Matze Lindner - Bass
Hendrik Bache - Guitars
Marco Pape - Drums
Jacek Zander - Vocals

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Space Vacation - "The Black Divide" (animated video)

Νέο βίντεο διαθέσιμο από τον τελευταίο δίσκο των Space Vacation, "Lost in the Black Divide", που κυκλοφόρησε πρόπερσι. Αφορά στην οπτικοποίηση του τραγουδιού "The Black Divide". Οι Space Vacation μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α.

Δημιουργήθηκαν προ ενδεκαετίας, αρέσκονται σε heavy / power metal ρυθμούς κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Saxon, Dio, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Rush κλπ. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους..

Το βίντεο των Space Vacation για το "The Black Divide" από το album "Lost In The Black Divide"
Band: Space Vacation
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Formed in: 2008
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal
Years active: 2008-present

Video: "The Black Divide"
Album: "Lost in the Black Divide"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 22nd, 2017
Label: Pure Steel Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Devil to Pay 03:48
02. Save Your Breath 05:45
03. Stay Away 04:19
04. See You Again 04:41
05. Roll the Dice 03:14
06. Live By the Sword 04:21
07. Enemy 03:48
08. The Black Divide 05:24
09. Reason or Rhyme 05:03
10. Through the Door 04:08

Band members:
Scott Shapiro - Vocals, Guitars
Kiyoshi Morgan - Guitars (lead)
Eli Lucas - Drums
Steve Hays - Bass

Guest/Session: Edward Newton - Piano, Hammond organ
Miscellaneous staff: Sean Walusko - Cover art

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Gaskin - "Sweet Dream Maker" (audio)

Οι Gaskin δημιουργήθηκαν το 1980 στην Αγγλία. Έμειναν ενεργοί για μία τριετία (κυκλοφορώντας δύο full length albums και ισάριθμα singles), κι επανήλθαν δριμύτεροι στο μεταίχμιο τούτης και της προηγούμενης δεκαετίας (κυκλοφορώντας δύο ακόμη "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, μία συλλογή κι ένα ep).

Το ντεμπούτο των Gaskin φέρει τον τίτλο "End of the World". Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 1981 και γνώρισε αρκετές επανεκδόσεις. Η πιο πρόσφατη "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο (βινύλιο από την High Roller Records σε μόλις 500 "κομμάτια")...

Band: Gaskin
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
Status: Active
Formed in: 1980
Lyrical themes: Introspection
Years active: 1980-1983, 1996, 2000-present

Ο δίσκος των Gaskin "End of the World"
Audio: "Sweet Dream Maker"
Album: "End of the World"
Type: Full length

Release date: 1981
Label: Rondelet
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)

Re-release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: High Roller Records
Format: 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Limitation: 500 copies

Band members:
Paul Gaskin - Vocals, Guitars
Stef Prokopczuk (R.I.P. 2008) - Bass
Dave Norman - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Roy Neave - Engineering
Dave Norman - Logo
Danny Flynn - Cover art

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Symptomen - "Mud of Death" (lyric video)

Welcome to Brazil. Θα μπορούσε να είναι τουριστικό σλόγκαν υποδοχής. Όμως πρόκειται για heavy metal album. Πρόκειται για τον τρίτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο των Symptomen και κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός. Οι Symptomen μας έρχονται από την Βραζιλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ οκτατίας και στόχος τους είναι να: «play Heavy Metal with energy, heavy instrumental parts and good lyrics»...

Το video των Symptomen για το "Mud of Death" από το album "Welcome to Brazil"
Band: Symptomen
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: Tatuí, São Paulo
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Lyric video: "Mud of Death"
Video by: Rafael Braz
Album: "Welcome to Brazil"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 16th, 2018
Label: MS Metal Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. Mud of Death 06:09
2. Welcome to Brazil 05:35
3. Hail to the King 04:50
4. Toxic Life 05:24
5. Nation's Disease 04:27
6. Born in Hell 03:20
7. Brazil I Am 04:22
8. Sinners 06:11
9. The End of Our Days 06:48

Band members:
Iago Pedroso - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Tiago R. Floyd - Lead Guitar, Backing vocals
Manassés Procópio - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ricardo Menezes - Drums, Backing Vocals

Symptomen: «Mud of Death portrays the Mariana-MG catastrophe, considered the greatest environmental catastrophe in the country's history, which caused and still causes serious problems for the population and nature.»

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Thrust - "Blood King" (video)

Οι Thrust μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α. Δημιουργήθηκαν στις αρχές των 80ies και παραμένουν ενεργοί μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένοι" δίσκοι, δύο demos, ένα split (μαζί με τους Lazer House) και μία συλλογή ο απολογισμός τους. Εν έτει 2018 επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά μετά από τρία χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Reincarnation" τιτλοφορείται "Harvest Of Souls" και κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Απριλίου. Από την 80ies "φρουρά" υπάρχει (στην μπάντα) μόνο ο κιθαρίστας Ron Cooke...

Το video των Thrust για το "Blood King" από το album "Harvest Of Souls"
Band: Thrust
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Active
Formed in: 1981
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal

Video: "Blood King"
Album: "Harvest Of Souls"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 27th, 2018 (CD)
Release date: July 27th, 2018 (LP)
Label: Pure Steel Records

Track listing:
01. Deceiver
02. Immortal
03. Kill or Be Killed
04. Sorceress
05. Shadow of the Cross
06. Blood King
07. Possessed
08. Feel the Pain
09. End of Time
10. One Step from the Grave

Band members:
Ron Cooke - guitars
Eric Claro - vocals
Angel Rodriguez - guitars
Ray Gervais - bass
Joe Rezendes - drums

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Facing Fear - "Hell's Killer" (single)

Το τραγούδι των Facing Fear "Hell's Killer" από το album "Ana Jansen"
Οι Facing Fear μας έρχονται από την Βραζιλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ τριετίας κι αγαπούν το New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).

Αναφέρουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Angel Witch, Satan, Iron Maiden, Accept, Demon, Judas Priest, Grim Reaper, Ambush, Skullfist, Harppia κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα single κι ένα ep (πρόπερσι και τα δύο).

Ο πρώτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Βραζιλιάνων metallers είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Ana Jansen" κι αναμένεται τον προσεχή Μάρτιο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Hi, Rockers! We bring news! Facing Fear has just signed with the great label Classic Metal Records! And to celebrate this partnership, we're gonna release the first single from the album Ana Jansen, called "Hell's Killer". It's gonna take on the January, 13th, Sunday. Facing is Rock!»

Band: Facing Fear
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Politics, Legends, Heavy metal
Years active: 2016-present

Audio: "Hell's Killer"
Album: "Ana Jansen"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 2019
Label: Classic Metal Records

Band members:
Terry Painkiller - Vocals
Raphael Dantas - Guitars
Nathalia Souza - Bass
Vall Maranhão - Drums

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By Your Leave - "The Unquiet Shadow" (ep)

Νέο συγκρότημα οι By Your Leave. Μας έρχονται από την Αγγλία, φωτογραφίζονται με μάσκες κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Hell, Ghost, Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown. Στις αρχές Δεκεμβρίου κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους. Πρόκειται για ep τεσσάρων τραγουδιών, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "The Unquiet Shadow" και κυκλοφόρησε αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο σε cd και σε ψηφιακή μορφή...

Βιογραφικό: «We are By Your Leave, heavy Metal from far away! We tell the tales of the lands of Kaldorath and the stories of the Invigilate Order. We will be seeing you very soon...»

Δελτίο τύπου: «An ongoing story about the parties adventures in the realm of Kaldorath, featuring the diplomatic missions of the Ambassador, the dangerous poison of Dreamstalker, the evil Tomb Of The Pharaohs and the Escape From The Dark City.»

Το ep των By Your Leave "The Unquiet Shadow"
Band: By Your Leave
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Genre: Heavy Metal

Album: "The Unquiet Shadow"
Type: EP
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Hell to Pay 03:32
2. Dreamstalker 04:12
3. Tomb of the Pharaohs 05:14
4. Escape From The Dark City (Demo) 03:40

Band members:
The Preator - Vocals
The Ambassador - Guitar
The Executioner - Bass
The Servator - Drums

All songs by: By Your Leave
Produced by: By Your Leave
Recorded and engineered by: Lewis Hindmarsh, Adam Sayers

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Anthem - "Black Empire" (video)

Το βίντεο των Anthem για το "Black Empire" από το album "Nucleus"
Band: Anthem
Country of origin: Japan
Location: Tokyo
Formed in: 1981
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 1981-1992, 2000-present

Video: "Black Empire"
Album: "Black Empire"
Type: Single
Release date: December 17th, 2018
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: Digital

Album: "Nucleus"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, CD+DVD (Japanese Limited)

Track listing:
01. Immortal Bind
02. Black Empire
03. Overload
04. Stranger
05. Linkage
06. Eternal Warrior
07. Ghost in the Flame
08. Venom Strike
09. Awake
10. Omega Man
11. Pain
12. Echoes in the Dark
13. Unbroken Sign

Band members:
Naoto Shibata - Bass
Yukio Morikawa - Vocals
Akio Shimizu - Guitars
Isamu Tamaru - Drums

Δελτίο τύπου: «Formed in Tokyo in 1981, ANTHEM turned heads with their intense and heated performances. They released their major debut, "Anthem" in 1985 and continued to tour relentlessly. The band's popularity grew with the release of their 2nd album, "Tightrope" (1986), and they were able to break into the American market with their 3rd full length, "Bound To Break" (1987).

Vocalist Eizo Sakamoto left shortly after, and was replaced by Yukio Morikawa for "Gypsy Ways" (1988) and "Hunting Time" (1989), both extremely successful releases which cemented their reputation as leaders of Japanese traditional heavy metal.

Following the release of "No Smoke Without Fire" (1990) and many auditions, ANTHEM found their new guitarist, Akio Shimizu, who was 21 at the time. Impressed with his talent, leader Naoto Shibata decided to finish their next album, "Domestic Booty" (1992) with Shimizu, before disbanding after the release tour.

The band’s return was spurred by 2000’s "Heavy Metal Anthem" - an album of ANTHEM songs rearranged by Naoto and Akio, featuring Graham Bonnet’s vocals. Its release and subsequent Japan tour led to huge demand among fans for an ANTHEM comeback.

Instead of reforming the original lineup, Shibata decided to move forward by writing new music with a new lineup of Akio Shimizu (guitar), Eiji Ohtake (vocals) and Hirotsugu Honma (drums). They released a total of 5 studio albums between 2001 and 2010 - "Seven Hills", "Overload", "Eternal Warrior", "Black Empire" and "Heraldic Device" - proving that ANTHEM was very much an “active” band.

To further strengthen their position at the top of Japan’s metal scene, ANTHEM switched labels for the 2012 release of "Burning Oath" - on which guest musician Isamu Tamaru played drums on all but one song. Though still an official member at the time, a performance-affecting injury that Homma could not fully recover from led to his eventual departure.

At the end of 2013, Naoto recruited Yukio to rejoin the band, and support drummer Isamu became a permanent member to finalize the current lineup of Shibata Naoto (bass), Akio Shimizu (guitar), Yukio Morikawa (vocals) and Isamu Tamaru (drums). Akio Shimizu also works as a producer for other Japanese artists, and has shared the stage with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST as a guest guitarist on their September 2018 Japan tour.

ANTHEM put out 15th album, "Absolute World" in 2014 and celebrated a successful 30th anniversary tour the following year. From the release of 2016’s "Engraved" to its subsequent nationwide tour, the band found themselves busy on nationwide tours of Japan, proving that ANTHEM to be at an all-time high - all of which was captured for tour documentary "Attitude 2017 -Live and documents-" released in February 2018.

Now in 2018, ANTHEM have signed to Nuclear Blast Records (for the European territory) to break into the worldwide market. The first release will be their greatest hits album, completely re-recorded with English lyrics!

This re-recorded greatest hits, "Nucleus" which includes a variety of their classics is a monumental work, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of ANTHEM and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.»

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Uriah Heep - "Knocking At My Door" (lyric video)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή πέρυσι για τους Uriah Heep μετά από τέσσερα χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του album "Outsider" (2014) και 25ος στουντιακός full length συνολικά του θρυλικού συγκροτήματος τιτλοφορείται "Living the Dream" και "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Uriah Heep have released their highly anticipated brand new studio album - the 25th in their storied career - titled, appropriately enough, “Living The Dream”. "We have been together for 47 years and we have seen many bands come and go, so in effect we are 'Still Living The Dream,' so it was the perfect title for the new album," says Uriah Heep guitarist and founding member Mick Box.

Famed Canadian engineer, Jay Ruston has been called in to produce the album. Mick continues: "We chose Jay because we admire his work with The Winery Dogs, Stone Sour, Black Star Riders, Paul Gilbert, and Europe. Jay has either produced, mixed orboth for these bands, and he brought a fresh approach to Heep.

He has been marvellous to work with."The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band's huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world.

Uriah Heep debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock's milestones, Very 'eavy... Very 'umble, and have since sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans.

The band's live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day. FOR FANS OF: Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, The Who, UFO, Nazareth, W.A.S.P.»

Το βίντεο των Uriah Heep για το "Knocking At My Door" από το album "Living The Dream"
Band: Uriah Heep
Country of origin: England
Location: London
Formed in: 1969
Genre: Hard rock
Years active: 1969-present

Lyric video: "Knocking At My Door"
Album: "Living The Dream"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 14th, 2018
Recorded: January 2018
Label: Frontiers Records
Producer: Jay Ruston

Track listing:
01. Grazed by Heaven
02. Living the Dream
03. Take Away My Soul
04. Knocking at My Door
05. Rocks in the Road
06. Waters Flowin’
07. It’s All Been Said
08. Goodbye to Innocence
09. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version / Bonus Track - CD/DVD Deluxe Edition)

Bonus DVD:
01. Grazed By Heaven Music Video
02. Take Away My Soul Music Video
03. Making The Dream Documentary

Band members:
Mick Box - Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon - Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw - Lead Vocals
Russell Gilbrook - Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer - Bass, Vocals

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Booze Control - "Forgotten Lands" (audio)

Booze Control: Γερμανικό συγκρότημα κλασικού heavy metal. Δημιουργήθηκε προ δεκαετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο τέταρτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Forgotten Lands" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Το τραγούδι των Booze Control "Forgotten Lands" από το ομότιτλο album
Band: Booze Control
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Braunschweig, Lower Saxony
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2009-present

Audio: "Forgotten Lands"
Album: "Forgotten Lands"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 22nd, 2019
Label: Gates of Hell Records
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. Forgotten Lands 03:54
02. Attack Of The Axemen 04:41
03. The Nameless 04:09
04. Of The Deep 05:05
05. Spellbound 04:03
06. Slaying Mantis 03:57
07. Playing With Fire 04:09
08. Thanatos 04:19
09. Doom Of Sargoth 04:23
10. Cydonian Sands 08:08

Band members:
Steffen Kurth - Bass
Lauritz "Lore" Jilge - Drums
Jendrik Seiler - Guitars
David Kuri - Vocals, Guitars

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