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Feuerschwanz - 'Dragostea Din Tei' (O-Zone cover)


Οι Feuerschwanz μας έρχονται από την Γερμανία. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από δεκαοκτώ χρόνια ως μπάντα μεσαιωνικού folk και στην πορεία προσέθεταν "ηλεκτρισμό" στην μουσική τους. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δέκα "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν τρία live albums, ισάριθμα singles, μία συλλογή, ένα boxed set κι ένα split μαζί με τους Powerwolf).

Ιδιαίτερα μέσα στο 2021 ήταν πολύ ενεργοί δισκογραφικά με ένα live album, δύο singles, το split συν το νέο τους full length album, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Memento Mori" και "βγήκε" την τελευταία ημέρα του περασμένου (πλέον) έτους.

Ο δίσκος κυκλοφόρησε και σε ειδικές εκδόσεις με ένα δεύτερο album, το οποίο αποτελείται από (επτά) διασκευές. Μία από αυτές και η προσέγγιση των Feuerschwanz στο μεγάλο σουξέ του Μολδαβικού pop συγκροτήματος O-Zone, "Dragostea Din Tei".

Η Γερμανική μπάντα μας λέει για την διασκευή και την επιλογή του τραγουδιού: «When we decided to cover this song, we also did not know where the journey will go! In the end, it became a horde of Vikings, who row to Mallorca to party hard at the Ballermann! In addition, the song is a special premiere – our first song in Romanian!»

Ο δίσκος των Feuerschwanz "Memento Mori"
Δελτίο τύπου: «Memento Mori, the new album by German medieval folk rockers Feuerschwanz, sees the band taking a step away from their simpler humor of earlier days and arriving as one of the most important bands in German folk rock!

As the direct successor of Das Elfte Gebot both lyrically and musically, Memento Mori sees the band honoring their trademark - telling tales of great adventures, past battles and outstanding heroic deeds - while the album title itself calls for self-reflection and explores the fleetingness of life itself.

Feuerschwanz manage to stay true to their sound while venturing into new musical realms on Memento Mori. With chanting violin playing, Memento Mori starts its heroic journey with the title track. The song emerges as a melodic rock anthem with a well-known medieval character, a blazing guitar riff and life-affirming lyrics.

On "Untot im Drachenboot", the squad around Captain Feuerschwanz sets off for new musical shores in a Viking ship full of undead warriors. "Rausch der Barberei", on the other hand, delivers a violent, raw voice and driving drumming that sends its listeners into an unbridled frenzy.

On "Krampus", Feuerschwanz sing in a canon of vocals and instruments about the ancient legend of the demonic companion of St. Nicholas, who is dressed in fur and a horned mask. On the ballad "Das Herz eines Drachen", the medieval folk rockers show their sensible side.

In a fire lit by burning guitar sounds and flute melodies, a warrior mourns his fallen father with his head held high. "Hannibal", on the other hand, embarks on a raging battle of powerful choirs, swirling violin and guitar solos and driving drums, led by the well-known Carthaginian general.

The crowning finale of the almost 40-minute adventure is provided by "Skaldenmet" with its proudly advancing bass. Fans of the band can look forward to an extensive deluxe edition of the album, which extends the running time of Memento Mori by almost double!

Two additional CDs feature instrumental versions of all eleven tracks as well as the cover CD, Die Glorreichen Sieben (The Magnificent Seven), which includes seven epic reissues from Amon Amarth to O-Zone and The Weekend.»

Feuerschwanz (on the new album): «You take nothing with you to the grave, except your coffin... Memento Mori is the direct sequel to The Eleventh Commandment! The world of Hauptmann Feuerschwanz is in flames, overrun by the living dead and scourged by religious zealots... All this sounds frighteningly real even in Anno Domini 2021, so it's time to brave the storm once again and celebrate life. Let's live here, let's live now - until death sharpens the knives!»

Band: Feuerschwanz
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Erlangen, Bavaria
Formed in: 2004
Genre: Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Medieval themes, Humour, Partying, Sex
Years active: 2004-present

Video: "Dragostea Din Tei"
Album: "Memento Mori"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 31st, 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, 2CD, 2 12" vinyls, 12" vinyl, 2 cassettes, Digital

Track listing - Disc 1:
01. Memento Mori
02. Untot im Drachenboot
03. Ultima Nocte
04. Rausch der Barbarei
05. Krampus
06. Feuer & Schwert
07. Das Herz eines Drachen
08. Rohirrim
09. Am Galgen
10. Hannibal
11. Skaldenme

Track listing - Disc 2:
1. Blinding Lights (The Weekend cover)
2. Warriors of the World United (Manowar cover)
3. Twilight of the Thunder God (Amon Amarth cover)
4. The Bad Touch (Bloodhound Gang cover)
5. Dragostea Din Tei (O-Zone cover)
6. Square Hammer (Ghost cover)
7. Der Graf (Die Ärzte cover)

Band members:
Hauptmann - Vocals, Guitars (acoustic)
Johanna - Violin, Hurdy gurdy
Hodi - Flute, Bagpipes, Vocals, Guitars (acoustic)
Hans - Guitars
Jarne - Bass
Rollo - Drums

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Witherfall - 'Curse Of Autumn' (lyric video)

If the truth isn't sacred, why are we afraid?
Have we all been missed by our dreams?
And if our prayers go unanswered,
Who are we to blame?
As our seasons pass by like the wind...
We fall like withering leaves,
Leaving nothing but a world that is broken

And maybe someday we'll all forget who we are
Allowing ourselves a future reborn
Is our indifference to forget why we're here?
Bringing on the curse of autumn...



Κυκλοφόρησε τον περασμένο Μάρτιο ο τρίτος full length δίσκος των Witherfall ("Nocturnes and Requiems" και "A Prelude to Sorrow" οι δύο προηγούμενοι). Φέρει τον τίτλο "Curse Of Autumn", αποτελεί μία από τις καλύτερες περσινές κυκλοφορίες και σήμερα σας παρουσιάζουμε το lyric video του τραγουδιού "Curse Of Autumn"...

Ο δίσκος των Witherfall 'Curse Of Autumn'
Band: Witherfall
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Progressive Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Sorrow, Tales, Anxiety
Years active: 2013-present

Lyric video: "Curse Of Autumn"
Video edited by: Don Adams
Album: "Curse Of Autumn"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 5th, 2021
Label: Century Media Records

Track listing:
01. Deliver Us into the Arms of Eternal Silence 00:52
02. The Last Scar 05:07
03. As I Lie Awake 07:09
04. Another Face 05:36
05. Tempest 08:21
06. Curse of Autumn 01:30
07. The Unyielding Grip of Each Passing Day 02:55
08. The Other Side of Fear 04:44
09. The River 03:14
10. ...and They All Blew Away 15:28
11. Long Time (acoustic version) 03:35

Band members:
Anthony Crawford - Bass
Jake Dreyer - Guitars
Joseph Michael - Vocals, Keyboards
Marco Minnemann - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Jon Schaffer - Producer
Jim Morris - Mixing
Tom Morris - Mastering
Kristian Whålin - Cover art

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Midnight - 'Szex Witchery' (audio)

Cast your spell
upon the dead
cast your spell
orgasm wanted

Witch of east extravagant
the powers you give will
possess me eternally, eternally
bestow to me szex witchery
szex witchery

Sorcery black divination
debauchery ejaculation
witch of east exquisiteness
the powers you give will
possess me eternally, eternally
bestow to me szex witchery
szex witchery
szex witchery



Οι Midnight μας έρχονται από το Cleveland. Δημιουργήθηκαν το 2003 κι είναι ουσιαστικά το προσωπικό σχήμα του Jamie Walters (a.k.a. Athenar), ο οποίος χαρακτηρίζει την μουσική της μπάντας του ως Black Rock 'n' Roll κι αναφέρει ως επιρροές τους Motörhead, Toxic Holocaust, Destructor, Satan's Satyrs, The Gates of Slumber, Venom, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Possessed κλπ.

Οι Midnight έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν έξι EPs, τρία demos τρία singles, δύο live albums και μπόλικα split). Ο τέταρτος και πλέον πρόσφατος φέρει τον τίτλο "Rebirth by Blasphemy" και "βγήκε" πρόπερσι. Ο διάδοχός του τιτλοφορείται "Let There Be Witchery" κι αναμένεται με το ξεκίνημα της άνοιξης...

Ο δίσκος των Midnight 'Let There Be Witchery'
Bio: «Filthy, belligerent and obnoxious, Midnight make music to start fights to. Since 2003, one-man-band Athenar has been churning out an ungodly racket, dropping countless demos, splits and EPs, and in 2022 he returns with Midnight's fifth full-length, Let There Be Witchery.

Delivering more of what can be expected from his demented mind, it is a catchy mixture of black and speed metal and dirty punk rock, and it is relentlessly compulsive. "I always want it to be loud and nasty," he asserts. "That kinda thing never gets old with me. How funny will that look to see me at age 77 - if I reach that point - sitting on the porch blasting Hellhammer?"

Generically describing it as being "a Midnight record", Athenar believes it would make a fine introduction into the warped world he exists in for anyone new to the band, and he is not wrong, possessing all of Midnight's trademarks, amped up to eleven. The profoundly sinister d-beat romp "Telepathic Nightmare" kicks things off unpleasantly, and from there he slams through the likes of riot-starter "Nocturnal Molestation", the Motörhead-esque "Let There Be Sodomy" and loping bruiser "More Torment."

"I never really sit down and say, 'okay, now I'll start to make up some jams' - they just get stockpiled. The tunes on this one started coming around early 2019. Writing catchily comes naturally to me - if something is difficult for me, I just don't do it, so it has to be natural. I'm a person that says if at first you don't succeed, fuck it. But yeah, catchiness and hooks are important to me."

When asked if there's anything on this record he has never done before, he has a typically Athenar answer:

"I used the term 'vulva flesh'. I can't believe it took this many albums to get to that point. There's also the tune 'Devil Virgin' which has the Mercyful Fate disco hi-hat beat. That's something different."

Guitar solos are of course also an important factor in any Midnight record, and Let There Be Witchery does not disappoint in this department.

"All the solos have been spontaneous since the start of the band. I just give it a shot, then maybe stumble across a theme, then try it again and again and again. That's the way I like solos to sound, spontaneous yet have some sorta map in there to follow, kinda like a methed up lunatic driving a car missing a wheel at top speed down a curvy highway on his way to get more meth. It's not gonna be pretty, but you know he'll find a way to get there somehow."

The title is a combination of the song titles "Let There Be Sodomy" and "Szex Witchery", Athenar wanting to maintain the tradition of using six syllables. Lyrically, the record is "unfiltered savage animalisticness", and the deeper the listener delves, the dirtier they get, which is just the way it should be.

When it came to tracking the record, Athenar returned to Mercenary Studios in Cleveland, OH and producer Noah Buchanan, who makes it very easy for him to cut loose and make noise, choosing to once again record all the instruments himself despite having a live band that could step in and help out.

"It's still just me and my science project gone awry. I realize I'm musically handicapped, but there's a charm to it." The sessions went by fairly quickly, and there were no real problems to navigate - it's after the tracking that things got a little trickier.

"The mixing process can take a bit more time because I have no idea what I want until I hear it. I keep telling Noah, 'I want it to sound like a mix of Raw Power and Apocalyptic Raids!' Then he has to sit me down and say, 'those records already exist, let's make it sound like Midnight.' The most difficult part may be the vocals, just because I'm not usually in vocal shape, although this time around I was kind of in shape because we did so many gigs in 2019 that by the time it was recorded in February 2020, my throat was still used to being tortured."

With artwork once again handled by William Lacey, who always wants to make things suitably creepy, Athenar is very happy with that side of things and content that the record will be shat into the world in the way that it should be. Next comes touring, backed up by Commandor Vanik and Secret Steel, "they're not a good live band, they're a great live band! They are masters of their craft - those guys really hold it all together. I'm just meandering around bashing away and grunting."

Mulling over the question as to why anyone should actually give a shit about Midnight, he once again comes up with a typically Athenar answer: "If I were to give actual good advice, I would say stay clear of anything to do with Midnight. But I'm not a rational thinker, so as usual, I will give terrible advice and say punish your earholes and play this album as loud as your stereo goes, go out to a gig and mingle with others that you don't know, lick their faces and rub upon each other's sweaty torsos to the hellish, neanderthalish noise of a band called Midnight! You gotta release your demons somehow! That's why you should give a shit, or two.

Band: Midnight
Country of origin: United States
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Formed in: 2003
Genre: Black/Speed Metal
Years active: 2003-present

Audio: "Szex Witchery"
Album: "Let There Be Witchery"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 3rd, 2022
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Telepathic Nightmare 03:31
02. Frothing Foulness 02:59
03. In Sinful Secrecy 03:21
04. Nocturnal Molestation 03:41
05. More Torment 03:59
06. Let There Be Sodomy 03:22
07. Devil Virgin 03:45
08. Snake Obsession 02:41
09. Villainy Wretched Villainy 03:26
10. Szex Witchery 03:59

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Validor - 'Full Triumphed' (album stream)

Ο δίσκος των Validor 'Full Triumphed'
Έτοιμοι να μας προσφέρουν νέο υλικό μετά από μία εξαετία είναι ο Validor. Ο διάδοχος του album "Hail to Fire" (τυπικά πρόκειται για τον διάδοχο του ντεμπούτου "In Blood in Battle", το οποίο επανηχογραφήθηκε και κυκλοφόρησε πρόπερσι) και τέταρτος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Ελλήνων metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "Full Triumphed" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στις αρχές του επόμενου μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου (EN): «Bob Katsionis’ Symmetric Records proudly presents the return of an underground cult legend: Validor! Having already released three studio albums: “In Blood In Battle” (2011), “Dawn Of The Avenger” (2012) and “Hail To Fire” (2016) and the re-issue of their debut album in 2020, it is about time to move on to their next chapter.

“Full Triumphed” continues the epic journey of Validor! The band is led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Odi “Thunderer” Toutounis and once again we get 9 new chapters telling stories of War, Ancient Greek Heroes, Roman Gladiators, Gods & Demons and even iconic 80’s culture legends like the “Silverhawks” or Robocop on the track “Man Of Steel”!

Musically we got the epic storytelling of bands like Virgin Steele and Bathory, the raw power and big sound of Manowar are here combined with the galloping guitars of Iced Earth, plus the Dorian melodies of Running Wild and Blind Guardian and even some thrash and speed metal passages to form the truly unique sound of Validor: Blood Metal!

In the words of Bob Katsionis:

I’ve been working with Odi since 2009. While looking like a guy who listens to nothing by Manowar, Odi carries a background of musical influences spanning from early Black Metal to Greek composers like Manos Hadjidakis or Basil Poledouris and from King Diamond to Death, Kreator, and Megadeth! So, making music with a guy with such an open mind and a clear target of what he wants to achieve, is nothing but a pleasure. His sense of melody and groove is also second to none! I also admire his desire to sing the songs all by himself even if he’s not your typical “epic metal singer”. The way he spits out every word is so meaningful and powerful that it could not be replaced by anyone. And for me, this is what makes projects like Validor so special through time.”

Producer Bob Katsionis handles the lead guitar, bass, and keyboard duties once more and the line-up is completed by drummer Apollo Giannoulis. Artwork was once again made by Kostas Tsiakos also responsible for some great art behind Warlord, Born Of Fire, Dexter Ward and many more.»

Δελτίο τύπου (GR): «Η Symmetric Records του Bob Katsionis παρουσιάζει με υπερηφάνεια την επιστροφή ενός underground cult θρύλου: των Validor!

Έχοντας ήδη τρεις στούντιο κυκλοφορίες: "In Blood In Battle" (2011), "Dawn Of The Avenger" (2012) και "Hail To Fire" (2016), και έχοντας επανεκδώσει το ντεμπούτο άλμπουμ τους το 2020, έχει φτάσει η στιγμή για το σχήμα να προχωρήσει στο επόμενο κεφάλαιο.

Το “Full Triumphed” συνεχίζει το επικό ταξίδι των Validor, του σχήματος που έχει επικεφαλής τον κιθαρίστα/τραγουδιστή/τραγουδοποιό Odi “Thunderer” Toutounis, και για μια ακόμη φορά περιλαμβάνει 9 νέα κεφάλαια που αφηγούνται ιστορίες Πολέμου, Αρχαίων Ελλήνων Ηρώων, Ρωμαίων Μονομάχων, Θεών & Δαιμόνων, ακόμη και εμβληματικών θρύλων της κουλτούρας των 80's όπως οι "Silverhawks" ή ο Robocop στο κομμάτι "Man Of Steel"!

Μουσικά, η επική αφήγηση συγκροτημάτων όπως οι Virgin Steele και οι Bathory, και η ακατέργαστη δύναμη και ο τεράστιος ήχος των Manowar συνδυάζονται εδώ με τις καλπάζουσες κιθάρες των Iced Earth, τις Δωρικές μελωδίες των Running Wild και Blind Guardian, ακόμη και με μερικά thrash και speed metal περάσματα, για να σχηματίσουν τον πραγματικά μοναδικό ήχο των Validor: το Blood Metal!

Σύμφωνα με τον Bob Katsionis:

«Δουλεύω με τον Odi από το 2009. Ενώ φαίνεται ένας τύπος που δεν ακούει τίποτα άλλο εκτός από Manowar, ο Odi κουβαλά ένα υπόβαθρο μουσικών επιρροών που εκτείνονται από το πρώιμο Black Metal μέχρι τους Έλληνες συνθέτες όπως ο Μάνος Χατζιδάκις ή ο Βασίλης Πολυδούρης και από τον King Diamond ως τους Death, τους Kreator, και τους Megadeth! Έτσι, το να κάνεις μουσική με έναν άνθρωπο τόσο ανοιχτόμυαλο και με ξεκάθαρο στόχο ως προς το τι θέλει να πετύχει, δεν μπορεί παρά να είναι ευχαρίστηση. Η αίσθηση της μελωδίας και του groove που έχει είναι πραγματικά απαράμιλλη! Θαυμάζω επίσης την επιθυμία του να τραγουδήσει τα τραγούδια ο ίδιος, ακόμα κι αν δεν είναι ο τυπικός "epic metal τραγουδιστής". Ο τρόπος που εκφέρει κάθε λέξη είναι τόσο ουσιαστικός και δυνατός που δεν θα μπορούσε να αντικατασταθεί από κανέναν. Και για μένα, αυτό είναι που κάνει σχήματα όπως οι Validor τόσο ξεχωριστά μέσα στο χρόνο».

Ο παραγωγός Bob Katsionis αναλαμβάνει για ακόμη μια φορά τις lead κιθάρες, το μπάσο και τα keyboards και το line-up συμπληρώνει ο ντράμερ Απόλλων Γιαννούλης. Το artwork φιλοτεχνήθηκε για άλλη μια φορά από τον Κώστα Τσιάκο, υπεύθυνο επίσης και για κάποια ακόμη σπουδαία artworks των Warlord, Born Of Fire, Dexter Ward και πολλών άλλων.»

Band: Validor
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Formed in: 2005
Genre: Epic Metal
Lyrical themes: Barbarians, Greek-Roman Warfare, Fantasy, Battles
Years active: 2005-2008 (as Epic Storm), 2008-present

Album: "Full Triumphed"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 2nd, 2021
Label: Symmetric Records

Track listing:
1. Dawn Of New Age
2. Son Of Steel
3. Man Of Steel
4. Strong Winds
5. Blood Metal Legions
6. Silverhawks
7. Gladiator
8. The Ten Thousand
9. Conquest Of Steel

Band members:
Odi Thunderer - Vocals, Guitar
Bob Katsionis - Lead Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Apollo Giannoulis - Drums & Classical Percussion

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Greyhawk - 'Call of the Hawk' (lyric video)


Οι Greyhawk μας έρχονται από το Σιάτλ, δημιουργήθηκαν προ εξαετίας κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές καλλιτέχνες και συγκροτήματα όπως οι Yngwie Malmsteen, Racer X, Dio, Manowar, Blind Guardian, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα ep ("Ride Out" 2018) και έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο ("Keepers of the Flame" 2020). Το επόμενο δισκογραφικό τους βήμα είναι ep πέντε κομματιών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Call of the Hawk" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Το ep των Greyhawk 'Call of the Hawk'
Δελτίο τύπου: «US Epic Power/Heavy Metallers Greyhawk, have just announced details of what will be their new 5-song EP that will be entitled "Call of the Hawk" from which we advance their first single, as well as the cover art and tracklist. Release date for "Call of the Hawk" is scheduled for February 8th, 2022 on CD and Digital format.

After their successful debut album "Keepers of the Flame" in 2020, with which they took the scene by surprise due to its great quality, Greyhawk wasted no time, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, and worked on new songs, from which 5 were chosen for this new work where they continue their mix in equal parts, of traditional Heavy Metal, shred and Power Metal with some modern elements, blazing guitar solos, driving rhythms and soaring operatic vocals, harkening back to Heavy Metal's glory days.»

Band: Greyhawk
Country of origin: United States
Location: Seattle, Washington
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2016-present

Lyric video: "Call of the Hawk"
Album: "Call of the Hawk"
Type: EP
Release date: February 8th, 2022
Label: Fighter Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Steelbound
2. Call of the Hawk
3. Demon Star
4. Shattered Heart
5. Take the Throne

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Wendy O. Williams ft. Motörhead - 'Jailbait' (Live In London 1985)

Teenage baby, you're a sweet young thing
Still tied to Mama's apron strings
I don't even dare to ask your age
It's enough to know you're here backstage

You're jailbait, and I just can't wait
Jailbait baby come on

One taste baby, all I need
My decision made at lightning speed
I don't even want to know your name
It's enough to know you feel the same

Jailbait, I just can't wait
Jailbait baby get down

Hey love that young stuff

Tell me baby, oh you look so fine
Send quivers up and down my spine
I don't care about our different ages
I'm an open book with well thumbed pages

Jailbait, I ain't too late
Jailbait baby get down
Right now



Το τραγούδι "Jailbait" αποτελεί (ως γνωστόν) σύνθεση των Motörhead. Το πρωτακούσαμε στον "μυθικό" δίσκο "Ace of Spades" που κυκλοφόρησε το φθινόπωρο του 1980 (το δεύτερο τραγούδι στην δεύτερη πλευρά του βινυλίου). Μετά την διάλυση των Plasmatics (το 1983) η Wendy O. Williams ξεκίνησε να κυκλοφορεί solo δίσκους (τέσσερα full albums συν ep).

Kommander of Kaos
Ο δεύτερος τιτλοφορείται "Kommander of Kaos", ηχογραφήθηκε το 1984 και κυκλοφόρησε δύο χρόνια αργότερα. Μεταξύ των οκτώ τραγουδιών του δίσκου βρίσκεται και η διασκευή του συγκεκριμένου τραγουδιού των Motörhead. Στην παρούσα ανάρτηση θα παρακολουθήσουμε την Wendy O. Williams (μαζί με τους Motörhead) να αποδίδει "ζωντανά" στο Λονδίνο το τραγούδι "Jailbait" το μακρινό 1985...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Shot during Wendy's 1985 Live From London show at the Camden Palace Motorhead (Lemmy and Wurzel) joins Wendy and band onstage to do the Motorhead song "Jailbait". Jailbait was one of the very few cover songs Wendy and the Plasmatics did and appears on Wendy's Kommander of Kaos album. Produced by Philip Goodhand-Taite and directed by Rod Swenson.»

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Floor Jansen - 'Euphoria' (Live)

Why, why can’t this moment last forevermore
Tonight, tonight eternity’s an open door
No, don’t ever stop doing the things you do
Don’t go, in every breath I take I’m breathing you

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up

We are here, we’re all alone in our own universe
We are free, where everything’s allowed and love comes first
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity
We’re higher and higher and higher, we’re reaching for divinity

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up

Forever we sail into infinity
We’re higher, we’re reaching for divinity

Euphoria, Euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up

Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Euphoria, euphoria
We’re going up-up-up-up-up-up



Η Floor Jansen αποδίδει "ζωντανά" το τραγούδι της Loreen (Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui) "Euphoria", το οποίο γνωρίσαμε από την συμμετοχή της Σουηδίας στον μουσικό διαγωνισμό Eurovision προ δεκαετίας (2012) στο Μπακού του Αζερμπαϊτζάν (και κέρδισε τον δαιγωνισμό), σε συναυλία της στο Άμστερνταμ (AFAS Live) στις αρχές του περασμένου Σεπτέμβρη. Και (ως συνήθως) με την μαγική φωνή της κάνει τα τραγούδια να ακούγονται καλύτερα απ' ότι πραγματικά είναι. Μαζί της και τα μέλη του συγκροτήματος Marcel Fisser Band...

Floor Jansen
Η τραγουδίστρια των Nightwish μας λέει σχετικά με την επιλογή του τραγουδιού: «Performing the Eurovision Song Contest winning song of 2021, Loreen's Euphoria! I was supposed to perform this song on the Beste Zangers Eurovision Song Contest special of 2021. However, around the time of recording I had to be operated on in Finland which kept me from joining in. So instead I recorded it at home and it had great success on YouTube when it went live. It was so much fun to finally play it live with The Marcel Fisser Band!»

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Uriah Heep - 'Sunrise' (2017 Remaster)

Sunrise, and the new day's breakin' through
The morning of another day without you
And as the hours roll by
No-one's there to see me cry
Except the sunrise...
The sunrise and you

Tired eyes drift across the shore
Looking for love and nothing more
But as the sea rolls by
No-one's there to see me cry
Except the sunrise...
The sunrise and you

Sunrise, - bless my eyes,
Catch my soul - make me whole again

Sunrise, new day, hear my song
I am tired of fightin' and foolin' around
But from now till who knows when
My sword will be my pen
And I'll love you, love ya
For all of my time

Sunrise, - bless my eyes
Catch my soul and make me whole again



Ένας από τους "αθάνατους" ύμνους των Uriah Heep και ολάκερης της δεκαετίας του εβδομήντα. "Sunrise". Το γνωρίσαμε από τον πέμπτο (και υπέροχο) δίσκο της Βρετανική μπάντας "The Magician's Birthday" που κυκλοφόρησε τον Νοέμβριο του 1972 (το εναρκτήριο τραγούδι). Μουσική και στίχοι του Ken Hensley. Στα τέλη του περασμένου Σεπτέμβρη κυκλοφόρησε ένα "πακέτο" ("Every Day Rocks"), το οποίο περιλαμβάνει (συν τις άλλοις) σε βινύλιο τους επτά πρώτους δίσκους των Uriah Heep:

➜ ...Very ‘Eavy ...Very Humble
➜ Salisbury
➜ Look At Yourself
➜ Demons And Wizards
➜ The Magicians Birthday
➜ Sweet Freedom
➜ Wonderworld

Το box set των Uriah Heep 'Every Day Rocks'
Ο Mick Box μας λέει για την κυκλοφορία: «Along with BMG we wanted to do something extra special for our fans which will give them a piece of Heep love every single day of the week. Our first 7 albums will be put on to picture disc, and there will be a t-shirt for each album to wear for each day of the week. We have also included a yearly wall planner, so that you can plan your listening or just make some notes on how the albums make you feel. This way you can keep on Heepin’ on! ‘Appy days!»

Δελτίο τύπου: «On 24th September 2021 BMG proudly release Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks box set. British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock.

The ambitious and beautifully presented Every Day Rocks box set includes the first seven albums on picture disc, plus seven accompanying t-shirts (one for every day of the week), corresponding art cards feature motivational lyrics and a calendar wall planner for planning the week’s Uriah Heep listening.

These albums are available officially for the first time as picture discs and the albums; Demons And Wizards and The Magicians Birthday feature both reimagined and original artwork by renowned fantasy artist Roger Dean.»

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Cavern Deep - 'Cavern Deep' (Vinyl Master)


Νέο συγκρότημα οι Cavern Deep. Πρόκειται για doom metal τρίο που δημιουργήθηκε προ τριετίας στην Σουηδία. Έπειτα από μία σειρά από singles ήρθε η σειρά του πρώτου δίσκου, ο οποίος φέρει ως τίτλο το όνομα της μπάντας και κυκλοφόρησε το περασμένο καλοκαίρι.

Οι Cavern Deep μας αναλύουν το τι διαπραγματεύεται στιχουργικά το ντεμπούτο τους:

«The start of the expedition. One archaeologist and 49 men stand at the gates of a previously unknown civilization, for a moment staring down into the bowels of the mountain before they begin their decent.

The journey downwards turn out to be more dangerous than expected, they climb down through whirling stairs lit only by organic fluorescent lights. Further down the path turns more and more crumbled, eventually they must use ropes to traverse the broken bridges and tunnels over the deep chasms below.

Filled by the promise of treasure they continue downwards. Many men go missing as they're tasked to explore diverting tunnels, they never return and their screams are followed by silence. the only thing found is their safety ropes, driven by greed the archaeologist continues the expedition.
»

Ο ομώνυμος δίσκος των Cavern Deep
Bio: «Cavern Deep is a slow, heavy band, founded 2019, by members from Zonaria and Swedish retro riffsters Gudars Skymning. The debut self-titled album is about one archeologist and his crew of ambitious henchmen and their descent into the cavernous realm below the crust of the earth. Learn about their fate and listen to some heavy, gloomy riffs along their slow path downwards.»

Band: Cavern Deep
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Umeå, Västerbotten
Formed in: 2019
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Subterranean fiction
Years active: 2019-present

Album: "Cavern Deep"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 23rd, 2021
Label: Interstellar Smoke Records

Band members:
Kenny Oswald Duvfenberg - Guitars, Vocals
Max Malmer - Bass, Vocals
Dennis Sjödin - Drums, Backup Vocals, Keys

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Motörhead - 'Sacrifice' (Live in Norwich 1998)

Why do they not believe?
I have not lied even for this
Now no-one can conceive
The lie becomes the loving kiss

But I would not fall in love like this
I would not fall in love like this

The women stitch the shrouds
The children murder all the world
If only you believe
Then only you will die

How can you not see the stars in your eyes?
How can you not see the stars in your eyes?

Sacrifice, sacrifice
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Sacrifice, pay the price
Cold as ice, sacrifice

The pain is on you now
Do not consider flight for gain
In you the poison bleeds
Crawling with the mark of Cain

And no-one shall set you free again
And no-one shall set you free again

Sacrifice, sacrifice
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Sacrifice, sacrifice
Sacrifice, sacrifice


Τον περασμένο Μάιο κυκλοφόρησε το album "The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (Live in Madrid 1995)" κι όπως προϊδέαζε ο τίτλος του θα ακολουθούσε και δεύτερο μέρος, το οποίο τιτλοφορείται "The Löst Tapes Vol. 2 (Live in Norwich)" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών (παραμονή των Χριστουγέννων, όπως και τα γενέθλια του Lemmy). Ηχογραφήθηκε τον Οκτώβριο του 1998 στο Νόργουιτς (University of East Anglia) της Αγγλίας. Ακούμε τον Lemmy, τον Phil Campbell και τον Mikkey Dee...

Ο δίσκος των Motörhead 'Live in Norwich 1998'

Band: Motörhead
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1975
Genre: Speed Metal, Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes: Gambling, Rock 'n' Roll, Drugs, War, Life, Sex, Humour
Years active: 1975 (as Bastard), 1975-2015

Audio: "Sacrifice"
Album: "The Löst Tapes Vol.2 (Live in Norwich)"
Type: Live album
Release date: December 24th, 2021

Track listing:
01. Bomber 3:13
02. No Class 2:35
03. I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care) 3:21
04. Over Your Shoulder 3:37
05. Civil War 3:26
06. Take the Blame 4:19
07. The Chase Is Better Than the Catch 4:45
08. Nothing Up My Sleeve 3:46
09. Born to Raise Hell 5:13
10. Shine 4:00
11. Love for Sale 4:43
12. Dead Men Tell No Tales 2:34
13. Overnight Sensation 3:53
14. Sacrifice 3:43
15. Too Late Too Late 2:45
16. Orgasmatron 6:12
17. Stone Dead Forever 5:06
18. Going to Brazil 2:18
19. Killed By Death 7:10
20. Iron Fist 3:53
21. Ace of Spades 3:46
22. Overkill 5:34

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Beto Vazquez Infinity - 'Sto-ko-vor' (audio)

We are the warriors, honor’s our guide
Killing the coward brings no glory
Blood flowing in the enemy’s flesh
Banners blazing in the battlefield
No fear of death if honor guides
There is no sense in fearing death
Black birds announcing the arrival of the enemy
Drums echoing and heaven darkens
Woods on fire and the deafening sound takes over
Honor precedes me and
I shall enter victorious to Sto-vo-Kor

We are the warriors, honor’s our guide
Killing the coward brings no glory
I can feel inside my thirst for blood
And I know it won’t leave me alone
If fearless, I go on and on,
No enemy can bring me down
Beating steel, I await for my destiny
Today is good for dying it seems
Honor precedes me and
I shall enter victorious to Sto-vo-Kor
There will be songs about us
If our value we prove
People will sing about us
We’ll join the brave ones at Sto-vo-Kor
We are the warriors, honor’s our guide
Killing the coward brings no glory
We are the warriors, honor’s our guide
Killing the coward brings no glory


Ο δίσκος των Beto Vazquez Infinity 'Mental Asylum'
Με δίσκο αποχαιρέτησαν το 2021 οι Beto Vazquez Infinity, χρονιά στην οποία επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά (ένα full length album και δύο singles) μετά από μία τριετία. Ο έβδομος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των εξ' Αργεντινής ορμώμενων symphonic power metallers τιτλοφορείται "Mental Asylum", κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Νοεμβρίου κι έναν μήνα αργότερα (27 Δεκεμβρίου) ψηφιακά.

Η μπάντα περιγράφει τον δίσκο κάπως έτσι: «2021 has us focused, since we are facing the imminent release of "Mental Asylum". The 7th studio album, taking a step further in musical diversity, we find the band consolidated and adjusted, showing off in all the songs, ranging from power to thrash through rock, symphonic, guttural voices, and the luxury guests musicians that gives the touch to this new album.»

Band: Beto Vazquez Infinity
Country of origin: Argentina
Location: Buenos Aires
Formed in: 2000
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Spells, Wizards, Kingdoms, Sadness, Love
Years active: 2000-present

Audio: "Sto-ko-vor"
Album: "Mental Asylum"
Type: Full length
Label: Beto Vazquez Music, RGS Music
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Mental asylum
02. Isolation
03. The abyss
04. Hunger for destruction
05. Chaotic darkness
06. Heaven is fake
07. Sto-ko-vor
08. Life is illusion
09. Faster than you
10. Insanity

Band members:
Beto Vázquez - Bass
Leonardo Lukaszewicz - Guitars
Daiana Benítez Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Guillermo Carpintero - Drums
Melani Hess - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Claudio Marciello - Guitars (track 8)
Tito García - Vocals (track 4)
Iván Sención - Vocals (track 8)
Christian Vidal - Guitars (track 9)
Patricio Molini - Keyboards (track 3)
Sergio Berdichevsky - Guitars (track 3)
Cristián Fabre - Vocals (track 6)
Brunella Bolocco Boye - Vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Snowy Shaw - Vocals (track 10)
Jessica Lehto - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Beto Vázquez - Mixing, Art concept, Executive producer
Sebastián Manta - Mastering

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