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Lord Vicar - "Impact" (audio)

Το τραγούδι των Lord Vicar "Impact" από το album "The Black Powder"
Can you feel the Earth approaching,
Red horizon turn?
Time has frozen between two worlds,
Frozen, empty mind

One thing you have surely lost,
The one thing you still yearn
Frozen people always want to
Leave this world behind

See the roof come falling down
Red horizon turning round
Broken people are earthbound
All of them will hit the ground

You were always first to go,
First to test your mind
People thought that you'd be strong
But you were first to burn

See the roof come falling down
Red horizon turning round
Broken people are earthbound
All of them will hit the ground

All of them will hit the ground
All of them supposed to heal
All of them without a sound
All of them are true and real

All of them, they will be found
All of them, they will be read
All of them below the ground
All of them will conquer death

Ο τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Lord Vicar είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Gates of Flesh" (2016) φέρει τον τίτλο "The Black Powder" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στις αρχές του επόμενου μήνα. Οι Lord Vicar μας έρχονται από την Φινλανδία.

Αποτελούνται από πρώην μέλη των Count Raven, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre κι αρέσκονται σε doom μονοπάτια. Δηλώνουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Saint Vitus, Trouble, Pentagram, Witchfinder General, The Obsessed...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The Black Powder is the fourth album from Lord Vicar. It was, like the previous album Gates of Flesh, recorded by audio wizard Joona Lukala at Noise for Fiction studio in Turku, Finland. All studio work took place in February and March of 2019. The studio has the benefit of a huge live room which gave the band the opportunity to capture a sound that breathes with the ambience of the space, but maintains the sonic weight for which they are rightly known.

This album is a return to longer form, and even more progressive song structures, but the punchier material is also provided with merciless precision, as well as soothing acoustic moments. The songwriting duties are shared by Kimi and Gareth, also Chritus providing lyrical output.

The album contains a loose lyrical concept relating to mankind’s endless lack of reason and weakness of stability, resulting to violence, war, manipulation of children, and numbing our minds in order to shut out the horror that is the reality we live in. We blow the black lines to feel good.

This takes place generation after generation, in an endless cycle of standing and falling. Musically and lyrically the album covers a wide spectrum of textures from the all out punky attack of ’The Temple in the Bedrock’, fragile beauty of ‘Nightmare’, to the oppressive menace of the more intense moments of ‘Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre’. This album is a grower, meant to be listened repeatedly, full of subtle details that reveal themselves with each subsequent listen.»

Band: Lord Vicar
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Turku
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Doom Metal
Years active: 2007-present

Audio: "Impact"
Album: "The Black Powder"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 3rd, 2019
Label: The Church Within Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre 17:16
2. Descent 08:09
3. World Encircled 06:36
4. Levitation 04:58
5. The Temple in the Bedrock 08:00
6. Black Lines 06:52
7. Impact 02:59
8. Nightmare 04:03
9. A Second Chance 10:42

Band members:
Gareth Millsted - Drums
Kimi Kärki - Guitars
Chritus - Vocals
Rich Jones - Bass

Miscellaneous staff: Joona Lukala - Recording

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Manegarm - "Ett sista farväl" (lyric video)

Το βίντεο των Manegarm για το "Ett sista farväl" από το album "Fornaldarsagor"
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Månegarm μετά από μία τετραετία. Ο διάδοχος του ομώνυμου album και ένατος συνολικά full length δίσκος των Σουηδών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Fornaldarsagor" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «On Fornaldarsagor, Månegarm invite us to a journey through long-lost ancient times. Eight new tracks breathe new life into sagas and tales from a pre-christianized, pagan era that made Scandinavia into what it is today - and those sagas have now been wrapped in exciting viking metal.

Furious opening track ‘Sveablotet‘ marks a breathless start and lets majestic black metal flow into anthemic choirs and melodies, whereas ‘Ett sista farväl‘ weds melancholic folk spirit with fragile female vocals.

Warm violin interludes infuse most songs, lend an epic character to frost-clad metal tunes and fuel the listener`s imagination. Fornaldarsagorna turns out to be the most multi-faceted and uncompromising piece of concept art the Swedes forged so far and will feed the flames of heathen fires for a long, long time...»

Band: Månegarm
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Norrtälje
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Viking/Black/Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Heritage, Paganism, Viking history
Years active: 1995 (as Antikrist), 1995-present

Lyric video: "Ett sista farväl"
Album: "Fornaldarsagor"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 26th, 2019
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, 2CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Sveablotet
2. Hervors arv
3. Slaget vid Bråvalla
4. Ett sista farväl
5. Spjutbädden
6. Tvenne drömmar
7. Krakes sista strid
8. Dödskvädet

Band members:
Erik Grawsiö - Vocals, Bass
Markus Andé - Guitar
Jacob Hallegren - Drumms

Miscellaneous staff: Kris Verwimp - Cover art

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Yngwie Malmsteen - "Paint It Black" (The Rolling Stones cover)

Ο νέος δίσκος του Yngwie Malmsteen κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Blue Lightning" και "βγήκε" στα τέλη Μαρτίου. Στο καινούριο του δισκογραφικό πόνημα ο Σουηδός βιρτουόζος "ξεφεύγει" από τα καθιερωμένα και "θυσιάζει" το νεοκλασικό στυλ για το χατήρι των blues. Το album περιλαμβάνει δώδεκα τραγούδια (συν δύο bonus). Από τα 14 τα δέκα είναι διασκευές σε Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Rolling Stones, ZZ Top και Eric Clapton...

Η διασκευή του Yngwie Malmsteen στο "Paint It Black" από το album "Blue Lightning"
Artist / Band: Yngwie J. Malmsteen
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Formed in: 1978
Genre: Neoclassical Power Metal/Shred
Years active: 1978-1981, 1984-present

Audio: "Paint It Black"
Album: "Blue Lightning"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Label: Mascot Records
Format: CD, Digital, 2 vinyls

Track listing:
01. Blue Lightning
02. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover)
03. Demon's Eye (Deep Purple cover)
04. 1911 Strut
05. Blue Jeans Blues (ZZ Top cover)
06. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix cover)
07. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles cover)
08. Sun's Up Top's Down
09. Peace, Please
10. Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones cover)
11. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple cover)
12. Forever Man (Eric Clapton cover)
13. Little Miss Lover (Jimi Hendrix cover) [Bonus track (vinyl & deluxe CD only)]
14. Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones cover) [Bonus track (vinyl & deluxe CD only)]

Band members: Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Organ, Sitar, Keyboards
Guest/Session: Lawrence Lannerbach - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Roy Koch - Design
Peter Brussee - Mastering
Keith Rose - Mixing
Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Producer

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Serpent Lord (GR) - "Ambassador of the New Age" (video)

Moon's aroused
Full awaits its ceremony
Dusk's the crown
On the dome the light keeps flowing

Time's on its way
Ascend for the ritual
Cries of cosmic fate
Spheres are the temple of man

As the blood turns into life
Darkness falls down from the sky
The new horizon meets the end
As the chant begins again

"Hecate, sorcerer of the lunatics,
embrace the dead under the New Moon
for I, the ambassador of the New Age,
will ignite their hunger for freedom"

Drops of doom descent to earth
His eyes can now see the truth

Οι Serpent Lord δημιουργήθηκαν προ τριετίας στην Θεσσαλονίκη και μας παρουσιάζονται κάπως έτσι: «Serpent Lord (GR) is not just a band. It’s the path to meet, greet and embrace your occult side, your evil thoughts. The path to please your lust, your thirst for triumph, glory and power through The Ritual. Serpent Lord (GR) is your worst dream, your best nightmare. Or your desired reality». Πρόπερσι κυκλοφόρησαν ένα demo δύο τραγουδιών, ενώ τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο τους, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Towards the Damned"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Έχοντας ταρακουνήσει τα νερά με το demo που κυκλοφόρησαν το 2017 αλλά και με το video clip τους για το κομμάτι “The Lesser Key”, οι Θεσσαλονικείς occult heavy metallers Serpent Lord (GR), κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο άλμπουμ τους με τίτλο “Towards The Damned”, μέσω της νέας δισκογραφικής εταιρείας με έδρα την Θεσσαλονίκη, Alcyone Music Records.

Το άλμπουμ κυκλοφόρησε επίσημα στις 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018. Πρόκειται για ένα σκοτεινό heavy metal άλμπουμ, με λίγα progressive και thrash στοιχεία και αρκετές extreme metal επιρροές. Οι στίχοι αναφέρονται στην μαγεία, στον μυστικισμό, σε αποκρυφιστικές τελετές, στον παγανισμό, με τα θέματα να εμπνέονται πολλές φορές από στοιχεία της παλαιάς και καινής διαθήκης.

Ιδιαίτερη εντύπωση προκαλεί το ατμοσφαιρικό κομμάτι “Evvuio Oitovo Iman”, το οποίο είναι γραμμένο στην φρυγική γλώσσα, μια γλώσσα που πλέον είναι εξαφανισμένη. Οι ηχογραφήσεις του άλμπουμ έγιναν την περίοδο 2017-2018 στα Infected Studios, με τον Γιώργο Στουρνάρα (Mass Infection), να αναλαμβάνει την ηχογράφηση, την μίξη και το master του άλμπουμ. Το εξώφυλλο είναι ένας πίνακας του John Martin με τίτλο “Sodom And Gomorrah” (1852), επεξεργασμένο από τον Γιάννη Αντωνίου.»

Band: Serpent Lord (GR)
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Occult
Years active: 2016-2018 (as Serpent Lord), 2018-present

Video: "The Lesser Key"
Director: Giannis Antoniou
Video shooting: Christos Manidakis
Monk actors: John Sotirelis, George Savvidis

Το βίντεο των Serpent Lord για το "Ambassador of the New Age" από το album "Towards the Damned"
Album: "Towards the Damned"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: Alcyone Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. The Lesser Key 04:33
02. Ambassador of the New Age 03:25
03. Nephilim 04:58
04. Sacrilegium 04:19
05. Evvuio Oitovo Iman 05:12
06. Sodom and Gomorrah (instr) 02:41
07. Serpent, the Lord 03:44
08. Blood Offering 04:22
09. God of Shadows 02:06
10. Seed of Divine 03:29

Band members:
Marios Arikas - Vocals
George Terzitanos - Lead Guitar, Back Vocals
Konstantinos Sotirelis - Bass, Back Vocals
Achilleas Chrisohoidis - Rhythm Guitar
Vaggelis Karafotis - Drums

Megaklis - Vocals (choirs) (track 5)
Lefteris - Vocals (choirs) (track 5)
Manolis - Vocals (choirs) (track 5)
Alexandros - Flute (track 6)
George Infected - Guitars (additional) (tracks 2, 6)
George Savvage - Guitars (additional) (tracks 4, 8), Songwriting (tracks 1, 4, 8), Lyrics (tracks 4, 8)
Stavros - Vocals (choirs) (track 5)

Miscellaneous staff:
George Stournaras - Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Producer
Nikos Koulakiotis - Inlay paintings
Giannis Antoniou - Photography, Inlay

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Rival Sons - "Too Bad" (video)

Ο έκτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Rival Sons κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Ο διάδοχος του album "Hollow Bones" (Ιούνιος 2016) των Αμερικανών hard rockers τιτλοφορείται "Feral Roots" και "βγήκε" στα τέλη Ιανουαρίου...

Το βίντεο των Rival Sons για το "Too Bad" από το album "Feral Roots"
Band: Rival Sons
Country of origin: United States
Location: Long Beach, California
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Hard Rock
Years active: 2009-present

Video: "Too Bad"
Director: Jordan Bellamy
Edited by: Aaron Eisenberg

Album: "Feral Roots"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 25th, 2019
Label: Low Country Sound/Atlantic

Track listing:
01. Do Your Worst 3:30
02. Sugar on the Bone 3:02
03. Back in the Woods 3:32
04. Look Away 5:19
05. Feral Root 5:55
06. Too Bad 4:44
07. Stood by Me 4:05
08. Imperial Joy 4:09
09. All Directions 4:29
10. End of Forever 3:52
11. Shooting Stars 4:20

Band members:
Jay Buchanan - vocals, rhythm guitar on tracks 5 and 9
Scott Holiday - guitars
Michael Miley - drums
Dave Beste - bass guitars

Todd Ögren - keyboards on tracks 3, 5-11
Kristen Rogers and Whitney Coleman - backing vocals on tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 8, 9
The Nashville Urban Choir - additional vocals on track 11

Miscellaneous staff:
Dave Cobb - producer, mixing, rhythm guitar on tracks 7, 11
Eddie Spear - recording engineer
Gena Johnson and Chris Taylor - recording engineers
Andrew Scheps - mixing
Pete Lyman - mastering
Martin Wittfooth - album cover ("Wildmother" painting)
Mark Obriski - art direction and design
Steven J. Bradley - photography

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Blazon Stone - "Heart Of Stone" (audio)

Ο νέος δίσκος των Blazon Stone είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Down in the Dark" και πέμπτος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Σουηδών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Hymns of Triumph and Death" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες...

Band: Blazon Stone
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Sandviken
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Pirates, History, War
Years active: 2008-2011 (as Störtebeker), 2011-present

Το τραγούδι των Blazon Stone "Heart Of Stone" από το album "Hymns of Triumph and Death"
Audio: "Heart Of Stone"
Album: "Hymns of Triumph and Death"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 26th, 2019
Label: Stormspell Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Triumph and Death (intro) 01:06
02. Heart of Stone 04:51
03. Dance of the Dead 04:53
04. Iron Fist of Rock 04:51
05. Hellbound For the Ocean 04:53
06. Blood of the Fallen 04:51
07. Cheating the Reaper 04:53
08. Slaves & Masters 04:51
09. Wavebreakers 04:53
10. Ride High 04:51
11. Howell's Victory 04:53
12. Wild Horde 04:51

Band members:
Ced- Bass, Guitars, Drums, Vocals
Jan - Keyboards
Emil Westin Skogh - Guitars (lead)

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Sangreal - "Vision and Life" (lyric video)

Σε όσους έχει λείψει ο πρώην τραγουδιστής των DoomSword, Gabriele "Nightcomer" Grilli, μάλλον θα τον... χορτάσουν φέτος καθώς εκτός από το ντεμπούτο των Gothic Stone θα τραγουδήσει και στον ομώνυμο δίσκο των Sangreal που θα κυκλοφορήσει τον επόμενο μήνα.

Την μπάντα σχημάτισε πέρυσι ο κιθαρίστας των Great Master, Gianluca (ή Jahn) Carlini, συνεπικουρούμενος από τους Gabriele Grilli (φωνητικά), Alessandro Battini (βλ. Dark Horizon, Ghost City) στα πλήκτρα, Francesco Russo (ex-Shadows Of Steel) στην κιθάρα, Paris Lambrou (ex-Arrayan Path, Astronomikon) στο μπάσο και τον Matti Auerkallio (Ultimatium, Katra) στα τύμπανα.

Δελτίο τύπου: «Sangreal is a Sacred Epic Metal Project to connect the epic metal to the sacred of the ancient scriptures, an epic journey between legends and history.

The brainchild of the guitar player Jahn Carlini (Great Master) the line-up is composed by Gabriele Grilli on vocals (ex-Doomsword), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon, Ghost City) on keyboards, Francesco Russo (ex-Shadows Of Steel) on the guitar, the Cypriot bass player Paris Lambrou (ex-Arrayan Path, Astronomikon) and the Finnish multi-instrumentalist Matti Auerkallio (Ultimatium, Katra) on drums.

"Vision and Life" is the first single from the debut album Sangreal. It's a parable take from the Holy Bible, Ezekiel 17:22-24. "Sangreal" will be available on the 23rd May under Underground Symphony Records in deluxe digipak edition and in limited edition in vinyl.»

Τοβίντεο των Sangreal για το τραγούδι "Vision and Life" από το ομώνυμο album
Band: Sangreal
Country of origin: Italy
Formed in: 2018
Genre: Power Metal
Years active: 2018-present

Lyric video: "Vision and Life"
Album: "Sangreal"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 23rd, 2019
Label: Underground Symphony
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Samarithan
02. The Prophet
03. Anime Prave
04. Ring of Shelomoh
05. Vision And Life
06. Martyr
07. I am That I am
08. The Quest Of The Holy Grail
09. Arise Today

Band members:
Gabriele Grilli - Vocals
Jahn Carlini - Guitars
Francesco Russo - Guitars
Alessandro Battini - Keyboards
Paris Lambrou - Bass
Matti Auerkallio - Drums

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Accept - "Life's a Bitch" (audio)

Το single των Accept "Life's a Bitch"
Single κυκλοφόρησαν προ ημερών οι Accept. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Life's a Bitch", περιλαμβάνει δύο τραγούδια (το ομότιτλο και μία live εκτέλεση του "Restless and Wild") και "βγήκε" σε επτάιντσο βινύλιο (μόλις 600 κόπιες). Ακούμε το κομμάτι που "βάπτισε" το single...

Band: Accept
Country of origin: Germany
Formed in: 1976
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Social issues, Sex, Rock & Roll/Metal, Fantasy
Years active: 1968-1976 (as Band X), 1976-1989, 1992-1997, 2005, 2009-present

Audio: "Life's a Bitch"
Album: "Life's a Bitch"
Type: Single
Release date: April 19th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: 7" vinyl
Limitation: 600 copies

Side A: 1. Life's a Bitch
Side B: 2. Restless and Wild (Live at Wacken 2017)

Band members:
Wolf Hoffmann - Guitars
Mark Tornillo - Vocals
Christopher Williams - Drums
Uwe Lulis - Guitars
Martin Motnik - Bass

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Tombstone - "Eye of the Storm" (audio)

Οι Tombstone σχηματίσθηκαν στις αρχές του αιώνα. Φινλανδικό heavy metal συγκρότημα, το οποίο έχει κυκλοφορήσει δύο δίσκους. Το 2010 "βγήκε" το ντεμπούτο "Made in Metal", ενώ προ μηνός κυκλοφόρησε το δεύτερο album της μπάντας υπό τον τίτλο "Shadows of Fear"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The band Tombstone, with the current line-up, saw daylight around year 2006 in the mysterious woods of Ostrobothnia on the Finnish west coast. The band consists of five very different and unique members that together forms the phenomenon called Tombstone. The message of the band is to stay true to what you believe in no matter what.

From day one, Tombstone has been a TRUE Heavy Metal band and the musical influences are highly affected by great bands from the 70’s and 80’s, such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Dio etc. With studded leather uniforms, roaring guitars, thundering bass & drums and screaming vocals the band is staying true to the real image and attitude of classic heavy metal. Due to having three guitarists in the line-up, Tombstone does not only offer heavy headbanging riffs, but very melodic music as well.»

Το τραγούδι των Tombstone "Eye of the Storm" από το album "Shadows of Fear"
Band: Tombstone
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Malax
Formed in: 2001
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Metal, Evil
Years active: 2001-present

Audio: "Eye of the Storm"
Album: "Shadows of Fear"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: CD-r, Digital

Track listing:
01. Can't Kill Metal
02. Toxic Avenger
03. Blood Diamond
04. The Battle of Kalascha
05. Win or Die
06. Shadow of Fear
07. Eye of the Storm
08. Heavy Metal Poisoned
09. Sea of Rock 'n' Roll
10. The Master
11. The Queen
12. Written in Stone

Band members:
Kenneth Nylund - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Mattias Sjöholm - Guitar
Johan Granström - Guitar
Thomas Knipström - Bass
Simon Åbacka - Drums

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Hitten - "In the heat of the Night" (Tour video)

Οι Hitten μας έρχονται από την Ισπανία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ οκταετίας κι αρέσκονται στο κλασικό heavy metal. Αξίζει να αναφερθεί ότι ο τραγουδιστής τους (Alex Panza) είναι η νέα φωνή των Jack Starr's Burning Starr αντικαθιστώντας τον Todd Michael Hall. Οι Hitten έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, ένα demo, ένα ep και δύο singles. Πιο πρόσφατο δισκογραφικό τους πόνημα το album "Twist of Fate" που "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο...

Το βίντεο των Hitten για το "In the heat of the Night" από το album "Twist of Fate"
Band: Hitten
Country of origin: Spain
Location: Murcia
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Metal, Party
Years active: 2011-present

Video: "In the heat of the Night"
Album: "Twist of Fate"
Type: Full length

Release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: High Roller Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Release date: September 19th, 2018
Label: Spiritual Beast
Format: CD (Japan)

Track listing:
01. Take It All 04:27
02. Final Warning 04:25
03. Twist of Fate 04:21
04. Flight to Freedom 04:33
05. Svccvbvs (instr) 01:11
06. Evil Within 05:28
07. On the Run 04:34
08. In the Heat of the Night 04:15
09. Rocking Out the City 04:42
10. Heroes 06:14

Band members:
Dani - Guitars
Johnny Lorca - Guitars
Alex Panza - Vocals
Satan - Bass
John Synhx - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Javi Félez - Mixing
Patrick W. Engel - Mastering
Bulletrider - Logo Design

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Eagleheart - "Reverse" (audio)

Οι Eagleheart μας έρχονται από την Τσεχία. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από δεκαέξι χρόνια κι αρέσκονται στο power metal. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα ep και τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους με πιο πρόσφατο το album "Reverse" που "βγήκε" το προπερασμένο καλοκαίρι...

Το τραγούδι των Eagleheart "Reverse" από το ομότιτλο album
Band: Eagleheart
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Location: Brno
Formed in: 2003
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Life, Time, Mind
Years active: 2003-present

Audio: "Reverse"
Album: "Reverse"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 18th, 2017
Label: Scarlet Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Awakening (instr) 01:20
02. Until Fear Is Gone 04:42
03. Healing the Scars 04:54
04. All I Am 03:49
05. Palace of Thoughts 04:54
06. Reverse 06:15
07. Erased from Existence 04:35
08. Mind to Decipher 04:23
09. Endless 04:02
10. Enemy Within 05:06
11. Painting the Shadows by Light 06:32
12. Erased (Alternate version) 03:14

Band members:
Roman Sácek - Vocals (lead)
Michal Kůs - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Orchestration
Michal Jankuliak - Guitars, Keyboards, Orchestration
Vojtěch Šimoník - Bass, Vocals
Filip Smetana - Drums

Martin Klekner - Vocals (harsh) (tracks 3, 4, 8)
Roland Grapow - Vocals (additional) (track 11), Guitars (solo) (tracks 10, 12)
Adrian Malovanik - Violin (track 7)

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First Strike - "I Will Not Fall" (audio)

Το τραγούδι των First Strike "I Will Not Fall" από το album "Call To Glory"
Οι First Strike μας έρχονται από το Νέο Μεξικό και έδρασαν στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα. (Υπήρξαν τέσσερα συγκροτήματα με αυτό το όνομα.) Το 1995 κυκλοφόρησαν (σε cd και κασέτα) το -αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο- ομώνυμο ντεμπούτο τους, αλλά δεν υπήρξε συνέχεια.

24 χρόνια μετά, το "First Strike" επανακυκλοφορεί με νέο τίτλο και έξι bonus τραγούδια. Ο νέος τίτλος είναι "Call To Glory" και η κυκλοφορία του (cd σε μόλις 500 κομμάτια) αναμένεται στο ξεκίνημα του επόμενου μήνα. Οι φίλοι του ποιοτικού μελωδικού US Metal ας μην προσπεράσουν ελαφρά τη καρδία...

Δελτίο τύπου: «It was about time! We know that you have been waiting for this re-issue for ages. It has finally happened and we can officially announce it.

Arkeyn Steel Records presents the re-release of the one and only, same titled album of First Strike from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Yes, you have read it correctly, one of the most demanded US Heavy / Power Metal private CDs of the 90s, is being reissued, completely remastered featuring six never before heard bonus tracks that were to appear on the band’s never released second album.

The band delivered an excellent mixture of Melodic Heavy and Power Metal with some Progressive touches, following the early Queensryche vibe. The double guitars and the amazing vocals were the band’s absolute trademarks, crafting their unique and individual sound.

Their debut "First Strike" album was released back in 1995. 1000 CDs and 500 tapes were made. All copies were gone very quickly, so the album found an important place on the want lists of collectors, around the world.

The band gave various shows to promote their debut and they had started working on a second album that was never finished due to their split. Six originals that were supposed to be included in their second release, were recorded live straight from the soundboard, on a show at Gee Willigan’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA in 1995. We present for the very first time this first class material as bonus tracks on the debut’s re-issue, giving you the chance to discover for yourself the high levels that this amazing band would have reached if they hadn’t split.

Everything is remastered from scratch and presented in the best possible sound quality. Never before seen photos, complete bio and lyrics are included, on a release that does real justice to the First Strike legacy. The CD will be out on 500 hand numbered copies. If you worship early Queensryche, Crimson Glory, Riot and Heir Apparent, this one is for you.»

Band: First Strike
Country of origin: United States
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Heavy Metal

Audio: "I Will Not Fall"
Album: "Call To Glory"
Type: Full length (Reissue)
Release date: May 3rd, 2019
Label: Arkeyn Steel Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. I Will Not Fall
02. Believe In A Dream
03. Flyin’ High
04. Call To Glory
05. The End Of Time
06. Sail Away
07. Tears
08. Never
09. Dawn Of Winter + Bass Solo
10. Rainbow’s End
11. First Strike
12. Magic Mirror
13. Hideaway

➤ 1-7 First Strike (Album 1995)
➤ 8-13 Live at Gee Willigan’s, Albuquerque, NM 1995

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