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Arch / Matheos - "Straight and Narrow" (video)

I’ve got a death wish and the throttle down
Dragon’s tail I’m coming ‘round
Blind curves of my life
Lined with roadside crosses
A mirage coming off the road
She’s dangerous I’m told
She’ll catch your eye and it’s a long way down

Catch her if you dare
Oh she is everywhere
She left me in a slow burn
When will I ever learn?

Chasing vermilion moons over lost horizons
Almost dawn, running hot with white line fever
On a wing and a prayer, and a dare we’ll make it there
Dead or alive we will never surrender

Catch her if you dare
Oh she is everywhere
She left me in a slow burn
When will I ever learn?

For the life of me
For the life of me, please tell me
Why I run from love, I run from sorrow
Run from yesterday and from tomorrow
For the life of me
This winding road turns like a broken arrow
You and I like the raptor chase the sparrow
We could never fly the straight and narrow

And she said I’ll be your light and I’ll be the rain
I’ll be the one to make you feel love again
And I’m gonna make you bleed
I’ll give you all you need to heal again
While you contemplate the cosmos
I will surround you, I’ll hold you down
To the here and the now
I will tear down your facades, I’ll silence your gods
If you come to me I will love you forever

For the life of me
For the life of me, please tell me
Why I run from love, I run from sorrow
Run from yesterday and from tomorrow
For the life of me
This winding road turns like a broken arrow
My old man, bless his soul, always said
If you want to live son you better fly the straight and narrow

I could never fly the straight and narrow
No matter how I try I could never fly the straight and narrow

Το βίντεο των Arch / Matheos για το "Straight and Narrow" από το album "Winter Ethereal"
Επιτέλους, ο δεύτερος δίσκος των Arch / Matheos είναι προ των πυλών. Το project ξεκίνησε πριν από εννέα χρόνια από πρώην και νυν μέλη των Fates Warning. Το ντεμπούτο "Sympathetic Resonance" που κυκλοφόρησε έναν χρόνο αργότερα δικαίωσε τις προσδοκίες. Για να δούμε ο "διάδοχος". Το νέο album τιτλοφορείται "Winter Ethereal" κι αναμένεται τον Μάιο. Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει το video clip του τραγουδιού "Straight and Narrow"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner, 2011's Sympathetic Resonance.

In 2019, they have reunited to follow that record up with Winter Ethereal, a more stylistically varied and perhaps deeper collection that explores a lot of sonic territory over the course of nine immersive tracks. "This stems from both of us trying to step out of our comfort zones a bit, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes being pushed," states Matheos.

"Having worked together so many times, it would be easy to fall into the same way of doing things, and I think we were both interested in exploring some new areas."

Arch concurs and adds: "Each song is notably different from the next, and nothing sounds repetitive. It is not a concept album, but somehow after a full listen from start to finish, there does seem to be continuity between the songs that I can't describe. At over an hour long, I think the fans will agree that it is a full listening experience."

Winter Ethereal will be available in the following formats:
-black / white marbled swirl (US exclusive - limited to 700 copies)
-clear w/ blue smoke (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
-180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
-blue / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
-ice blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
-white vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
-white / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 400 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!»

Band: Arch / Matheos
Country of origin: United States
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Life
Years active: 2010-present

Video: "Straight and Narrow"
Director: David Brodsky
Producers: Allison Woest, Jim Matheos, John Arch, David Brodsky
Editors: Allison Woest and David Brodsky
Cameras: David Brodsky and Allison Woest
Crew: James Callahan, Denny Tats, Eugene Pavlico

Album: "Winter Ethereal"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 10th, 2019
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Vermilion Moons
2. Wanderlust
3. Solitary Man
4. Wrath of the Universe
5. Tethered
6. Straight and Narrow
7. Pitch Black Prism
8. Never in Your Hands
9. Kindred Spirits

Band members:
John Arch - vocals
Jim Matheos - guitars
Joey Vera - bass
Bobby Jarzombek - drums
Frank Aresti - additional lead guitar

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Crazy Lixx - "Break Out" (video)

Ο έκτος "στουντιακός" (και έβδομος συνολικά) δίσκος των Crazy Lixx είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Ruff Justice" (Απρίλιος 2017) των Σουηδών hard rockers τιτλοφορείται "Forever Wild" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα Μαΐου. Οι Crazy Lixx μας έρχονται από την Σουηδία, δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 17 χρόνια κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες / καλλιτέχνες όπως οι Guns 'N' Roses, Aerosmith, Kiss, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Motley Crue...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx are back with another gem of an album that harkens back to the best of ‘80s hard rock, while also keeping a foot firmly planted in the 21st century. “Forever Wild” further cements the band's status as one of the leaders of the Scandinavian led hard rock revival, cleverly melding a sleaze/hair metal approach (reminiscent of Motley Crue, Warrant, and Winger) with voracious hooks and melodies.

With huge choruses, instantly memorable riffs, wailing, emotive guitar solos, and massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, "Forever Wild" is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike. Singer Danny Rexon says, "Ruff Justice was the first album where I took on the full role of producer, including recording, engineering, editing and some of the mixing. Naturally, there were things that I learnt along the way and, in retrospect, things that could have been done better. On the new album, I was once again the producer, but this time I brought in a whole lot more experience with me and had a clearer picture of what needed to be done to get a GREAT sounding album. So, you could definitely say that the new album is a natural progression from 'Ruff Justice'. It’s actually the first time in the history of the band where the same band members have recorded under roughly the same conditions, in the same studios, with more or less the same equipment and with the same producer. For the first time, you can hear continuity from one album to the next, so I’d say if you’re a fan of 'Ruff Justice', I bet you’ll enjoy this new album the same, if not even more!"

The band explores a wider range of styles than ever before on “Forever Wild”. From the hard rocking and anthemic opening track “Wicked” to the AOR inspired upcoming single “Silent Thunder,” to songs like "Eagle", that sounds like it came off a Bon Jovi album circa 1986, Crazy Lixx manage to blend a love and reverence for ‘80s hard rock with their own unique stamp on each track. Rexon continues, "I think the way the album turned out has a lot to do with the current line-up that we established in 2016. I’ve always been a fan of melodic hard rock and hair metal, but with previous members, we’ve been pulling a bit more in different directions at times, so the result hasn’t always gone towards the goal I’d like them too, certainly not as much as it has on this album. I can honestly say that the way Crazy Lixx sounds today is a lot closer to how I envisioned the band to sound in the early 2010’s (around the time of 'New Religion') than how we actually sounded 5-6 years ago."

With “Forever Wild", Crazy Lixx have set the bar very high against their own revered and celebrated catalog. Their best album yet? We’d say so!

Don’t miss Crazy Lixx while they’re on the road in support of the album either, as their live shows are a sight to behold! Danny concludes, “On release day (May 17th), we have an album release show in our hometown of Malmö, along with fellow Frontiers band Creye. I’d recommend this event for all the fans that want to see some new songs live for the first time and get a chance to hang out with the band, get the new album signed, and all that fun stuff. After that, we’re lining up a bunch of summer festivals to kick off touring. I think there is a definite summer vibe to this album and the new songs will really fit well on an outdoor summer festival. Really looking forward to this summer’s shows.”»

Το βίντεο των Crazy Lixx για το "Break Out" από το album "Forever Wild"
Band: Crazy Lixx
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Malmö
Genres: Hard rock, glam metal
Years active: 2002-present

Video: "Break Out"
Album: "Forever Wild"
Type: Full length
Total length: 49:00
Tracks: 10
Release date: May 17th, 2019
Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l.

Track listing:
01. Wicked
02. Break Out
03. Silent Thunder
04. (She's Wearing) Yesterday's Face
05. Eagle
06. Terminal Velocity
07. It's You
08. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
09. Weekend Lover
10. Never Die (Forever Wild)

Band members:
Danny Rexon - vocals
Joél Cirera - drums
Jens Anderson - bass guitar
Chrisse Olsson - guitar
Jens Lundgren - guitar

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Queensrÿche - "Light-years" (video)

Ο νέος δίσκος των Queensrÿche κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Ο διάδοχος του album "Condition Hüman" (2015) και 15ος συνολικά full length δίσκος των Αμερικανών metallers τιτλοφορείται "The Verdict" και "βγήκε" στις αρχές του μήνα. Σήμερα σας παρουσιάζουμε το βίντεο του τραγουδιού "Light-years"...

Band: Queensrÿche
Country of origin: United States
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Formed in: 1982
Genre: Heavy / Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Love, Politics, Humanity
Years active: 1981-1982 (as The Mob), 1982-present

Video: "Light-years"
Director: David Brodsky
Producer: Allison Woest
Producer: Jacob Cena
Location Manager: Marty Snortum
Grip and Electric: Carlo Rubio, Angel Rubio, Marilyn Brindis
Drum and Sound Equipment Techs: Victor Valdez, Ernie Avila, Alekzia Valdez, Kenya Valdez
Cinematography: David Brodsky, Allison Woest
Editing and Special Effects: David Brodsky

Το video των Queensrÿche για το "Light-years" από το album "The Verdict"
Album: "The Verdict"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 1st, 2019
Label: Century Media Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Blood of the Levant
02. Man the Machine
03. Light-years
04. Inside Out
05. Propaganda Fashion
06. Dark Reverie
07. Bent
08. Inner Unrest
09. Launder the Conscience
10. Portrait

Band members:
Todd LaTorre - Lead Vocals, Drums
Michael Wilton - Guitar
Eddie Jackson - Bass
Parker Lundgren - Guitar

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A New Revenge - "The Way" (video)

Οι A New Revenge είναι ένα ακόμη "supergroup". Η μπάντα αποτελείται από μέλη - μουσικούς με "βαρύ" βιογραφικό όπως ο τραγουδιστής Tim "Ripper" Owens (βλ. Charred Walls of the Damned, The Three Tremors, Tourniquet, Beyond Fear, Spirits of Fire, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Malmsteen κλπ). Το ντεμπούτο τους είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Enemies and Lovers" και κυκλοφορεί αυτές τις ημέρες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Featuring one of the finest voices in metal of all time, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (who’s voice is all over albums from Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen), one of the most versatile and name checked guitarists in rock Keri Kelli (Slash’s Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band and a hundred more) the most iconic bass player in heavy metal history, Rudy Sarzo (who’s work with Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake and many more has earned him an almost revered status in heavy music) and long time Scorpions drummer James Kottak (also from Montrose, Warrant, Kingdom Come and more).

A New Revenge is greater than the sum of its’ parts, although its parts are pretty damn mind blowing! The foursome is an explosive combination with every band member’s skillset and battle tested charisma breaking through the bleak wasteland of current day modern heavy metal. Razor sharp riffs, thunderous drums and those soaring vocals that come charging in from on high to lay waste to the landscape. A New Revenge are forged from the very heart of heavy metal.»

Το βίντεο των A New Revenge για το "The Way" από το album "Enemies & Lovers"
Band: A New Revenge
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles
Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

Video: "The Way"
Album: "Enemies and Lovers"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 29th, 2019
Label: Golden Robot Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. The Distance Between
02. The Way
03. Never Let You Go
04. Glorious
05. The Eyes
06. Fallen
07. Only the Pretty Ones
08. Enemies & Lovers
09. Here's to Us
10. Scars

Band members:
Tim "Ripper" Owens - Vocals
Keri Kelli - Guitars
Rudy Sarzo - Bass
James Kottak - Drums

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Mägo de Oz - "La cantiga de las brujas" (lyric video)

Το βίντεο των Mägo de Oz για το "La cantiga de las brujas" από το album "Ira Dei"
Ασταμάτητοι δισκογραφικά οι Mägo de Oz καθώς στην μεγάλη (χρονικά) καριέρα τους έχουν κυκλοφορήσει 14 "ολοκληρωμένα" albums, δύο EPs, τέσσερα demos, 29 singles και οκτώ συλλογές. Το πιο πρόσφατο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Ισπανών metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "Ira Dei", είναι διπλό cd και κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών...

Band: Mägo de Oz
Country of origin: Spain
Location: Fuencarral, Madrid
Formed in: 1989
Genre: Celtic/Folk/Power Metal/Hard Rock
Years active: 1988-1989 (as Transilvania 666), 1989-present

Lyric video: "La cantiga de las brujas"
Album: "Ira Dei"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 8th, 2019
Label: DRO
Format: 2CD

Disc 1 - CD 1:
01. Jerusalem D.C. (Instrumental) 03:21
02. In Eternum 09:01
03. El amor brujo 05:51
04. Tu funeral 05:17
05. Ciudad esmeralda 04:37
06. Tequila mucho por vivir 03:49
07. Te traeré el horizonte 04:48
08. Opera Mortis (O mio babino caro / Nessum dorma version) 02:42
09. La cantiga de las brujas 05:54
10. Espera en el cielo 05:51

Disc 2 - CD 2:
01. Opus Tenebrae (Instrumental) 00:57
02. Suspiria 04:07
03. Y que nunca te falte un "te quiero" 03:47
04. Bajo mi piel 04:31
05. Jimmy "tiro en el pie" 05:08
06. Infinitum (Trine 2 OST cover) (Instrumental) 04:15
07. El séptimo sello 04:09
08. Ira Dei (Apocalipsis) 18:01

Band members:
Txus di Fellatio - Drums
Carlitos - Guitars (lead)
Mohamed - Violin
Frank - Guitars (rhythm)
Patricia - Tapia - Vocals (female)
Josema - Wind instruments
Fernando Mainer - Bass
Javier Díez - Keyboards
Zeta - Vocals

Laura Rivas - Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Cristina Teijeiro - Vocals (choirs) (soprano)
Elena S. Elordi - Vocals (choirs) (mezzo-soprano)
Fran Braojos - Vocals (choirs) (tenor)
Alejandro Guillén - Vocals (choirs) (baritone)
Daniel De la Puente - Vocals (choirs) (bass)
Carlos Clerencia - Cello
Manuel Seoane - Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm)
Diva Satanica - Vocals (additional) (CD1 track 9; CD2 track 7), Vocals (choirs)
Ara Malikian - Violin (CD1 track 7)
Carlos Escobedo - Vocals (choirs)
Xana Lavey - Vocals (choirs)
Rubén Kelsen - Vocals (choirs)
Diego Palacio - Vocals (choirs), Whistles, Flute

Miscellaneous staff:
Alberto Seara "Flor" - Recording, Mixing, Producer
Dave Donnelly - Mastering
Tyler Durden - Artwork
Apolonia Lapiedra - Cover model

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Jordan Rudess - "Wired For Madness pt.1" (lyric video)

Διπλό δισκογραφικό "χτύπημα" μέσα στο 2019 για τον Jordan Rudess. Το πρώτο ήταν το album των Dream Theater "Distance Over Time" που κυκλοφόρησε τον Φεβρουάριο. Το δεύτερο αφορά τον 13ο προσωπικό του δίσκο, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "Wired For Madness" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα Απριλίου...

Jordan Rudess: «The title track Wired For Madness Pt. 1 originally came into existence as an audio experience meant to take the listener on a musical journey. Now with video from the imagination of Wayne Joyner, it has evolved into a full on eye and ear extravaganza.»

Artist: Jordan Rudess
Birth name: Jordan Charles Rudes
Born: November 4th, 1956
Origin: Great Neck, New York, U.S.
Genres: Progressive rock, progressive metal, classical, new-age, electronic
Occupation: Musician, songwriter
Instruments: Keyboards, Continuum Fingerboard, lap steel guitar, keytar, programming
Years active: 1981-present

Lyric video: "Wired For Madness pt.1"
Album: "Wired For Madness"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 19th, 2019
Label: Music Theories Recordings

Track listing:
01. Wired For Madness, Pt. 1.1 (Bring It On)
02. Wired For Madness, Pt. 1.2 (Out Of Body)
03. Wired For Madness, Pt. 1.3 (Lost Control)
04. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.1 (Entering Delirium)
05. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.2 (The Other Side)
06. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.3 (Cosmic Chaos)
07. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.4 (Angels In the Sky)
08. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.5 (I'll Be Waiting)
09. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.6 (Human Kaleidoscope)
10. Wired for Madness, Pt 2.7 (Infinite Overdose)
11. Off the Ground
12. Drop Twist
13. Perpetual Shine
14. Just Can't Win
15. Just for Today
16. Why I Dream

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Possessed - The Creation of Death Metal (documentary part 1)

Το συγκρότημα Possessed
Οι Possessed είναι από τα πλέον θρυλικά thrash / death metal συγκροτήματα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα. Δημιουργήθηκαν το 1983, διαλύθηκαν το 1987, επανήλθαν για τρία χρόνια στα 90s κι από το 2007 συνεχίζουν ανελλιπώς. Δίσκο όμως έχουν να κυκλοφορήσουν από το 1986. Ο διάδοχος του album "Beyond the Gates" είναι έτοιμος. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Revelations of Oblivion" κι αναμένεται τον Μάιο. Με αφορμή την κυκλοφορία του "Revelations of Oblivion" η μπάντα (και η εταιρεία τους) δημιούργησε το ντοκιμαντέρ "The Creation of Death Metal". Σήμερα σας παρουσιάζουμε το πρώτο μέρος..

Band: Possessed
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Formed in: 1983
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Satanism, Occultism, Anti-Christianity, Murder, Death
Years active: 1983-1987, 1990-1993, 2007-present

Album: "Revelations of Oblivion"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 10th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls, Cassette, Box Set, Digital

Ο δίσκος των Possessed "Revelations of Oblivion"
Track listing:
01. Chant of Oblivion
02. No More Room in Hell
03. Dominion
04. Damned
05. Demon
06. Abandoned
07. Shadowcult
08. Omen
09. Ritual
10. The Word
11. Graven
12. Temple of Samael

Band members:
Jeff Becerra - Vocals
Daniel Gonzalez - Guitars
Emilio Marquez - Drums
Robert Cardenas - Bass
Claudeous Creamer - Guitars

Miscellaneous staff:
Daniel Gonzalez - Co-producer
Jeff Becerra - Executive producer
Peter Tägtgren - Mixing, Mastering
Zbigniew Bielak - Cover art

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Ritual - "Beyond The Sea" (video)

Υπάρχουν καμιά δεκαριά metal συγκροτήματα με το όνομα Ritual. Όλα από τις Η.Π.Α. Η μπάντας της παρούσας ανάρτησης μας έρχεται από το Οχάιο. Υπάρχει από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα κι αρέσκεται στο να... αλλάζει ονόματα!

Firedance το πρώτο όνομα, Rotterdam (τρία demos) το δεύτερο, ακολουθεί το Torment (επίσης τρία demos) και στην συνέχεια το Tormentor. Το 1992 εμφανίσθηκε στο προσκήνιο το Ritual, το οποίο μετά από μία τριετία έγινε Ritual of Torment (ένας δίσκος). Από πρόπερσι οι Αμερικανοί power metallers επέστρεψαν στο Ritual.

Ως Ritual έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα full length album ("Trials of Torment" 1993) κι ένα ep ("Relapse of Aggression" 1995). Ο νέος τους "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Trials Of Torment" και κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Για την ακρίβεια δεν είναι και τόσο... νέος, καθώς πρόκειται για επανακυκλοφορία του album του 1993 με δύο επιπλέον τραγούδια.

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί ότι είναι ο δεύτερος δίσκος που κυκλοφόρησε τον πρώτο μήνα της άνοιξης (την ίδια ημερομηνία!) και τραγουδάει ο Juan Ricardo. Ο άλλος είναι το "Man or Machine" των Wretch. Να υπενθυμίσω ότι ο Ricardo τραγούδησε -μεταξύ άλλων- στους Dark Arena, των οποίων το "Alien Factor" του 2006 το θεωρώ απαραίτητο για κάθε φίλο του US Power Metal...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Heavy Metal Lives in Cleveland, Ohio! That's right! Ritual is reborn & their groundbreaking album, "Trials of Torment" is being rereleased with this extra track, "Beyond the Sea". Juan Ricardo belts out the high notes that you remember, know and love! You loved the vocals from his other projects, Attaxe, Dark Arena, Sunless Sky, Wretch, Torment, Chemikill, Stryker, Ritual of Torment, and others. Prepare yourself for, Beyond the Sea!»

Band: Ritual
Country of origin: United States
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Formed in: 1988
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Espionage, Aggression, Pain, Insanity, Deception, History
Years active: 1985-1986 (as Firedance), 1986-1988 (as Rotterdam), 1988-1992 (as Torment), 1992 (as Tormentor), 1992-1995, 1995-2017 (as Ritual of Torment), 2017-present

Ο δίσκος των Ritual "Trials Of Torment"
Video: "Beyond The Sea"
Album: "Trials Of Torment"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 15th, 2019
Label: Pure Steel Records

Track listing:
01. She Rides The Sky
02. Where I Belong
03. Espionage
04. Addicted To Fear
05. The Forgotten
06. Pain Of It All
07. In The Dungeon
08. Dementia
09. Obscured By Twilight
10. City Of The Dead
11. Beyond The Sea (Bonustrack)
12. The Forgotten (Live 2018, Bonustrack)

Band members:
Juan Ricardo - vocals
Bob Allerton - guitars
Jack Kilcoyne - bass
Mike Ruz - guitars
Emery Ceo - drums

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Lion's Share - "The Lion's Trial" (lyric video)

Το βίντεο των Lion's Share για το "The Lion's Trial" από το album "EP"
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από εννέα χρόνια για τους Lion's Share. Τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο κυκλοφόρησαν το ep με τον τίτλο "EP", ενώ προ ημερών "έβγαλαν" το single "Chain Child". Οι Lion's Share μας έρχονται από την Σουηδία.

Υπάρχουν στο heavy metal σύμπαν από το 1987, δηλώνουν ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, DIO, Accept, Metallica, Saxon, OZZY, Iron Maiden, Manowar κλπ κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν τέσσερα demos, τρία singles, ένα ep και μία συλλογή)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Lion's Share is a Swedish heavy metal band that has so far released six albums and one EP worldwide. The band have toured Europe with bands like Motörhead, Manowar, DIO, Saxon, Iced Earth, Nevermore, U.D.O., Dee Snider and have played many of the major festivals.

The Lion's Share album catalogue features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, Megadeth, King Diamond, HammerFall, Opeth, Symphony X, Chimaira, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass.

The albums were mixed by top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Opeth, Symphony X, Sepultura, Kreator, Amon Amarth). Niklas Flyckt (Grammy award winner 1 time and nominated 4 times), Ronny Lahti (Roxette, Europe, Glenn Hughes, Electric Boys), Robert Wellerfors (The Rolling Stones, Joey Tempest, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Ace Of Base).

Lion's Share is firmly committed to following their hearts and not the current musical trends when it comes to their songwriting, an attitude and approach which the group themselves find much more personally fulfilling. It is the band's hope and belief that the sincerity and the passion which they pour into their music will ultimately help them find their audience and provide the quintet with the recognition that they deserve.»

Band: Lion's Share
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 1987
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Inner Struggles, Pain, Society
Years active: 1987-present

Lyric video: "The Lion's Trial"
Lyric video by: Paolo Vallerga
Album: "EP"
Type: EP
Release date: November 5th, 2018
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
1. Another Desire 04:36
2. The Lion's Trial 05:31
3. Sins of a Father (2018 re-recording) 04:15
4. The Mob Rules (live Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010) 03:44
5. Heaven and Hell (live Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010) 08:20

Band members:
Lars Chriss - Guitar
Nils Patrik Johansson - Vocals

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Candlemass - "The Door to Doom" (audios)

Ο νέος δίσκος των Candlemass κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Τιτλοφορείται "The Door to Doom" και "βγήκε" προ μηνός Στο μικρόφωνο βρίσκουμε τον Johan Längquist (η φωνή του "μυθικού" "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus") και στο τραγούδι "Astorolus - The Great Octopus" τον "μεγάλο" Tony Iommi (στην κιθάρα φυσικά)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Candlemass have come full circle: their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) has returned!

The Door To Doom unsurprisingly follows the plotline mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing.

With Johan Langquist`s highly dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this album to the next “Epicus”. This masterpiece is rounded off by a beautiful guest appearance by none other than Black Sabbath`s Tony Iommi on ‘Astorolus - The Great Octopus‘.»

Band: Candlemass
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 1984
Genre: Epic Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Dark Fantasy, Religion, Doom, Life, Death, Hell
Years active: 1982-1984 (as Nemesis), 1984-1994, 1997-2002, 2004-present

Ο δίσκος των Candlemass "The Door to Doom"
Album: "The Door to Doom"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 22nd, 2019
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
1. Splendor Demon Majesty
2. Under the Ocean
3. Astorolus - The Great Octopus
4. Bridge of the Blind
5. Death's Wheel
6. Black Trinity
7. House of Doom
8. The Omega Circle

Band members:
Johan Längquist - Vocals
Mats "Mappe" Björkman - Guitars (rhythm)
Lars "Lasse" Johansson - Guitars (lead)
Leif Edling - Bass
Jan Lindh - Drums

Tony Iommi - Guitars (lead) (track 3)

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Ghost Tower - "Head of Night" (album stream)

Οι Ghost Tower μας έρχονται από τις Η.Π.Α. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ δωδεκαετίας, διαλύθηκαν πέντε χρόνια αργότερα. Κυκλοφόρησαν ένα demo και δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Το κύκνειο άσμα τους "βγήκε" σε τρεις... δόσεις. Το 2012 ως αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενο CD-R, το 2013 σε κασέτα και τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο σε cd και ψηφιακή μορφή μέσω της Paragon Records...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Heavy metal band from Nebraska, active from 2007-2012. Ghost Tower set out to play original music on their own terms, taking influence from Mercyful Fate, Arch-era Fates Warning, Black Sabbath, obscure NWOBHM singles, old horror films, and the overall sound and attitude of dark underground metal.»

Ο δίσκος των Ghost Tower "Head of Night"
Band: Ghost Tower
Country of origin: United States
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Nightmares
Years active: 2007-2012

Album: "Head of Night"
Type: Full length

Release date: February 10th, 2012
Label: Independent
Format: CD (CD-R), Digital

Release date: September 1st, 2013
Label: MetalPunxRex
Format: Cassette

Release date: September 14th, 2018
Label: Paragon Records
Format: CD

Band members:
Mike Biggs - Drums
Matt Preston - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Ameven - Vocals, Lyrics

Miscellaneous staff:
Matt Preston - Recording, Mixing, Cover art
Doug Decker - Recording (drums)
Ameven - Logo

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Sylent Storm - "Patriots of Metal" (video)

Sylent Storm: Αμερικάνικο heavy metal συγκρότημα. Δημιουργήθηκε προ εξαετίας και (μας) παρουσιάζεται κάπως έτσι: «In addition to classic Heavy Metal bands we also fully support the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal!»

Όσο για τις επιρροές τους; Κλασικά (κι αγαπημένα) πράγματα: «Plenty of NWOBHM & USPM, early to mid-80's bands, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Dio, Warlord, Omen, Metal Church, Lizzy Borden, Crimson Glory, Stormwitch, Tokyo Blade, Riot, Loudness, Helloween, etc.»

Τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους. Πρόκειται για ep έξι τραγουδιών που φέρει ως τίτλο το όνομα της μπάντας. Παρακολουθούμε το βίντεο του τραγουδιού "Patriots of Metal"...

Το βίντεο των Sylent Storm για το "Patriots of Metal" από το ομώνυμο ep
Band: Sylent Storm
Country of origin: United States
Location: Medford, Oregon
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Patriots of Metal"
Album: "Sylent Storm"
Type: EP
Release date: November 4th, 2018
Label: Independent

Track listing:
1. Eye of the Storm 04:30
2. Patriots of Metal 04:08
3. Witches' Blood 04:30
4. The Axeman (Omen сover) 04:26
5. Betrayal 06:01
6. Gaelic Storm (instrumental) 04:30

Band members:
Jym Harris - Lead Vocals, Drums
James Lind - Lead guitar, vocals
Matt Foster - Bass, Vocals

Miscellaneous staff: Doug Hill - Mixing, Mastering

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