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Starbynary - "Stellae Fixae" (lyric video)

Cloud of spirits gathered in a vortex
with great speed ascended like a whirl:
never on earth it's possible
such a rapid form of life!

she pushed me down the stairs
his virtue won my mortal nature

the sign of gemini saw me born, oh glorious stars,
and from you I have received my genius

"last salvation" is so close
that your eyes must be so clear
before entering, look down
and now open your heart
and then fill it with great joy
hand it to the host of souls
who are glad in this pure sky

now here are the blessed
triumph of Christ
in this ever brighter sky
in this heaven of Fixed Stars
we look for the light of the sun

don't look at the light
this is too much for you
remember well
you're just a man




Oh Fellowship elected at banquet
(of) the blessed lamb who feeds you very well
since by the grace of God, this man enjoys
a taste of what falls from your table

now listen to his immense desire
and you drink from this clear source!
the mind of the holy divine
inspires him

E come cerchi in tempra d’oriuoli
si giran sì, che ‘l primo a chi pon mente
quieto pare, e l’ultimo che voli;

così quelle carole, differente-
mente danzando, de la sua ricchezza
mi facieno stimar, veloci e lente.

Don't be surprised if I change my color,
because as soon as I'll begin talking
you will see that also the other spirits
they will change their color

Η "Θεία Κωμωδία" (Iταλικά: La Divina Commedia, αρχικός τίτλος Commedia) είναι επικό - αφηγηματικό ποίημα του Δάντη Αλιγκέρι, το οποίο γράφτηκε στο διάστημα 1308-1321. Χωρίζεται σε τρία κύρια μέρη "Κόλαση", "Καθαρτήριο" και "Παράδεισος" κι αφηγείται το ταξίδι του Δάντη στον Άδη, με οδηγούς τον Βιργίλιο και την Βεατρίκη.

Κάθε μέρος περιλαμβάνει 33 ωδές και μία εισαγωγική. Στην "Κόλαση" (η οποία περιγράφεται να έχει κωνοειδή μορφή) ο Δάντης καυτηριάζει όλους τους εγκληματίες και τους πολιτικούς του αντιπάλους εμφανίζοντάς τους να βασανίζονται με φρικτό τρόπο.

Στο "Καθαρτήριο" περιγράφει πώς γίνεται η κάθαρση της ανθρώπινης ψυχής από τις αμαρτίες της πριν αυτή εισέλθει στον Παράδεισο όπου γίνονται δεκτοί όλοι οι ενάρετοι άνθρωποι. Τέλος, στον "Παράδεισο" ο Δάντης περιγράφει τη συνάντησή του με τους Αγίους και τους μεγάλους διανοητές.

Η Θεία Κωμωδία αποτελεί επιπλέον σημαντική προσφορά του Δάντη στη διαμόρφωση της Ιταλικής γλώσσας. Ουσιαστικά κατάφερε να συνθέσει τα λατινικά, τα οποία ομιλούνταν από τους μορφωμένους και τη φλωρεντιανή διάλεκτο που μιλούσε ο λαός.

Ο αρχικός τίτλος του έργου ήταν "Κωμωδία". Ο όρος "Θεία" προστέθηκε μεταγενέστερα όταν το αποκάλεσε με αυτό τον τρόπο ο Βοκάκιος. Η μελοποίηση της "Θείας Κωμωδίας" αποτελεί το έργο με το οποίο ασχολούνται οι Starbynary την τελευταία τριετία.

Η τριλογία ολοκληρώθηκε προ ημερών με την κυκλοφορία του δίσκου "Divina Commedia: Paradiso". Είχαν προηγηθεί τα "Divina Commedia: Inferno" (2017) και "Divina Commedia - Purgatorio" (2019). Οι Starbynary μας έρχονται από την Ιταλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από επτά χρόνια κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους...

Bio: «Starbynary is a project created by two old friends. Joe Caggianelli, after a long experience, as singer of Derdian, calls his old friend Leo Giraldi and decide to create "Starbynary" togheter; this project should marks a turning point into the musical career of both.

The name "Starbynary" borns to the concept of astronomy that describes "a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass" it means that this project is a brainchild of two persons (Leo and Joe) that put all themselves into the music of Starbynary as "center of mass".

...But during this beautiful journey, on our way we found "third star", Luigi Accardo, and we absolutely wanted him to stay with us. No matter when and where he was born our concept of Starbynary, now we are three, and we are proud of this!

The Starbynary's declared target is only create the music that they love to play, hoping that can likes too much people as possible!And now, the Starbynary story is to be written...» 

Band: Starbynary
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia / Milan, Lombardy
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Power Metal
Years active: 2013-present

Ο δίσκος των Starbynary "Divina Commedia: Paradiso"
Lyric video: "Stellae Fixae"
Album: "Divina Commedia: Paradiso"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 13th, 2020
Label: Art Gates Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. The Moon 05:11
02. Mercury 05:04
03. Venus 05:16
04. The Sun 04:55
05. Mars 05:27
06. Jupiter 06:25
07. Saturn 05:37
08. Stellae Fixae 06:01
09. Primum Mobile (instr) 06:59
10. The Empyrean 05:17
11. Stars 08:29

Band members:
Sebastiano Zanotto - Bass
Luigi Accardo - Keyboards
Joe Caggianelli - Vocals
Alfonso Mocerino - Drums
Ralph Salati - Guitars

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Kiko Loureiro - "Black Ice" (Playthrough)

Κυκλοφόρησε τον περασμένο Ιούλιο ο πέμπτος προσωπικός δίσκος του Kiko Loureiro υπό τον τίτλο "Open Source". Ο πρώην κιθαρίστας των Angra και νυν των Megadeth έβγαλε προσωπικό album μετά από οκτώ χρόνια. Μαζί του τα μέλη των Angra Felipe Andreoli (μπάσο) - Bruno Valverde (τύμπανα), ενώ σε ένα τραγούδι ("Imminent Threat") απολαμβάνουμε στις (lead) κιθάρες τον (πρώην κιθαρίστα των Megadeth μεταξύ άλλων) Marty Friedman...

Ο δίσκος του Kiko Loureiro "Open Source"
Band: Kiko Loureiro
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo
Formed in: 2004
Genre: Shred Metal
Lyrical themes: Instrumental
Years active: 2004-present

Video: "Black Ice"
Written by: Kiko Loureiro
Film shooting: Henna Välkky, Samuel Häkkinen
Edit / Color Grading: Felipe Fernandes

Album: "Open Source"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 10th, 2020
Label: Victor
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Overflow 05:35 (00:01)
02. Edm (E-Dependent Mind) 04:25 (05:35)
03. Imminent Threat 05:16 (10:02)
04. Liquid Times 04:49 (15:17)
05. Sertão 06:14 (20:06)
06. Vital Signs 04:32 (26:20)
07. Dreamlike 03:49 (30:53)
08. Black Ice 04:47 (34:43)
09. In Motion 04:09 (39:30)
10. Running with the Bulls 04:48 (43:39)
11. Du Monde 04:28 (48:27)

Band members:
Kiko Loureiro - Guitars, Keyboards

Maria Ilmoniemi - Keyboards, Hammond
Felipe Andreoli - Bass
Bruno Valverde - Drums
Marty Friedman - Guitars (lead) (track 3)
Mateus Asato - Guitars (lead) (track 4)

Miscellaneous staff:
Adam "Nolly" Getgood - Mixing
Ermin Hamidovic - Mastering
Kiko Loureiro - Producer
Gustavo Sazes - Artwork
Adair Daufembach - Recording (drums, guitars), Producer (pre-production)
Felipe Andreoli - Recording (bass)
Augustus Cryns - Producer (pre-production)

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Possessed Steel - "Assault of the Twilight Keep" (lyric video)

At last I'm here, the sacred Twilight Keep.
2 years in exile, you thought you'd never see.
Me, it's me and I've tamed the sacred steed.
The black unicorn is mine for all to see.

Still free to ride, and coming to feast upon your wicked soul.

You doubted me, your travesty
and now you'll be denied of your forever. Forever.
And forever we will be free,
and the forest will come to life.
Twisted keeper, it will never let you rule again.

Storm the gates , if it makes a sound it dies.
Death is spilled in golden light, none of your horde will survive.

Stained glass windows high above the filtered light cuts through,
glimpses of his silhouette come in an out of view.
Creatures shuffle in formation defending sacred walls.
Everytime he hears them move his arrows rip right through.

The arrows fly.
Fletchings feather deep.

You doubted me, your travesty
and now you'll be denied of your forever. Forever.
And forever we will be free,
and the forest will come to life.
Twisted keeper, it will never let you rule again.

The gates have fallen now, between your twilight walls.
Endless mounds of corpses now fill your sacred halls.

The throneroom breached they ride at the speed of sound
The king rises in disbelief, then kneels upon the ground
In defeat he cries, akin to metal bending
like the last sound of an iron ship before it sinks and drowns

The unicorn stops in place and throws him from its back
In one swift motion he snaps its horn and flies for the attack
He soars through the air like an arrow head and finds his mark
Sinks the the horn deep inside of the Twilight Keepers heart

His curse now lifted and life returns to the forest that has died.

Σχηματίσθηκαν προ δεκαετίας στον Καναδά οι Possessed Steel. Η μπάντα μας παρουσιάζεται κάπως έτσι: «four metalheads on a journey through high and low in search of the mighty sword».

Μετά από ένα demo και δύο EP's έφθασε η στιγμή για τον πρώτο "ολοκληρωμένο" τους δίσκο, ο οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Aedris" κι αναμένεται αύριο. Η αρχική ημερομηνία που είχε ανακοινωθεί -31 Οκτωβρίου- δεν ισχύει καθώς η μπάντα βρήκε δισκογραφική εταιρεία (Temple of Mystery) και η κυκλοφορία πήγε έναν μήνα "πίσω"...

Ο δίσκος των Possessed Steel "Aedris"
Band: Possessed Steel
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Battles
Years active: 2010-2014, 2015-present

Lyric video: "Assault of the Twilight Keep"
Video edit: Tamara Comas
Album: "Aedris"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 30th, 2020
Label: Temple of Mystery Records

Track listing:
01. The Dreamer 01:26
02. Spellblade 04:40
03. Keeper of the Woods 06:38
04. Forest of the Dead 01:26
05. Frost Lich 05:13
06. Assault of the Twilight Keep 04:31
07. Free at Last 03:07
08. Bogs of Agathorn 05:18
09. Skeleton King 07:20
10. Nobunaga 06:23

Band members:
Don Bachinski - Bass
Talon Sullivan - Vocals, Guitars
Richard Rizzo - Drums
Steve Mac - Guitars

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Ivory Tower - "Loser" (live video)

Νέο βίντεο διαθέσιμο από τον πλέον πρόσφατο δίσκο των Ivory Tower. Αφορά στην "ζωντανή" παρουσίαση του τραγουδιού "Loser" από το album "Stronger" που κυκλοφόρησε πέρυσι και σήμανε την δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Γερμανών progsters μετά από οκτώ χρόνια.

Το βίντεο των Ivory Tower για το "The Offer" από το album "Stronger"
Band: Ivory Tower
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Hamburg
Formed in: 1996
Genre: Power/Progressive Metal
Years active: 1996-present

Video: "Life Will Fade"
Album: "Stronger"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 23rd, 2019
Label: Massacre Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. The Offer 06:10
02. Loser 05:07
03. End Transmission 05:56
04. Money 05:17
05. In Me 06:10
06. Slave 06:25
07. Strong 06:07
08. Flight of the Dragon 02:28
09. Life Will Fade 05:19
10. Passing 07:44
11. The Wolves You've Let In 07:05
12. One Day 12:22

Band members:
Thorsten Thrunke - Drums
Sven Böge - Guitars
Björn Bombach - Bass
Dirk Meyer - Vocals
Frank Fasold - Keyboards

Miscellaneous staff:
Sven Böge - Mixing
Tony Lindgren - Mastering
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - Artwork

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Angra (feat. Sandy) - "Black Widow's Web" (live video)

Let me tell you a little tale
Maybe you have heard about
Black widow spider is on the wall
Weaving a silken web
Patiently works her thread
Quiet she lies there waiting
For your time to fall

I was fooled by your false adulation
Just another bait that fell into your trap

Stop your whining of victimization
‘Cause you know well how to differ dirt from gold

The black widow's web
She silently waits for a chance
Once you're caught she gets hold of your life
You are mine
Then her poison will make you blind

The black widow's web
She'll be carefully spreading her net
You have nowhere to hide, she will find you
Better run from me
Tempting your worse desires

When I turned on my device of alienation
You were draining out all my identity

You're not obligated, social isolation
And you are trapped by your own vanity

The black widow's web
She silently waits for a chance
Once you're caught she gets hold of your life
Better run from me
Then her poison will make you blind
You can't hide

The black widow's web
She'll be carefully spreading her net
You have nowhere to hide, she will find you
You can't hide
Tempting your worse desires
‘Cause you're mine

Your need for attention made you blind
Now your identity is mine

She may look so innocent
You are fooled by charming eyes
Better face the consequence
From her reckless heart

Don't be frightened little one
I never meant to harm you
Trust me now come closer here
And taste my kiss of death

The black widow's web
She silently waits for a chance
Once you're caught she gets hold of your life
Better run from me
Then her poison will make you blind
You can't hide

You better face the fact
That no matter how fast you react
She will always be there to strike you
Enticing your worst desire
‘Cause you're mine

Black widow spider is on the wall
Weaving a fragile web
Patiently works her thread
Quiet she lies there waiting
For your time to fall

Ο ένατος "στουντιακός" δίσκος των Angra (και δεύτερο album των Βραζιλιάνων metallers με τον Fabio Lione στα φωνητικά - ο πρώτος ήταν το "Secret Garden" του 2015) είναι concept, τιτλοφορείται "ØMNI" και κυκλοφόρησε πέρυσι. Το τραγούδι "Light of Transcendence" αποτελεί την έκτη επιλογή για video clip...

Δελτίο τύπου: «After having premiered four (!) video clips for the album “Ømni”, such as “Black Widow’s Web”, “Insania”, “War Horns” and “Light Of Transcendence”, Angra returns in 2019 with a big bang: a new video clip for the song “Magic Mirror”, a very iconic composition from the most recent album.

Inspired by the acidity of Rafael Bittencourt’s questioning lyrics, the director Pedro Jorge worked on the screenplay for “Magic Mirror” and portrayed its topic with subtlety and poetry. The video clip includes the presence of Jaqueline Oliveira and Jéssica Batista, two professional fighters and real warriors in their own lives.

The reflection from the magic mirror reveals that what bothers us in other people is in fact what we need to learn and understand about ourselves. Foes and people that we don’t have empathy for give us the opportunity to discover a shocking pathway of personal growth. “For this video clip I wanted to show that what we see in the others is actually something inside us,” reflects guitarist Rafael Bittencourt.

“Filming the video clip for ‘Magic Mirror’ was really important to the band because it’s one of my favourite songs from the new record and also because I thought that it had to have a video clip that represented it. We recorded it in a very nice and creative location and I especially like the fighter scenes in the end that show that they’re only one person,” explains bass player Felipe Andreoli.

Fans already consider “Magic Mirror” as one of the classics throughout all of Angra’s history. It combines the traditional heavy metal formulas, the band’s trademark sound and the unmistakable voice of Fabio Lione.

“Ømni” is Angra’s 9th studio album, a result of months and months of hard work and blood, sweat and intense dedication. Produced by Jens Bogren, the concept album is a mark not only for the band but also for the Brazilian metal scene. Angra is getting ready to start 2019 with a lot of work. Soon, information about new releases, festivals and tours will be shared with the fans.»

Band: Angra
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo
Formed in: 1991
Genre: Power / Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Religion, Personal thoughts, Conceits, War, Life
Years active: 1991-2007, 2009-present

Video: "Magic Mirror"
Director: Drico Mello
Audio and Video Synchronization: Paulo Soares
Colorization and Editing: Paulo Soares
Producer / Mixing Engineer: João Milliet
Mixing Assistant: Matheus Pinheiro

Angra - "Magic Mirror" (video) from the album "ØMNI"
Album: "ØMNI"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 18th, 2018
Label: earMUSIC
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Light of Transcendence
02. Travelers of Time
03. Black Widow’s Web
04. Insania
05. The Bottom of My Soul
06. War Horns
07. Caveman
08. Magic Mirror
09. Always More
10. ØMNI - Silence Inside
11. ØMNI - Infinite Nothing

Band members:
Rafael Bittencourt - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Felipe Andreoli - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Fabio Lione - Vocals
Bruno Valverde - Drums

Guest/Session: Marcelo Barbosa Guitars (lead)

Miscellaneous staff:
Jens Bogren - Producer
Daniel Martin Diaz - Cover art

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Black Soul Horde - "Land of Demise" (album stream)

Ο δίσκος των Black Soul Horde "Land of Demise"
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Black Soul Horde μετά από πολλά χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του ντεμπούτου των Ελλήνων metallers ["Tales of the Ancient Ones" (Οκτώβριος 2013)] τιτλοφορείται "Land of Demise" και κυκλοφορεί ήδη σε ψηφιακή μορφή. Σε cd αναμένεται στα μέσα Δεκεμβρίου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Black Soul Horde was created by John Tsiakopoulos (guitars) and Jim Kotsis (vocals) in 2012 as a side project. Soon after the first few recording sessions, having realized that the old-school oriented, metallic outcome was -no less than- the music they grew up with and loved, they decided to turn BSH into a live band.

And so it happened. Black Soul Horde's sound is merely based on the classic heavy metal sound of the NWOBHM scene, while at the same time containing elements of the modern European heavy-power metal sound (Germany, Italy etc) and American heavy metal-like vocals varying from brutal growls to high pitched melodies.

Their lyrics are inspired by the Greek and Norwegian mythology and the respectful works of Robert E. Howard (writer of Conan), H.P. Lovecraft and John Milton to name a few. The strong point of Black Soul Horde is their memorable riffs and catchy melodies, based on extraordinary lead guitar work in the vein of the Iron Maiden legacy, as well as their epic straight forward lyrics, which all combined, create a battlefield experience on and off the stage.» 

Band: Black Soul Horde
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Dark Fantasy, Valour, Robert E Howard
Years active: 2012-present

Album: "Land of Demise"
Type: Full length

Release date: November 13th, 2020
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Release date: December 14th, 2020
Label: Independent
Format: CD

Band members:
Costas Papaspyrou - Guitars (lead)
John Tsiakopoulos - Guitars, Bass, Vocals (additional)
Jim Kotsis - Vocals, Lyrics

Guest/Session: Vasilis Nanos - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
John Tsiakopoulos - Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Remedy Art Design - Artwork

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Ultimatium - "Run Like The Wind" (video)

Οι Ultimatium μας έρχονται από την Φινλανδία. Πρόκειται για μπάντα μελωδικού power metal, η οποία δημιουργήθηκε στις αρχές της χιλιετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Το συγκρότημα μας παρουσιάζεται κάπως έτσι:

«Ultimatium was carved in deep dark forests of Suomussalmi, from where it traveled through cities and has now landed to Tampere, Finland. During these travels Ultimatium has grown from melodic powermetal towards progressive paths»

...κι αναφέρει ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Dream Theather, Ayreon, Symphony X, Helloween, Rainbow, Kamelot, Stratovarius κλπ. Το τέταρτο και πλέον πρόσφατο full length album των Φινλανδών φέρει τον τίτλο "Virtuality" και "βγήκε" προχθές...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Ultimatium was birthed out the deep forests of Suomussalmi, Finland. Their 4th studio full length "Virtuality" follows their independently released "Vis Vires Infinitus" (2015), "New Dawn" (2004, Mastervox Records), and "Hwainoo" (2008, Mastervox Records).

“Virtuality” is the first theme album from Finnish powermetallers who took a big and long overdue step towards prog-power on this album. Album features five lead singers from Finnish metal scene: Johanna Lesonen a.k.a Emily Leone (Lost in Grey, Dotma), Peter James Goodman (Conquest, ex-Virtuocity), Jukka Nummi (ex-Myon, Angry Machines plays Dio + dozen of Rainbow / Deep Purple-cover bands), Matti Auerkallio (Katra, Manzana, SoulFallen + many more), Tomi Viiltola (ex-Dreamtale, Perpetual Rage, Viilto).

The premise behind "Virtuality" is an introduction of a storyline of four gamers getting stuck in a virtual reality game in a near-future setting. Each vocalist guest has their own, distinctive role in the story and drummer Matti Auerkallio sings the role of the villain (clean & crunch).

The story album is backed up with lots of background vocals, sound effects and a "narrator"/system voice synthesized with Amazon's Alexa. The album introduces the best parts of power and progressive metal combined, including easier up-tempo songs, but also long, progressive mid-tempo tracks.

The songs take influence from such bands as Stratovarius, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Rainbow. Especially on tracks "Digital Tower" and "Ghost of Yesterday" where influences from Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore are easily heard.»

Ultimatium: «Virtuality' keeps Ultimatium moving towards more progressive atmospheres without completely forgetting the roots of the band. Packed with five amazing lead vocalists, a unique storyline about the virtual world, and the dangers of sharing everything in social media, along with up-tempo power metal songs combined with darker elements. The full length is a dramatic experience that should be listened from the first track to the last and will be a must-listen for all theme album enthusiasts.»

Matti Pulkkinen (about the song): «Up-tempo and a happy song shows the heroes of this album immortal and invincible, taking the story forward as they triumph in the game, unaware about the perils ahead. Song is mainly sung by Emily Leone with Viiltola helping in the verses. Song introduces some very high pitches and guitar/keyboard solo battling! And the song is backed full of C64 Sid lead sound! Game on!» 

Ο δίσκος των Ultimatium "Virtuality"
Band: Ultimatium
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Tampere, Pirkanmaa
Formed in: 2001
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Freedom, Hope
Years active: 2001-present

Video: "Run Like The Wind"
Album: "Virtuality"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 27th, 2020
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Vengeance
02. Run like the Wind
03. Hall of Heroes (inst)
04. Mindcaptives
05. The Seer
06. Dark Cold Day
07. Remorse
08. (Don't) Fear the Silence
09. Digital Tower
10. Ghist of Yesterday
11. Scream

Band members:
Matti Pulkkinen - Keyboards
Harri Niskanen - Guitars
Tomi Viiltola - Vocals
Matti Auerkallio - Drums, Vocals (additional)

Petteri Gullsten - Bass
Emily Leone - Vocals
Peter James Goodman - Vocals
Jumma Nummi - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff: Matti Pulkkinen - Producer

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AC/DC - "Wild Reputation" (audio)

In a one horse town
They try to put you down
And make you feel out of place
Don't dare look in your face

Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Hey, hey
Ooh, yeah

On a hot summer day
Dollar bills come your way
Somebody robbed the bank
Ooh, they picked you outta the ranks

Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation

(Oh, oh yeah)
(Oh yeah)
You better keep away
(Oh, oh yeah)
(Oh yeah)
Don't get in my face
Oh yeah
(Oh, oh yeah)
(Hey, yeah)

And I'm comin' down Main Street
Get out of my way
I ain't stoppin' for nobody

Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Got a wild reputation
Wild, yeah

(Oh, yeah) Gotta keep away
(Hey, yeah) I ain't stoppin' for nobody
(Oh, yeah) I've got a wild reputation
(Hey, yeah)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από έξι χρόνια για τους AC/DC. Ο διάδοχος του album "Rock or Bust" (Νοέμβριος 2014) και 18ος συνολικά full length στουντιακός δίσκος των Αυστραλών hard rockers φέρει τον τίτλο "Power Up" και κυκλοφορεί ήδη...

Ο δίσκος των AC/DC "Power Up"
Band: AC/DC
Country of origin: Australia
Location: Sydney
Formed in: 1973
Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal
Years active: 1973-present

Audio: "Wild Reputation"
Album: "Power Up"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 13th, 2021
Label: Columbia Records

Track listing:
01. Realize
02. Rejection
03. Shot in the Dark
04. Through the Mists of Time
05. Kick You When You're Down
06. Witch's Spell
07. Demon Fire
08. Wild Reputation
09. No Man's Land
10. Systems Down
11. Money Shot
12. Code Red

Band members:
Brian Johnson - Lead Vocals
Angus Young - Lead Guitar
Stevie Young - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Cliff Williams - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Phil Rudd - Drums

Miscellaneous staff:
Brendan O'Brien - Production
Mike Fraser - Engineering, Mixing

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Metalite - "Peacekeepers" (video)

Οι Metalite μας έρχονται από την Σουηδία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ πενταετίας, αρέσκονται στο μελωδικό power metal κοντά στον ήχο συγκροτημάτων όπως οι Nightwish, Battle Beast, Amaranthe, Dreamtale και ξεκίνησαν κάπως έτσι:

«Metalite was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 when Edwin Premberg [guitar] met Emma Bensing [vocals]. He presented his musical ideas and vision to her, and she agreed to join the band. The goal was to write and record melodic and memorable metal songs with a modern and fresh sound.»

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει επτά singles και δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο τρίτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "A Virtual World" κι αναμένεται στα τελειώματα του πρώτου ανοιξιάτικου μήνα του νέου έτους... 

Band: Metalite
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Years active: 2015-present

Video: "Peacekeepers"
Video directed by: 11Frames Productions
Video produced by: 11Frames Productions

Ο δίσκος των Metalite "A Virtual World".
Album: "A Virtual World"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 26th, 2021
Label: AFM Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. A Virtual World
02. Cloud Connected
03. Talisman
04. Beyond the Horizon
05. Peacekeepers
06. The Vampire Song
07. We're Like the Fire
08. Artificial Intelligence
09. Alone
10. Running
11. Synchronized

Band members:
Erica Ohlsson - Vocals
Edwin Premberg - Guitar
Robert Örnesved - Guitar
Robert Majd - Bass
Lea Larsson - Drums

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Steel Arctus - "Savage Heart" (video)

I walk alone in distant worlds
Trying to find a reason to live
No one can hear my battlecry
Nowhere a home to seek

Savage heart burst into fire
One mission carry on
Savage heart burning with desire
Won't back down i hold on

Revenge is written in the book of blood
A path full of dead frozen stars
The fire burns forever insise
Nemesis the fate of a warrior

Το ντεμπούτο των Steel Arctus "Fire and Blood" πραγματεύεται τις (επικές) περιπέτειες του πολεμιστή Steel Arctus στα βουνά της Πίνδου και κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών. Οι Steel Arctus είναι ένα Ελληνικό σχήμα επικού heavy metal με έδρα την Θεσσαλονίκη...

Ο δίσκος των Steel Arctus "Fire and Blood"
Band: Steel Arctus
Country of origin: Grecce
Location: Thessaloniki
Genre: Epic Metal

Video: "Savage Heart"
Album: "Fire and Blood"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 30th, 2020
Label: Valve Studio Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Fire and Blood
2. Steel Arctus
3. Hellhammer
4. Doombringer
5. Moira (Μοίρα)
6. Savage Heart
7. Arcadian Lady
8. Fire and Blood (instr)

Band members:
Tasos Lazaris - Vocals
Nash G. - Guitars, Bass, Keys
Xines - Drums

Mix / Master by: Strutter at Valve Studio
Album Cover by: Manos Lagouvardos Drawings
Graphics by: Condour Productions

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Artificial Eden - "Poor Desire" (lyric video)

Στα τελειώματα του 2002 σχηματίσθηκαν οι Quadra. Επρόκειτο για μπάντα διασκευών. Στην πορεία το Ελληνικό σχήμα άρχισε να συνθέτει την δική του μουσική (έβγαλε κι ένα demo EP τριών τραγουδιών το 2006), κι άλλαξε το όνομά του σε Artificial Eden για λόγους πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων. Το νέο όνομα του συγκροτήματος αποτελεί και τον τίτλο του ντεμπούτου του που κυκλοφόρησε τον Οκτώβριο μέσω Γερμανικής εταιρείας.

Ως προς το μουσικό ύφος των Artificial Eden; Η μπάντα δηλώνει επηρεασμένη από την hard rock σκηνή των 80s και την progressive των 90s. Στα φωνητικά του δίσκου βρίσκουμε τον Σουηδό τραγουδιστή Rob Lundgren, τον οποίο απολαύσαμε φέτος (και) στο εξαιρετικό ντεμπούτο των EchoSoul "The End of Darkness"... 

Ο ομώνυμος δίσκος των Artificial Eden
Band: Artificial Eden
Country of origin: Greece
Formed in: 2002
Genre: Prog Metal
Years active: 2002-present

Lyric video: "Poor Desire"
Video by: Elias Kapa
Album: "Artificial Eden"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 2020
Label: Boersma records

Track listing:
1. Artificial eden 6:15
2. Thoughts 5:16
3. Poor desire 4:54
4. Lies between the lines 7:14
5. Day of tears 7:02
6. Land of depression 12:26

Band members:
Rob Lundgren - Vocals
Antonis Panagopoulos - Guitar
Thanos Paparidis - Guitar
George Pispirigos - Drummer

Bass recorded by: Spyros Chasapidis
Artwork by: MKVII
Mixed / Mastered by: Stavros Papadopoulos

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Fervent - "Impossible" (audio)

Ο δίσκος των Fervent "Rebirth"
I have lost my guide
I have lost my heart
I have lost my last reason to live

Those eyes that shed my way
Those arms that carried me
Now it will have to survive Without

Your body floats in the sky
In the midst of the clouds
It won't feel the pain anymore
I never see your smile again
But it stays in my mind
You'll always be ready for me

I have to go through
The flight of your soul.
Tell me how to resist
In this world without you?
I cry in the constant waiting of a sign.
Despite all this, I should get up.
But it's impossible...

I can't turn the page
I can't find the words
To explain the despair that's in me

The future frightens me
I'm moving in the mist
I lost faith in everything i thought

If only i could talk to you
woud be just one last time
Eternity would not suffice
I know it's not a farewell
but only one goodbye
One day we'll find each other

I have to go through the flight of your soul.
Tell me how to resist in this world without you?
I cry in the constant waiting of a sign.
Despite all this , I should get up.
But it's impossible...

I'll never know the taste of life again
I feel as much alive as a demon in hell
Give me the strength
To fight these dark ideas
Please come back and take me...

I have to go through the flight of your soul.
Tell me how to resist in this world without you?
I cry in the constant waiting of a sign.
Despite all this, I should get up.

Through the flight of your soul.
Tell me how to resist in this world without you?
I cry in the constant waiting of a sign.
Despite all this , I should get up.

But it's impossible...

Οι Fervent μας έρχονται από το τέταρτο μεγαλύτερο νησί της Μεσογείου (Κορσική). Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από έξι χρόνια κι απολαμβάνουν ήδη τον καρπό των κόπων τους καθώς το ντεμπούτο τους, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Rebirth", κυκλοφορεί ήδη...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Fervent are a Heavy Metal Band from Ajaccio, Corsica, France formed since 2014. Inspired by Heavy 80's, Modern Metal and Pop Culture, Fervent have been working on their first album for 5 years. 2020: Fervent are making their first Album "Rebirth" mastered by Jens Bögren (Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce, Opeth...).»

Band: Fervent
Country of origin: France
Location: Ajaccio, Corsica
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2014-present

Audio: "Impossible"
Album: "Rebirth"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 25th, 2020
Label: Fervent Records (Independent)

Track listing:
01. The Last Hope
02. There's No Future
03. You Sought You Found
04. Hero Of Time
05. Nerd
06. Voiceless
07. Nothing Will Stop Me
08. Fly Away
09. Impossible
10. Davy Jones
11. Rebirth

Band members:
Ange Marie Bacci - Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Nicolas Husson Husson - Guitar
Guillaume Dellac - Guitar
David Luzi - Guitar
Marco Bartoli - Bass
Joël Brozzu - Drums

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Babel Trio - "Mother of Death" (audio)

Ο δίσκος των Babel Trio "The Martyr"
Ποιός έχει πέτρινη καρδιά
θέλω να μη ραΐσει
να πω τραγούδι θλιβερό
και παραπονεμένο

Μήδ' απο χήρες τ´ άκουσα
μήδ' από παντρεμένες
του χάρου η μάνα το 'λεγε
του 'σερνε μοιρολόι

Που 'χουν παιδιά ας τα κρύψουνε
κι αδέρφια ας τα φυλάξουν
γυναίκες των καλών αντρών
να κρύψουνε τους άντρες

Γιατι 'χω γιο κυνηγητή
έχω ένα γιο κουρσάρο
που όλο τις νύχτες περπατεί
και τις αυγές κουρσεύει

Τον είδα και κατέβαινε
στους κάμπους καβαλάρης
μαύρα φορεί μαύρα άρματα
μαύρο και τ άλογό του

Σέρνει στιλέτα δίκοπα
σπαθιά ξεγυμνωμένα
στιλέτα τα ´χει για καρδιές
σπαθιά για τα κεφάλια

Έχω ένα γιο κυνηγητή
έχω ένα γιο κουρσάρο
που όλο τις νύχτες περπατεί
και τις αυγές κουρσεύει

Κι απού βρει τρεις παίρνει τους δυο
κι απού βρει δυο τον ένα
κι απού βρει κι ένα μοναχό
κείνον τον ξεκληρίζει

Κρητικές μαντινάδες σε heavy "περιτύλιγμα" και ηλεκτρικό λαούτο αντί για (ηλεκτρική) κιθάρα. Cretal: σύντμηση των λέξεων Crete και metal. Οι Babel Trio μας χαιρετούν από τα βουνά της Κρήτης. Επανήλθαν στη δισκογραφία με το τρίτο τους album "The Martyr" με την μουσική τους βάση να παραμένει η ίδια, αλλά αυτή τα μουσικά τους ηχοτόπια να γίνονται ακόμη πιο heavy.

"Παραμορφωμένες" παραδοσιακές μελωδίες με ψυχεδελικά μέρη και progressive αναφορές. Η μουσική τους έχει χαρακτηρισθεί ως: «αν οι Sabbath ήταν από την Κρήτη και όχι από το Birningham, κάπως έτσι θα έπαιζαν».

Ο στίχος παραμένει Eλληνικός και βασισμένος σε παραδοσιακές μαντινάδες του νησιού. Ο δίσκος κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών, σε περιορισμένες εκδόσεις των 150 αντιτύπων βινυλίου και 150 CD, αλλά και σε ψηφιακή μορφή μέσω της Labyrinth of Thoughts records.

Η Ελληνική μπάντα αφηγείται τα του νέου δίσκου:

«"The Martyr" είναι ο τρίτος δίσκος των Babel Trio και περιέχει 8 νέα κομμάτια εκ των οποίων τα 5 είναι τραγούδια και τα τρία ορχηστρικά (instrumental). Τόσο το όνομα του δίσκου όσο και οι ίδιοι οι τίτλοι των κομματιών μας παραπέμπουν στην εξιστόρηση μίας ιστορίας.

Birth of the Martyr, Wings of Stray, Lady Spring, Guillotine, Up in the Sky, Black Sea, Mother of Death και Martyr's End. Μία ιστορία, λοιπόν, για ένα πρόσωπο-σύμβολο που γεννιέται, ζει και πεθαίνει. Για έναν μάρτυρα που διώκεται επειδή υπερασπίζεται, ομολογεί, αποκηρύσσει, αρνείται να αποκηρύξει ή αρνείται να δεχθεί τα πιστεύω που του επιβάλλουν.

Αρνείται να συμμορφωθεί με την κατάσταση, όπως αυτή σήμερα διαμορφώνεται, και είναι έτοιμος να τιμωρηθεί φτάνοντας μέχρι και στο θάνατο για να υπερασπιστεί τις πεποιθήσεις του. Γίνεται σύμβολο ηρωισμού και παράδειγμα προς μίμηση σε δύσκολους καιρούς.

Έτσι, και η δια-μαρτυρία της μπάντας γίνεται σε αυτό το συναπάντημα με τον "Μάρτυρα" μέσα στην ίδια τη δημιουργία! Στίχοι από την παράδοση και πρωτότυπες ιδέες, πλέκονται με τον ηλεκτρικό ήχο του συγκροτήματος σε ένα μοναδικό συνδυασμό Heavy Rock, παραδοσιακής μεσογειακής μουσικής και σύγχρονου λυρισμού. Όλα αυτά διατηρώντας παράλληλα τον παλμό της τρέχουσας πραγματικότητας.»

Bio: «It was a hot Cretan summer back in 2013 when the band had one of its firsts gigs in the cultural center of the University of Crete. The Audience did not know what to anticipate from a band that claimed that aggregates ostensibly non-related music styles. Babel Trio started preforming.

Almost in a ritual way, melodies from Cretan traditional music took an electrified character, distorted riffs with aggression and with a heavy dose of explosive drums, their music took over the audience. People started moving their heads and felt the connection to their music roots but in an unprecedented way.

A member of the Audience shouted to the band "Play metal! Play Metal!", to get the response from the drummer of the band "We only play Cretal". That was the day when “Cretal”, the music style of Babel Trio was born. Babel Trio is consisted by three members, Dimitris (electric lute), Trikalero (drums), Michael (electric bass).

Babel Trio's members come from different areas of Greece bringing together at least three different influences of Greek traditional Music. Dimitris, with roots from Crete, Trikalero from the North-west part of the mainland and Michael from the Ionian Islands, were involved in music in very early ages, inspired by traditional, classic, jazz and metal/stoner rock music styles.

Growing up in non-urban areas they experienced traditional music concerts and fests that included also big circle dances. Their traditional music influences along with their heavy rock 'blender', and their personal, electric touch, creates a uniquely blended sound that likened as classic Cretan lyre player Skordalos possessed by the Melvins.

Babel trio is aiming in producing music that screams the cultural, economic and social struggle of Greeks nowadays, through the emotional state of anger. These emotions are expressed though explosive drums and distorted traditional melodies played by the electric lute and the electric bass, and speaks in a progressive folk rock, psychedelic music code, rooted in the island of Crete and the Aegean sea.

Although Babel trio’s inspiration is derived mostly from the traditional music of the Aegean and Crete, has also an international character aiming to convey the messages beyond the Greek boarders. Babel Trio’s vision is to present people’s struggle of preserving their own local cultural identity in a period of social, economic and cultural crisis in Greece and worldwide.

Babel trio’s goal is to convey its messages not only to the Greek public but also to the European and why not Global audience. Emotions, concepts and concerns such as Anger, despair, revolution and romanticism are expressed through its music.

In the track "Rizitiko”, for example, that is a traditional Cretan song that speaks about freedom we choose not to use voices and in that way to express how our culture tends to remain speechless in this period of crisis. Another example is the “Karouzos dialogue” track where the band is conveying the vainglory of the modern times lifestyle.» 

Band: Babel Trio
Location: Greece
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Cretal
Years active: 2013-present

Audio: "Mother of Death"
Album: "The Martyr"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 6th, 2020
Label: Labyrinth of Thoughts Records
Format: CD (150 copies), Vinyl (150 copies)

Track listing:
1. Birth of the martyr
2. Wings of stray
3. Lady spring
4. Up in the sky
5. Guillotine
6. Black sea
7. Mother of death
8. Martyr’s end

Band members:
Dimitris Sideris (Δημήτρης Σιδέρης) - Electric Lute, Vocals
Michael Avlonitis (Μιχάλης Αυλωνίτης) - Bass, Backing Vocals
Trikalero (Γιώργος Ζαμπακάς) - Drums, Backing Vocals

Επεξεργασία: Αριστοτέλης Τέλης, Μιχάλης Αυλωνίτης
Mastering: Νίκος Στυλίδης - Labyrinth of Thoughts
Γραφικά δίσκου: Στέργιος Θεοδωρόπουλος
Παραγωγή: Babel Trio, Αριστοτέλης Τέλης
Ενορχήστρωση: Babel Trio

➜ Στίχοι στο τραγούδι 2 - Δημήτρης Σιδερής, παραδοσιακοί
➜ Στίχοι στο τραγούδι 3 - Γεώργιος Σιδερής
➜ Στίχοι στα τραγούδια 5, 6, 7 - παραδοσιακοί
➜ Τα τραγούδια 1, 2, 3, 4 γράφτηκαν από τον Δημήτρη Σιδερή
➜ Τα τραγούδια 5, 6, 7, 8 γράφτηκαν από τους Σιδερή, Αυλωνίτη, Τρικαλέρο

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