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Kobra and the Lotus - "Burn!" (Guitar Playthrough)

Το 2009 η Kobra Paige, ο Matt Van Wezel και ο Chris Swenson σχημάτισαν στον Καναδά τους Kobra and the Lotus. Δέκα χρόνια μετά η μπάντα παραμένει ενεργή αν κι από τα ιδρυτικά μέλη παραμένει μόνο η τραγουδίστρια.

Οι Kobra and the Lotus έχουν κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ένα demo, δύο EPs και έξι singles) με τον έκτο να βρίσκεται προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "Evolution" κι αναμένεται τον πρώτο φθινοπωρινό μήνα. Το έδαφος προετοίμασε το single "Burn!"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Calgary-based hard rock quintet Kobra and the Lotus have returned with their new studio album 'Evolution', which will get a September 20th release on Napalm Records.

The upcoming LP sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige.

No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, 'Evolution' comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from Kobra and the Lotus.

Evolution boasts the band's most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, Kobra and the Lotus enlisted the services of producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette [Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust]. The first single, “Burn!” ignites this chapter.

A hummable riff snaps into a visceral verse as the frontwoman directly declares, “I really hate you, yes I do.” The track builds towards an incendiary and infectious chorus, hinging on a seesawing guttural groove and hitting like a sledgehammer.»

Kobra Paige: «The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth.

A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra and the Lotus; that’s what we’re doing. We’ve never done a record like Evolution. We’ve flown demos over the internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio.

This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.»

Kobra and the Lotus - "Burn!" (single)
Band: Kobra and the Lotus
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Fantasy
Years active: 2009-present

Video: "Burn!" (Guitar Playthrough)
Album: "Burn!"
Type: Single
Release date: July 26th, 2019
Label: Napalm Records
Format: Digital

Album: "Evolution"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, Digital

Kobra and the Lotus - "Burn!" (video) from the album "Evolution"
Track listing:
01. Evolution
02. Burn!
03. We Come Undone
04. Wounds
05. Thundersmith
06. Circus
07. Wash Away
08. Liar
09. Get the Fuck Out of Here
10. In the End
11. Tokyo (Japan Version Only)

Band members:
Kobra Paige - Vocals, Piano
Jasio Kulakowski - Guitars
Brad Kennedy - Bass
Marcus Lee - Drums
Ronny Gutierrez - Guitars


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Sons Of Apollo - "Labyrinth" (live video)

Το βίντεο των Sons Of Apollo για το "Labyrinth" από το album "Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony"
Μετά από ένα στουντιακό δίσκο κι ένα EP έφθασε η στιγμή για το πρώτο live album των Sons Of Apollo. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" κι όπως μαρτυρά ο τίτλος του ηχογραφήθηκε / φιλμογραφήθηκε στην Βουλγαρία (σε αρχαίο ρωμαϊκό θέατρο) με την συμμετοχή της Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony. Το δεύτερο cd αποτελείται από διασκευές. Το συγκρότημα μπορεί να μην είναι ιδιαίτερα γνωστό, όμως οι μουσικοί που το απαρτίζουν κάθε άλλο παρά άγνωστοι είναι.

Την μπάντα δημιούργησαν δύο πρώην μέλη των Dream Theater: ο drummer Mike Portnoy και o πληκτράς Derek Sherinian. Μαζί τους ο Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), ο Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth κλπ) και ο Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, ex-Journey κλπ)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Sons Of Apollo-former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoyand Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-YngwieMalmsteen's Rising Force) - are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.

‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.»

Mike Portnoy: «In writing the setlist for Sons OfApollo’s very first tour, I knew we had to include a few songs from the Dream Theater album 'Falling Into Infinity' which was the only full length studio album we did while Derek was in the band. I wanted to do 'Just Let Me Breathe’ as it’s one of the deeper cuts on the album and I knew SOA would absolutely slay it!

Between Bumble, Derek & Billy's crazy guitar, keys & bass unison sections and Jeff's overall driving, funky vocal delivery (with myself on the verses & chorus and Bumble on the bridge), I knew the Sons would breathe a whole new life into this track and even kick it up a few notches! Plus, as the song’s lyricist, I took artistic license and changed the lyric from 'Shannon Hoon’ to ‘Chris Cornell’ to give it a little more relevance in 2019.

I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.»

Band: Sons Of Apollo
Country of origin: International
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Prog metal
Years active: 2017-present

Video: "Labyrinth"
Album: "Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony"
Type: Live album
Release date: August 30th, 2019
Label: Inside Out Music
Format: 4 Vinyl, 3CD+DVD+Blu-ray, 3CD+DVD, Digital

CD1 - Track listing:
01. God Of The Sun
02. Signs Of The Time
03. Divine Addiction
04. That Metal Show Theme
05. Just Let Me Breathe (Dream Theater cover)
06. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
07. Lost In Oblivion
08. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
09. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD2 - Track listing:
01. Kashmir (Dream Theater cover)
02. Gates Of Babylon
03. Labyrinth
04. Dream On
05. Diary Of A Madman
06. Comfortably Numb
07. The Show Must Go On
08. Hell’s Kitchen
09. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand

CD3 - Track listing:
01. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
02. And The Cradle Will Rock
03. Coming Home

Band members:
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Derek Sherinian - Keyboards
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - Guitar
Billy Sheehan - Bass
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocal


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Mob Rules - "Ghost Of A Chance" (live audio)

Leave the past! Leave it behind!
See what remains after the fire
Circle, repeating itself
A story of hope and hidden desire

Rise from the ashes and welcome your time
Leave your old shadows behind - behind

Ghost of a chance - this may lead to misery
Ghost of a chance - if you stay strong there’s a
Ghost of a chance - salvation lies ahead
Ghost of a chance - your quest will come to an end

Press on till the end of the road
The sun will turn black in divine fire
A misplaced soul never feels home
The thorns in your back, your burden, your mire


Το δεύτερο live album της 25χρονης καριέρας τους ετοιμάζονται να κυκλοφορήσουν οι Mob Rules. Οι Γερμανοί metallers (που πήραν τ' όνομά τους από τον ομότιτλο δίσκο των Black Sabbath) θα 'βγάλουν" στα μέσα Σεπτεμβρίου τον "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο δίσκο "Beast over Europe"...

Το τραγούδι των Mob Rules "Ghost Of A Chance" από το album "Beast over Europe"
Band: Mob Rules
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony
Formed in: 1994
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Life
Years active: 1994-present

Audio: "Ghost Of A Chance"
Album: "Beast over Europe"
Type: Live album
Release date: September 13th, 2019
Label: Steamhammer
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Beast Reborn (instr) 01:04
02. Ghost of a Chance 04:41
03. Somerled 05:11
04. Black Rain 06:20
05. Sinister Light 04:40
06. Dykemaster's Tale 09:25
07. My Kingdom Come 05:26
08. The Last Farewell 05:29
09. Children's Crusade 04:59
10. On the Edge 06:10
11. (In the Land of) Wind and Rain 06:35
12. Hollowed Be Thy Name 06:23
13. Way Back Home 04:42
14. Rain Song 06:15




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Galaxy - "Lost From the Start" (audios)

Οι Galaxy μας έρχονται από την Αυστραλία. Νέο συγκρότημα που (υπερ)αγαπά τα 80ς κι από τις δύο πλευρές του Ατλαντικού (Ευρώπη και Αμερική). Το παρθενικό τους δισκογραφικό βήμα αναμένεται τον Σεπτέμβριο. Πρόκειται για ep πέντε τραγουδιών υπό τον τίτλο "Lost From the Start"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Dying Victims Productions is proud to present Galaxy's fantastic debut mini-album, Lost From the Start, on CD and 12" vinyl formats. Galaxy is a band from Melbourne, Australia. In choosing the name Galaxy, their mission is to channel the cosmic power of heavy metal, and share it with those who will take up the challenge - to join them on a musical odyssey as far as the imagination will allow.

Galaxy tip their hats to the speed metal and traditional heavy metal acts of the 1980s with their untamed and spirited MLP, Lost From the Start. A force of musical beauty, terrifying in its splendor, it brings to mind '80s Riot, Satan, Megadeth and the classic years of Judas Priest, with manic thrash elements evoking the glory days of heavy music.

Lost From the Start has a dynamic production that appropriately captures the ferocity and emotion the songs exude. Mastering duties for the MLP were handled by none other than Andy La Rocque at his very own Sonic Train Studios, ensuring the maximum potential of the recording was achieved.

The stunning gatefold cover art was created by talented Melbourne artist Keelan Ashton-Bell, presenting a sci-fi-inspired alien desert world which prepares the listener for the epic voyage ahead. With a professional and high-octane live presentation in tow, the band brings a message of joy and madness, tales of love and loss, songs of fear and courage. Join Galaxy on their journey, Lost From the Start.»

Το ep των Galaxy "Lost From the Start"
Band: Galaxy
Country of origin: Australia
Location: Melbourne
Genre: Heavy Power Metal

Album: "Lost From the Start"
Type: EP
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Traveller
2. Dreaming Out
3. Sons of Titan
4. Paradise Divide
5. Lost From the Start

Band members:
Phillip T. King - Vocals
Stuart Callinan - Guitars
Cam Roberts - Guitars
Tim Anderson - Bass
Joel Taylor - Drums

Vocals by Phillip T. King, all guitars and bass by Stuart Callinan, drums by Joel Taylor. All music written by Stuart Callinan. All lyrics written by Phillip T. King. Cover art by Killustrate Illustrations. Logo design and layout consulting by Dean O’Brien.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Joel Taylor at the Black Lodge in Melbourne, Australia, 2017-2018. Produced by Joel Taylor and Stuart Callinan. Mastered by Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studios, Sweden, 2018.


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Hour of Thirteen - "Feast and Flame" (single)

Το single των Hour of Thirteen "Feast and Flame"
Στα τελειώματα του 2018 είχε προγραμματισθεί η δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Hour of Thirteen, μετά από επτά χρόνια, με την κυκλοφορία του τέταρτου full length δίσκου υπό τον τίτλο "Deathly Nights". Τελικά ο διάδοχος του "333" (2012) δεν κυκλοφόρησε (ακόμη). Αντ' αυτού οι Hour of Thirteen κυκλοφόρησαν φέτος ένα single κι ένα ep.

Και τα δύο "βγήκαν" τον Μάρτιο. Πρώτο (χρονικά) το single "Feast and Flame" (δύο τραγούδια, το ένα διασκευή σε Christian Death) και δεύτερο το ep "A Knell Within the Crypt" (τέσσερα τραγούδια, τα δύο διασκευές σε Samhain). Εστιάζουμε στο single.

Οι Hour of Thirteen είναι ουσιαστικά το (απόλυτα) προσωπικό σχήμα του Chad Davis, ο οποίος "τρέχει" αυτήν τη στιγμή ούτε ένα, ούτε δύο, αλλά... 13 project, ενώ στο παρελθόν έχει παίξει σε 17 συγκροτήματα! Η μπάντα σχηματίσθηκε πριν από 13 χρόνια, προ τετραετίας άλλαξε (για έναν χρόνο) τ' όνομά της Night Magic κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, ένα demo, δύο singles, δύο EPs και δύο συλλογές...

Band: Hour of Thirteen
Country of origin: United States
Location: San Francisco, California
Formed in: 2006
Genre: Doom/Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Satanism, Magic, Sorcery, Evil
Years active: 2006-2014 (as Hour of 13), 2015-2016 (as Night Magic), 2016-2018 (as Hour of 13), 2018-present

Album: "Feast and Flame"
Type: Single
Release date: March 1st, 2019
Label: Critical Mass Recordings, Independent
Format: 7" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. Feast and Flame 04:05
2. Deathwish (Christian Death cover) 02:27

Band members: Chad Davis - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals


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Rainbow - "Rainbow Vorwärts" (ep)

Το ep των Rainbow "Rainbow Vorwärts"
Τα τρία πρόσφατα ψηφιακά singles των Rainbow (η επανεκτέλεση της διασκευής "Black Sheep of the Family", το "Waiting for a Sign" και η διασκευή στο "The Storm" των Blackmore's Night) κυκλοφόρησαν στις αρχές του καλοκαιριού σε cd (μόλις 500 κόπιες) από την Minstrel Hall Music, την εταιρεία που διαχειρίζεται τα δισκογραφήματα των Rainbow από την -προ τετραετίας- επανένωσή τους και μετά...

Band: Rainbow
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Formed in: 1975
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Years active: 1975-1984, 1994-1997, 2015-present

Album: "Rainbow Vorwärts"
Type: EP
Release date: June 4th, 2019
Label: Minstrel Hall Music
Format: CD
Limitation: 500 copies

Track listing:
1. Black Sheep of the Family (Quatermass cover) 05:33
2. Waiting for a Sign 05:01
3. The Storm (Blackmore's Night cover) 04:17

Band members:
Ritchie Blackmore - Guitars
Bob Nouveau - Bass
David Keith - Drums
Jens Johansson - Keyboards
Ronald Romero - Vocals




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Twilight Force - "Queen Of Eternity" (lyric video)

Ο τρίτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Twilight Force κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Dawn of the Dragonstar" και "βγήκε" χθες. Οι Twilight Force μας έρχονται από την Σκανδιναβία (Σουηδία). Δημιουργήθηκαν το 2011 και χαρακτηρίζουν την μουσική τους ως "adventure metal". Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο full length albums και πέντε singles...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The foundation for what is now Twilight Force was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, Twilight Force wanted to create an intense and memorable listening experience; immersing the audience in a magic universe filled with wonder, heroic tales and mesmerizing mythical worlds.»

Το βίντεο των Twilight Force για το "Queen Of Eternity" από το album "Dawn of the Dragonstar"
Band: Twilight Force
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Falun/Borlänge
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Medieval
Years active: 2011-present

Lyric video: "Queen Of Eternity"
Album: "Dawn of the Dragonstar"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 16th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Dawn of the Dragonstar 03:37
02. Thundersword 04:58
03. Long Live the King 04:22
04. With the Light of a Thousand Suns 06:53
05. Winds of Wisdom 05:35
06. Queen of Eternity 05:02
07. Valley of the Vale 03:44
08. Hydra 05:34
09. Night of Winterlight 05:07
10. Blade of Immortal Steel 02:29
11. The Power of the Ancient Force (Hanna Turi Version) 04:58
12. With the Light of a Thousand Suns (Orchestral Version) 06:52
13. Enchanted Dragon of Wisdom (2007 Demo) 04:44
14. Forest of Destiny (2007 Demo) 04:29

Band members:
Alessandro Conti - Lead Vocals
Philip Lindh -Lead Guitar
Dunder Björn Lundqvist - Bass
Daniel Beckman - Keyboards
Daniel Sjögren - Drums
Joakim Leandro Johansson - Guitar


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Freedom Call - "Spirit Of Daedalus" (audio)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από μία τριετία για τους Freedom Call. Ο διάδοχος του album "Master of Light" (2016) και δέκατος συνολικά full length δίσκος των Γερμανών melodic metallers τιτλοφορείται "M.E.T.A.L." κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει τις προσεχείς ημέρες. Σειρά για παρουσίαση παίρνει το τραγούδι "Spirit Of Daedalus"...

Το τραγούδι των Freedom Call "Spirit Of Daedalus" από το album "M.E.T.A.L."
Band: Freedom Call
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Nuremberg, Bavaria
Formed in: 1998
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Epic fantasy
Years active: 1998-present

Audio: "Spirit Of Daedalus"
Album: "M.E.T.A.L."
Type: Full length
Release date: August 23rd, 2019
Label: Steamhammer
Format: CD, 2 vinyls

Track listing:
01. 111 - The Number of the Angels 03:50
02. Spirit of Daedalus 03:49
03. M.E.T.A.L. 04:20
04. Ace of the Unicorn 03:22
05. Sail Away 03:57
06. Fly with Us 04:17
07. One Step into Wonderland 03:38
08. Days of Glory 03:29
09. Wheel of Time 04:32
10. Ronin 03:47
11. Sole Survivor 04:24

Band members:
Chris Bay - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Lars Rettkowitz - Guitars
Francesco Ferraro - Bass
Tim Breideband - Drums


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Sinner - "Last Exit Hell" (lyric video)

Το 1980 ο Matthias Lasch (γνωστότερος ως Mat Sinner) δημιούργησε τους Sinner, ένα από τα παλαιότερα και ιστορικότερα heavy metal σχήματα όχι μόνο στην Γερμανία, αλλά σ' ολάκερη την Ευρώπη. Παρά την παρουσία του Mat σε άλλα σχήματα (Primal Fear, Silent Force, Jorn, Kiske / Somerville, Level 10 κλπ) οι Sinner παραμένουν ενεργοί μέχρι τις ημέρες μας έχοντας κυκλοφορήσει 18 "ολοκληρωμένα" albums, 10 singles, 7 συλλογές κι ένα live album. Το φθινόπωρο θα κυκλοφορήσουν τον 19ο full length δίσκο τους, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "Santa Muerte"...

Band: Sinner
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Formed in: 1980
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Partying, Rock, Women, Fantasy
Years active: 1980-present

Το βίντεο των Sinner για το "Last Exit Hell" από το album "Santa Muerte"
Lyric video: "Last Exit Hell"
Album: "Santa Muerte"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 13th, 2019
Label: AFM Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Shine On
02. Fiesta y copas
03. Santa Muerte
04. Last Exit Hell
05. What Went Wrong
06. Lucky 13
07. Death Letter
08. Craving
09. The Wolf
10. Misty Mountain
11. The Ballad of Jack
12. Stormy Night
13. Sorry

Band members:
Mat Sinner - Vocals, Bass
Tom Naumann - Guitars
Alex Scholpp - Guitars
Sascha Krebs - Vocals
Markus Kullmann - Drums
Giorgia Colleluori - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Magnus Karlsson - Guitar solo (track 7)
Ronnie Romero - Vocals (track 2)
Ricky Warwick - Vocals (track 5)

Miscellaneous staff: Dennis Ward - Producer


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Kalidia - "Circle of Six" (audio)

A long time ago, five portals were built
And all the dwarves preserve us sage
Wizards and elves (are) praying to their Gods
To keep us free from the dark

Over the mountains where evil lies
The curse is pushing to break our walls
But they are locked up by a spell
And the shadows won’t spread here

Until the moon changed
And our fate was reshaped

From that moment
Every wish and every dream I had
Was taken away
Evil creatures were destroying our lives
And everything we were fighting for

Around the stone, the Circle of Six
Reunited the forces to defend
As soon as the ritual begun
Suddenly a black power was released

None of the wizards realized
That the traitor was one of them
He was so ambitious to sell our land
In exchange for knowledge

Until the moon changed
And the portal fell down

From that moment
Every wish and every dream I had
Was taken away
Evil creatures were destroying our lives
And everything we were fighting for


Οι Kalidia μας έρχονται από την γειτονική Ιταλία. Συγκρότημα μελωδικού power metal με γυναικεία φωνητικά. Δημιουργήθηκε πριν από οκτώ χρόνια κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο, ένα ep, ένα split (μαζί με τους 4th Dimension) και πέντε singles.

Το πέμπτο "βγήκε" -ψηφιακά- προ ημερών, τιτλοφορείται "Circle of Six" κι είναι εμπνευσμένο από το βιβλίο "The Dwarves" του Γερμανού συγγραφέα (fantasy και επιστημονικής φαντασίας) Markus Heitz που κυκλοφόρησε το 2003 στα Γερμανικά (και μεταφρασμένο στα Αγγλικά το 2009). Αρχικά προοριζόταν ως bonus track στο τελευταίο album των Ιταλών metallers "The Frozen Throne" που κυκλοφόρησε πέρυσι..

Δελτίο τύπου: «New single from the Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia! "Circle of Six" was recorded at the same time as the band's latest album "The Frozen Throne" and was originally planned to be used as a bonus track for the album.

However, we felt the song was too good to end up as just a bonus track, and that it was a good time to release it now, to make the wait for the third Kalidia album a little bit bearable for everyone. :) The song is inspired by the book "The Dwarves" by Markus Heitz.»

Το single των Kalidia "Circle of Six"
Band: Kalidia
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Lucca, Tuscany
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy
Years active: 2010-present

Audio: "Circe's Spell"
Album: "Circe's Spell"
Type: Single
Release date: August 16th, 2019
Label: Inner Wound Recordings
Format: Digital

Band members:
Nicoletta Rosellini - vocals
Federico Paolini - guitars
Roberto Donati - bass
Dario Gozzi - drums

Guitar solo by: Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call)
Produced / Mixed by: Lars Rettkowitz
Mastered by: Achim Köhler (Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Brainstorm)
Artwork by: Cosmic Nest Studio




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Kris Barras Band - "What You Get" (video)

Οι Kris Barras Band είναι το συγκρότημα του κιθαρίστα Kris Barras. Αγαπούν το blues rock κι έκαναν ντεμπούτο με τον δίσκο "Lucky 13" το 2016. Έναν χρόνο νωρίτερα ο Kris (ο οποίος δηλώνει ως επιρροές καλλιτέχνες όπως οι: Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, King King) είχε "βγάλει" ένα demo EP. Πέρυσι κυκλοφόρησε ο δεύτερος δίσκος της μπάντας, υπό τον τίτλο "The Divine and Dirty". Ο τρίτος είναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "Light It Up" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα του επόμενου μήνα...

Kris Barras: «I’d say that this is probably the most typical KBB song on the album. It summarises the sound that I have become known for; foot-stomping, twangy riffs and a big, catchy chorus. We’ve been playing this song live for the past six months and it always goes down really well. People were hearing it for the first time and they’re all singing along by the time it reaches the last chorus. That’s when we knew it had to be a single.»

Δελτίο τύπου: «On Friday September 13, 2019, the Kris Barras Band will release their new album Light It Up, via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. Over the last 18 months the Kris Barras Band have become one of the hottest and fastest rising rock acts in the UK.

He had stopped as an MMA fighter and self-released his 2016 debut album, he was playing pub venues to 20-50 people playing ZZ Top covers amongst originals, did a handful of blues festivals, played London only twice (as a support artist) and his aim was to get played on Planet Rock Radio. He was close to giving up on music, the next album was his one last shot. 'The Divine And Dirty' was released on Provogue on 23 March 2018.

Then the ball started rolling. The Kris Barras Band have played 4 UK headline tours, supported Beth Hart, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and this led to slots with GUN, King King, The Magpie Salute and Therapy? plus Jonny Lang & Walter Trout on Provogue's Rockin' The Blues festival tour.

After winning Planet Rock's Best New Band Award, Kris was invited to becoming a special guest presenter for 2 shows. If this wasn’t enough, Kris also joined Supersonic Blues Machine as lead singer/guitarist in July 2018 and toured Europe with the band and Billy F Gibbons! He features on the upcoming 'Road Chronicles: Live' album.

Kris Barras - from MMA fighter to hottest rising rock act in the UK. From "wanting to be played" on radio to being a presenter. From playing ZZ Top songs in a pub to actually being in a band with Billy F Gibbons. The future for the Kris Barras Band looks very exciting!»

Το βίντεο των Kris Barras Band για το "What You Get" από το album "Light It Up"
Band: Kris Barras Band
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Torquay
Genre: Blues rock, Hard rock

Video: "What You Get"
Album: "Light It Up"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 13th, 2019
Label: Provogue Records
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. What You Get
02. Broken Teeth
03. Vegas Son
04. Ignite (Light It Up)
05. 6AM
06. Rain
07. Counterfeit People
08. Let The River Run
09. Bullet
10. Wound Up
11. What A Way To Go
12. Not Fading
13. Pride Is Forever

Band members:
Kris Barras - Vocals, Guitar
Elliott Blackler - Bass
Will Beavis - Drums
Josiah J Manning - Keys


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Michael Sweet (Stryper) - "Better Part of Me" (ft. Jeff Loomis)

Το βίντεο του Michael Sweet για το "Better Part of Me" από το album "Ten"
Νέος προσωπικός δίσκος του Michael Sweet στον ορίζοντα. Ο τραγουδιστής / κιθαρίστας των Stryper θα κυκλοφορήσει τον Οκτώβριο το album "Ten" με την συνεισφορά μουσικών όπως οι Jeff Loomis, Gus G, Joel Hoekstra, Tracii Guns κλπ.

Δελτίο τύπου: «Building upon the success of his 2016 release One Sided War, Stryper front man Michael Sweet returns with his tenth solo studio release aptly titled, "Ten". The new album is scheduled for release on October 11th via Rat Pak Records and will also be available in Europe via Frontiers Music SRL.

Ten features an all star guest lineup that includes appearances by, Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy, Todd La Torre of Queensryche, Andy James, Tracii Guns of LA Guns, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, Gus G of Firewind, Howie Simon, Ethan Brosh, Marzi Montazeri, Will Hunt of Evanescence, John O’Boyle, Mike Kerr and Ian Raposa of Firstbourne and more.»

Michael Sweet: «There is a different player appearing on every song. It started out where I was just going to have a couple of guest appearances on it, then I decided that it would be really interesting to bring in different players for every song. I started putting names out there and reaching out to people, and they started agreeing to do it.

And then I had guys reaching out to me. “I’m very excited about this release, there are old-school, straight-ahead metal ideas in the vein of Judas Priest, Dio and Iron Maiden, all the stuff I love listening to! It's called 'Ten' cause it's my tenth album, and because there is a title track on there about the Ten Commandments - a really powerful song. There's real heavy stuff. It starts kind of smacking you in the face and it ends kicking you in the gut.»

Artist: Michael Sweet
Birth name: Michael Harrison Sweet
Born: July 4, 1963 (age 56)
Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active: 1975-present

Lyric video: "Better Part of Me"
Video by: Wayne Joyner
Album: "Ten"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 11th 2019
Label: Rat Pak Records

Track listing:
01. Better Part of Me (featuring Jeff Loomis of Arch Enemy)
02. Lay It Down (featuring Marzi Montazeri)
03. Forget, Forgive (featuring Howie Simon)
04. Now Or Never (featuring Gus G of Firewind)
05. Ten featuring (Rich Ward of Fozzy)
06. Shine (featuring Ethan Brosh)
07. Let It Be Love
08. Never Alone (featuring Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake)
09. When Love Is Hated (featuring Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake)
10. Ricochet (featuring Tracii Guns of LA Guns)

Bonus tracks:
11. With You Till The End (featuring Mike Kerr and Ian Raposa from Firstbourne)
12. Son Of Man (featuring Todd La Torre of Queensryche and Andy James)


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