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Jason Kui - "Pixel Invasion" (video)

Το βίντεο του Jason Kui για το "Pixel Invasion" από το album "Naka"
Ο Jason Kui μας έρχεται από το Hong Kong. Μουσικός (κιθαρίστας κατά βάση) και συνθέτης. Μέσα σε όλα τα υπόλοιπα έχει κυκλοφορήσει κι έναν προσωπικό δίσκο προ τριετίας ("Absence of Words" 2017). Ο διάδοχός του είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Naka" κι αναμένεται του... αγίου Βαλεντίνου!!!

Δελτίο τύπου: «Guitar sensation, Jason Kui, walks you through a track off his latest album, NAKA. Guest solo by Andy James. NAKA is a diverse and exciting collection of songs that show off his eclectic prowess. His travels as a sought-after session musician have inspired his writing process for NAKA and his broader musical journey.

Embracing elements of modern metal, hard rock - and of course, never shying away from a ballad - Jason showcases an extraordinary talent and understanding of his craft. Taking his cues from masters in the field such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, he has the ability to bring his distinctive guitar-led music to a new generation of fans.»

Jason Kui: «Pixel Invasion is an homage to 80’s-early 90’s video games. There is a strong gaming vibe to it - it has exhilarating riffs and catchy melodies, assisted by Anup Sastry’s intensive drumming and mixing skills, it boosts the energy to the max. Last but not least, I invited the mighty Andy James to play a ripping guitar solo.»

Artist / Band: Jason Kui
Video: "Pixel Invasion"
Album: "Naka"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 14th, 2020
Label: Prosthetic Records

Track listing:
01. Splash!
02. Pixel Invasion (feat. Andy James)
03. Interlude - Roseneath
04. Naka (feat. Andy Timmons)
05. Meanbird feat. Tom Quayle
06. The Creator / The Destroyer (feat. Poh Hock)
07. Dance of Awakening The Spirit Part II, The Ballad of The Headless Horseman
08. Games Brown (Hey!)
09. Intro to Then and Now
10. Then and Now

Produced by: Jason Kui
Mixed and Mastered by: Anup Sastry
Artwork by: Bernarda Nibera Conic


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Dreamlord - "Blinded Eyes" (video)

Οι Dreamlord μας έρχονται από την Αθήνα. Thrash metal μπάντα που "υπάρχει" στο heavy metal σύμπαν από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα (μ' ένα διάλειμμα λόγω υποχρεώσεων των μελών της). Αναφέρει ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Kreator, Anthrax κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, μία συλλογή και τρία demos. Πιο πρόσφατο δισκογράφημα του Αθηναϊκού σχήματος είναι το album "Disciples of War" που κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός...

Bio (En): «Dreamlord was originally created in 1995. After a series of concerts and demos in the '90s, followed in 2007, the release of a mini-CD and live series. After four years of inactivity, due to professional and personal commitments, the band reunited in 2011, and the band line-up was finalized in 2013. In September 2019, Dreamlord signed a contract with No Remorse Records, and in November of that year, they opened the Annihilator concert in Athens. In December 2019, the band released its "Disciples of War" debut and is ready to present its material to the general public.»

Bio (Gr): «Οι Dreamlord δημιουργήθηκαν αρχικά, το 1995. Μετά από σειρά συναυλιών και διαφόρων demo στα ‘90s, ακολούθησε το 2007, η κυκλοφορία ενός mini-CD και σειρά live. Μετά από μια τετραετία αδράνειας, λόγω επαγγελματικών και προσωπικών υποχρεώσεων, η μπάντα επανασυνδέθηκε το 2011, ενώ η παρούσα σύνθεση σταθεροποιήθηκε το 2013. Αμέσως η μπάντα ξεκίνησε σειρά συναυλιών ενώ το 2017 μπήκε στο Studio D για την ηχογράφηση του album “Disciples Of War”. Το Σεπτέμβριο του 2019, οι Dreamlord υπέγραψαν συμβόλαιο με την No Remorse Records, ενώ το Νοέμβριο του ίδιου έτους, άνοιξαν την συναυλία των Annihilator στην Αθήνα. Το Δεκέμβριο του 2019, η μπάντα κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο της “Disciples of War” και είναι έτοιμη να παρουσιάσει το υλικό της στο ευρύ κοινό.»

Το βίντεο των Dreamlord για το "Blinded Eyes" από το album "Disciples of War"
Band: Dreamlord
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Formed in: 1994
Genre: Heavy/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Political, Social, Anti-war

Video: "Blinded Eyes"
Directed / filmed by: John Nikolopoulos
Album: "Disciples of War"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 20th, 2019
Label: No Remorse Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Out for Blood 04:44
02. Disciples of War 04:43
03. The 11th Hour 05:00
04. Humanity Enslaved 04:35
05. Aggressive Denial 04:44
06. Infratricide 05:00
07. Blinded Eyes 04:26
08. Act of God 06:26 (instr)
09. Outcast 05:12
10. Uncompromised 06:00

Band members:
Yiannis Glykiotis - Guitars (lead)
Babis Paleogeorgos - Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
Christos Peveretos - Bass
Nikos Kousounis - Drums


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Fer de Lance - "Triumph and Tragedy" (audio)

Fer de Lance: Αμερικάνικη μπάντα επικού heavy metal αποτελούμενη από μέλη (πρώην ή νυν) συγκροτημάτων όπως οι Moros Nyx, Professor Emeritus, Satan's Hallow, Midnight Dice και Smoulder. Ουσιαστικά δημιουργήθηκαν όταν ο τραγουδιστής MP (ή MP Papai) και ο drummer Rüsty (ή Ian Weaver Sugierski ή Ian "Pit Viper" Sugierski) αποφάσισαν να "βάλουν στον πάγο" τους Moros Nyx και να αναβάλουν την κυκλοφορία του δεύτερου δίσκου τους για να ασχοληθούν με πιο "βαρύ" και "σκοτεινό" metal. Το αποτέλεσμα της προσπάθειας θα το ακούσουμε τον Μάρτιο που θα κυκλοφορήσει το τεσσάρων τραγουδιών ep υπό τον τίτλο "Colossus"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «FER DE LANCE came together when Professor Emeritus and Moros Nyx members MP (guitar/vocals) and Rusty (drums) decided to shelve MOROS NYX’s second album after MP, now well into writing compositions with a darker and heavier feel, created the demo for the song “Colossus”.

To complete their lineup, MP and Rusty enlisted a familiar face: Smoulder guitarist Collin Wolf. Rusty released SMOULDER’s first demo via his own Hoove Child Records, and also filled in on drums for the band’s November 2018 performance at the Hammer Of Doom Festival festival, making Wolf a natural fit to join the fold.

Shortly thereafter, the band got to work on the songs that would become “Colossus”, a four-song foray that was recorded in July and October 2019 at Altered States Studio in Chicago with producer/engineer Matt Russell. Inspired by the likes of BATHORY, ENSLAVED, BORKNAGAR, AMORPHIS, ROTTING CHRIST and ATLANTEAN KODEX, FER DE LANCE’s sound is one of extremes.

While their song structures are simple, the melodies, harmonies and subject matter are complex, often punctuated by the soaring vocals of MP, as well as acoustic guitars, epic choirs, searing guitar licks and the intense rumble of drums.»

Rüsty: «MP’s inspiration for writing these songs and for pushing for a heavier, darker sound from what we’ve done before was in part due to being jaded with writing music appropriate to form, genre, or having to perform music that he either didn’t fully believe in, or in the case of a former band, was lacking energy and emotion.

Another part of the inspiration for FER DE LANCE’s music is MP’s living and wintering in Newfoundland. The album artwork shows a little of this, but the winter is long, dark, and isolating, and the world outside Newfoundland is not much better.»

Το τραγούδι των Fer de Lance "Triumph and Tragedy" από το ep "Colossus"
Band: Fer de Lance
Country of origin: United States
Location: Chicago
Genre: Epic Metal

Audio: "Triumph and Tragedy"
Album: "Colossus"
Type: EP
Release date: March 13th, 2020
Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
1. City in the Sea
2. Colossus
3. Fer de Lance
4. Triumph and Tragedy

Band members:
MP - Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
C. Wolf - Guitar, Bass
Rüsty - Drums, Bass, Percussion

Choirs: MP, Rüsty, Adam Luksetich, Mandy Martillo. Recorded July and November 2019 at Altered States Studio in Chicago, Illinois. Recorded and mixed by Matt Russell. Mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room. All songs written by MP and arranged by Fer de Lance. All lyrics by MP except City in the Sea written by Edgar Allen Poe arranged my MP.


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Delain - "Ghost House Heart" (video)

Το βίντεο των Delain για το "Ghost House Heart" από το album "Apocalypse & Chill"
Why do we fall
Like the leaves
To the ground

I know that before
I have asked for more
But I’ve had all
That I can take

Ghost House Heart
Home to a million memories
Ghost House Heart
I live in the shadow
Of your love

This is not the end
There’s a million things to see
But it’s not for you and me
There’s a million things to see
This is not the end
There’s a million things to say

There’s a heavy price to pay
There’s a million things to say

Ghost House Heart
Home to a million memories
Ghost House Heart
I live in the shadow
Of your love


Ο έκτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Delain είναι προ των πυλών έπειτα από τέσσερα χρόνια. Οι Ολλανδοί symphonic metallers θα κυκλοφορήσουν το album "Apocalypse & Chill" τον επόμενο μήνα. Οι Delain δημιουργήθηκαν το 2002.

Η αποχώρηση του Martijn Westerholt από τους Within Temptation (λόγω ασθένειας, λίγο μετά την κυκλοφορία του δίσκου "Mother Earth") ήταν η αιτία της δημιουργίας τους. Συνεχίζουν μέχρι τις ημέρες μας έχοντας κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, δώδεκα singles, τρία EPs, ένα demo και μία συλλογή...

Charlotte Wessels: «Going back to such an intimate song after the bombast of “Masters of Destiny” and “Burning Bridges” feels a bit like switching gears, but I enjoy every minute of it. Singing this song is almost meditative, and I love the way voice, piano and violin weave together in the track. I hope our fans will love this change of pace as well, and I can't wait to perform this song live on stage during our upcoming UK tour, and our Valentine's Day release show in Utrecht.»

Martijn Westerholt: «This song was created while spontaneously playing and singing together with Charlotte. It seemed to create itself. It's also a nice change of pace in relation to the other songs we have written for the new album. As a pianist, of course it is fun to play a piano song for a change. We worked with violinist Shir-Ran Yinon and I think the way the violin intertwines with the vocal lines is mesmerizing. The video was a lot fun to make and it was a beautiful set with a lot of history.»

Band: Delain
Country of origin: Netherlands
Location: Zwolle, Overijssel
Formed in: 2002
Genre: Melodic/Symphonic Metal
Years active: 2002-present

Video: "One Second"
Album: "Apocalypse & Chill"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 7th, 2020
Label: Napalm Records

Track listing:
01. One Second 03:36
02. We Had Everything 04:08
03. Chemical Redemption 04:39
04. Burning Bridges 04:16
05. Vengeance 04:52
06. To Live Is to Die 03:47
07. Let's Dance 04:07
08. Creatures 03:39
09. Ghost House Heart 02:59
10. Masters of Destiny 04:55
11. Legions of the Lost 05:17
12. The Greatest Escape 04:26
13. Combustion 05:25
14. Masters of Destiny (Orchestral Version)
15. Burning Bridges (Orchestral Version)
16. Vengeance (Orchestral Version)

Band members:
Martijn Westerholt - Keyboards, Orchestrations, Vocals (backing)
Charlotte Wessels - Vocals
Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije - Bass, Vocals (harsh), Vocals (backing)
Timo Somers - Guitars (lead), Vocals (backing)
Joey de Boer - Drums

Guest/Session: Yannis Papadopoulos - Vocals (on "Vengeance")

“Ghost House Heart” was filmed in the dead of winter at Woolton Hall in Liverpool, which was built in 1704 and left to decay for the last few decades. Woolton Hall’s alleged haunted halls provided the perfect backdrop for “Ghost House Heart”.


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The Neal Morse Band - "Dark Melody" (Live in BRNO 2019)

Το βίντεο των Neal Morse Band για το "Dark Melody" από το album "Live in BRNO 2019"
Ο Neal Morse δεν χρειάζεται συστάσεις (τουλάχιστον για τους φίλους του prog). Ταλαντούχος μουσικός που έγινε (σχετικά) γνωστός μέσα από μπάντες όπως οι Transatlantic και οι Spock's Beard.

Στην μεγάλη χρονικά καριέρα του (βρίσκεται στο "κουρμπέτι" από το 1980) τον έχουμε δει / ακούσει επίσης και στους The Neal Morse Band - Flying Colors - Yellow Matter Custard, ενώ προσφέρει τις υπηρεσίες του (ως guest) σε δίσκους των Dream Theater, Ayreon, Jordan Rudess κλπ.

Ενεργό δισκογραφικά θα τον βρει και το 2020 καθώς στον πρώτο ανοιξιάτικο μήνα θα κυκλοφορήσει, μέσω της μπάντας του The Neal Morse Band, το "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο album "The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «When The Neal Morse Band released their acclaimed The Similitude Of A Dream album - a progressive rock retelling of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress) back in 2016, it began a journey of epic proportions, with the companion piece The Great Adventure arriving in 2019.

The band embarked on a worldwide tour in early 2019 & it was in Brno, Czech Republic that the band chose to film The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019, the definitive record of the tour, as George explains: “This was our first time playing there and this venue had a different look and vibe: the audience also turned out to be very energetic. They loved it!”

The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019 shows The Neal Morse Band at the very height of their powers: extraordinary, passionate, intense and intricate rock music played to perfection by five masters of their craft, backed by dramatic video illustrations by Christian Rios.

Available as a 2BluRay+2CD sets, the first disc contains the show and the encore, while the second features exclusive bonus material, including two documentaries that track the US and European legs of the tour, as well as four official videos from the album release.»

Band: The Neal Morse Band
Video: "Dark Melody"
Album: "The Great Adventour - Live in BRNO 2019"
Type: Live album
Release date: March 6th, 2020
Label: Inside Out Music

Track listing - Disc 1:
01. Intro (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:33)
02. Overture (Live in BRNO 2019) (10:30)
03. The Dream Isn't Over (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:39)
04. Welcome To The World (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:25)
05. A Momentary Change (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:45)
06. Dark Melody (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:21)
07. I Got To Run (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:17)
08. To The River (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:28)
09. The Great Adventure (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:20)
10. Venture In Black (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:26)
11. Hey Ho Let's Go (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:58)
12. Beyond The Borders (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:19)

Track listing - Disc 2:
01. Overture 2 (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:45)
02. Long Ago (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:48)
03. The Dream Continues (Live in BRNO 2019) (01:29)
04. Fighting With Destiny (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:12)
05. Vanity Fair (Live in BRNO 2019) (04:39)
06. Welcome To The World 2 (Live in BRNO 2019) (04:01)
07. The Element Of Fear (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:46)
08. Child Of Wonder (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:41)
09. The Great Despair (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:21)
10. Freedom Calling (Live in BRNO 2019) (07:53)
11. A Love That Never Dies (Live in BRNO 2019) (08:22)
12. The Great Medley [Encore] (Live in BRNO 2019) (24:11)

Track listing - Disc 3:
01. Overture (Live in BRNO 2019) (12:49)
02. The Dream Isn't Over (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:50)
03. Welcome To The World (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:09)
04. A Momentary Change (Live in BRNO 2019) (04:01)
05. Dark Melody (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:21)
06. I Got To Run (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:17)
07. To The River (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:54)
08. The Great Adventure (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:21)
09. Venture In Black (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:26)
10. Hey Ho Let's Go (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:59)
11. Beyond The Borders (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:14)
12. Overture 2 (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:46)
13. Long Ago (Live in BRNO 2019) (03:37)
14. The Dream Continues (Live in BRNO 2019) (01:40)
15. Fighting With Destiny (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:21)
16. Vanity Fair (Live in BRNO 2019) (05:44)
17. Welcome To The World 2 (Live in BRNO 2019) (04:01)
18. The Element Of Fear (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:47)
19. Child Of Wonder (Live in BRNO 2019) (02:40)
20. The Great Despair (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:22)
21. Freedom Calling (Live in BRNO 2019) (06:52)
22. A Love That Never Dies (Live in BRNO 2019) (09:25)
23. The Great Medley [Encore] (Live in BRNO 2019) (27:39)

Track listing - Disc 4:
01. The Great Adventour USA Edition (Documentary) (50:59)
02. The Great Adventour Europe Edition (Documentary) (57:41)
03. I Got To Run (Official Video) (04:10)
04. The Great Adventure (Official Video) (06:11)
05. Welcome To The World 2 (Official Video) (03:13)
06. The Great Despair (Official Video) (04:17)


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Beneath My Sins - "Your Muse" (feat. Niklas Müller)

Οι Beneath My Sins μας έρχονται από την Γαλλία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ πενταετίας, κινούνται στο φάσμα του συμφωνικού metal κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα single ("From the Flames" 2016) κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο ("Valkyries of Modern Times" 2017). Ο δεύτερος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "I Decide" κι αναμένεται τον πρώτο ανοιξιάτικο μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Beneath My Sins is a French Symphonic Metal band founded in December 2015 by guitarist Clement Botz and singer Emma Elvaston. Both are former members of the band Evolvent. In March 2017, Beneath My Sins released it’s first album "Valkyries of Modern Times", promoted with shows in Belgium with the band Skeptical Minds and two European tours together with Russian Thrash metal band Pokerface.

Quickly perceived as the emerging Symphonic Metal band of the French scene, Beneath My sins had the opportunity to tour with the famous Canadian band Kobra And The Lotus during their stay in France in June 2018 and with Imperial Age in 2019.

In September 2018, the band got in contact with Fabio D'Amore, bassist from Serenity. After a few meetings and discussions they all agreed that he would provide his services as a producer to the band. Thanks to this collaboration, the French group was able to record under professional conditions and to work with famous names of the music business.

Many talented guests such as Matteo Sisti (Eluveitie), Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum), Michele Guaitoli (Temperance and Visions Of Atlantis) and Fabio Lethien Polo (Elvenking) also joined the ship for one or more songs. In November 2019, Beneath My Sins signed a record deal with Pride & Joy Music for their new album "I Decide" which will be released on March 20th, 2020!

In the process, the band also signed with the booking agency Alpha Omega management. The year 2020 will be a very promising year as the band has secured an UK tour in April - together with the mighty Serpentyne and Tezaura.»

Το βίντεο των Beneath My Sins για το "Your Muse" από το album "I Decide"
Band: Beneath My Sins
Country of origin: France
Location: Paris, Île-de-France
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Years active: 2015-present

Video: "Your Muse"
Album: "I Decide"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 20th, 2020
Label: Pride and Joy Music
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Crossroad
02. I Decide
03. Try
04. Your Muse
05. My Guardian Angel
06. What You Feel
07. Temptation
08. Despicable
09. Kick Me Out
10. Unpredictable
11. Here With You

Band members:
Emma Elvaston - Lead Vocals
Clément Botz - Guitars, clarinet
Vanessa Housieaux - Bass
Leonardo Drago - Drums

Guests:
Niklas Mülle - Growls
Fabio D'Amore - Bass

Miscellaneous staff: Eddy Talpo - Cover art


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Amaranthe - "Helix" (video)

Νέο βίντεο για τους Amaranthe. Αφορά στην οπτικοποίηση του τραγουδιού "Helix" από τον πλέον πρόσφατο (και ομότιτλο δίσκο) των Σουηδών metallers που κυκλοφόρησε το φθινόπωρο του 2018. Οι Amaranthe δημιουργήθηκαν στην Γκέτεμποργκ το 2008 ως Avalanche. Τον Μάιο της επόμενης χρονιάς μετονομάσθηκαν σε Amaranthe συνεχίζοντας μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους" στουντιακούς δίσκους...

Band: Amaranthe
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Gothenburg
Formed in: 2008
Genre: Modern metal
Years active: 2008-2009 (as Avalanche), 2009-present

Ο δίσκος των Amaranthe "Helix"
Video: "Helix"
Filmed by: Patric Ullaeus
Directed by: Patric Ullaeus
Produced by: Patric Ullaeus
Edited by: Patric Ullaeus
Concept / MakeUp by: Tara Linn
VFX / edit by: Tobbe Olsson
Gaffer: Henke Hjälm

Album: "Helix"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 19th, 2018
Label: Spinefarm

Line-up:
Johan Andreassen - Bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen - Drums
Nils Molin - Male Clean Vocals
Elize Ryd - Female Clean Vocals
Henrik Englund Wilhemsson - Unclean Vocals
Olof Mörck - Guitars, Keyboards, Synthesizers


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Steel Witch - "Realm Of The Dead" (video)

Steel Witch: heavy metal συγκρότημα εκ' Τσεχίας, το οποίο αποτελείται από ένα μόνο άτομο καθώς ο Jarek Damma (κατά κόσμον Jaromír Daněk) έχει αναλάβει τα πάντα. Διπλή η περσινή δισκογραφική παρουσία των Steel Witch. Τον Απρίλιο κυκλοφόρησαν το τεσσάρων τραγουδιών ep "The Midnight Hunt" και τον Δεκέμβριο τον "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο "In Moss and Fern"...

Το βίντεο των Steel Witch για το "Realm Of The Dead" από το album "In Moss and Fern"
Band: Steel Witch
Country of origin: Czechia
Location: Pilsen, Pilsen Region
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Witches, Fantasy, Metal
Years active: 2017-present

Video: "Realm Of The Dead"
Album: "In Moss and Fern"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 6th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
01. To Enter the Gate (instr) 00:53
02. Women in Black 04:04
03. In Moss and Fern 05:41
04. Battle of Doom 03:44
05. Realm of the Dead 04:39
06. The Quest (instr) 02:09
07. Ride with the Dragon 03:27
08. Lake of Dreams (instr) 02:07
09. Forest of Love 08:43
10. Metal Till We Die 03:07

Band members: Jarek Damma - Vocals, Guitars, Drums


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DarkTribe - "Prism of Memory" (lyric video)

Το συγκρότημα DarkTribe μας έρχεται από την Γαλλία. Μπάντα μελωδικού metal, η οποία δημιουργήθηκε πριν από ένδεκα χρόνια, αναφέρει ως επιρροές συγκροτήματα όπως οι Iron Maiden, Kamelot, Stratovarius, Symphony X κλπ κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα ep και τρία full length albums. Το τρίτο και πλέον πρόσφατο που σηματοδοτεί την δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Γάλλων metallers μετά από μία πενταετία φέρει τον τίτλο "Voici l'Homme" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών...

Band: DarkTribe
Country of origin: France
Location: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Melodic Power Metal
Years active: 2009-present

Το βίντεο των DarkTribe για το "Prism of Memory" από το album "Voici l'Homme"
Lyric video: "Prism of Memory"
Album: "Voici l'Homme"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 17th, 2020
Label: Scarlet Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. March for a Prophecy (instr) 01:15
02. Prism of Memory 05:09
03. Voici l'homme 06:05
04. A Silent Curse 04:31
05. Faith and Vision 05:14
06. Back in Light 04:03
07. Under the Tree of Life 05:17
08. According to Darkness 05:44
09. The Hunger Theory 07:26
10. Symbolic Story 05:41

Band members:
Bruno Caprani - Bass
Julien Agnello - Drums
Anthony Agnello - Vocals
Loïc Manuello - Guitars

Miscellaneous staff:
Damien Rainaud - Mixing, Mastering
Giannis Nakos - Artwork


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Torpëdo - "Victim of Desire" (audio)

Searching for love in cold tonight
when I see the lights shine bright
I‘m not the only one
who‘s prowling through the night
I‘m not like the other creeps,
they don‘t feel the way I do
They look for satisfaction,
I‘m looking just for you
Come on!
Sink your claws in my flesh

Cause I‘m a Victim of Desire
the ritual‘s done right
Victim of Desire
I‘m a servant to the night
Victim of Desire
the ritual‘s done right
Victim of Desire
I‘m a servant to the night

Your love‘s an evil curse,
yet I feel it must be pure
Embracing all the pain
seems to be my only cure
I bow my head in anticipation
of the orders that may come
I‘m giving up myself for you,
thy will be done
Come on!
Sink your claws in my flesh

Cause I‘m a Victim of Desire
the ritual‘s done right
Victim of Desire
I‘m a servant to the night
Victim of Desire
the ritual‘s done right
Victim of Desire
I‘m a servant to the night

Victim of Desire
Take my body, burn my soul,
make me scratch and bite
Victim of Desire
Pain and pleasure go together
so fl y me through the night
Victim of Desire
My body‘s aching, will is breaking,
now I understand
Victim of Desire
No free will for me no more,
my fate is in your hand

Victim of
victim of desire
Victim of
victim of desire


Νέο συγκρότημα οι Torpëdo. Δημιουργήθηκε πρόπερσι στην Γερμανία. Heavy metal μπάντα με αναφερόμενες επιρροές πάντες όπως οι Tank (παλαιούς), Exciter και τους πρώιμους Running Wild. Πέρυσι κυκλοφόρησε και το παρθενικό demo των Torpëdo υπό τον τίτλο "Mechanic Tyrants". Τον επόμενο μήνα θα "βγει" και επισήμως μέσω της εταιρείας Gates of Hell Records σε cd (500 κόπιες) και βινύλιο (400 αντίτυπα)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Energetic, honest, aggressive and sometimes melodic Heavy/Speed Metal - that’s the mission of this four man strong Torpëdo-crew. When they started they only knew, that it should go in a direction like old Tank, Exciter or early Running Wild. Nonetheless Torpëdo don’t limit themselves with genre boarders, but write their songs in a very organic way, which results in very diversified song, but without loosing their own style.»

Torpëdo - "Mechanic Tyrants" (demo)
Band: Torpëdo
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Nuremberg, Bavaria
Formed in: 2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2018-present

Album: "Mechanic Tyrants"
Type: Demo

Release date: June 18th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: CD (200 copies), Digital

Release date: August 8th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: Cassette

Release date: June 18th, 2019
Label: February 21st, 2020
Format: CD (500 copies), Vinyl (400 copies)

Band members:
Danny Keck - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Phil Srešý - Drums
Alex Starbreaker - Guitars
Flo Fait - Vocals, Guitars

Miscellaneous staff:
Ralph Jakobi - Producer
Markus Gaul - Producer
Retro Fox - Photography


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Ironsword - "Servants of Steel" (album stream)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από πέντε χρόνια για τους Ironsword. Ο διάδοχος του album "None but the Brave" (2015) των Πορτογάλων metallers τιτλοφορείται "Servants of Steel" και κυκλοφορεί ήδη (από προχθές)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Ironsword, the Portuguese cult underground epic metal force, have finally revealed the first details about their upcoming album, Servants of Steel, to be released with Moonspell Fernando Ribeiro's powerhouse label Alma Mater Records on January 24th 2020.

The album edition will be anticipated by an LP12" called "In The Coils of Set" with 3 songs -two of them unpublished- only found in this LP.

Recorded at the Pentagon Audio Manufacturers with Fernando Matias in Lisbon, Portugal, the band teamed up with legendary producer Harris Johns (Helloween, Voivod, Kreator, Sodom), mixing the Barbarians’ new magnum opus!

The result is beyond spectacular and it’s Ironsword like you never heard it before, with the same barbaric drive but with a top-notch sound that will take their and Epic Metal fans by storm!

Servants of Steel will not only signal how alive the Portuguese metal scene is, but also deliver a blistering Heavy Metal record the world of steel will need to hear, four years after the band's much-acclaimed None but the Brave record.»

Tann: «This is definately the most challenging album ever written and stands out from all previous works. Everything that is quintessentelly Ironsword is present here and out in full force.»

Fernando Ribeiro (label owner and Moonspell vocalist): «Alma Mater is very proud of having Ironsword on their ranks! They are an amazing and sincere band which breathes Heavy Metal through all their pores. Their new album Servants of Steel will for sure take their fans by storm and it’s a sign of great times to come!»

Ironsword - "Servants of Steel" (album)
Band: Ironsword
Country of origin: Portugal
Location: Lisbon
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Epic Metal
Years active: 1995-present

Album: "Servants of Steel"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 24th, 2020
Label: Alma Mater Records
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
01. Hyborian Scrolls
02. Rogues in the House
03. Upon the Throne
04. Tower of the Elephant
05. In the Coils of Set
06. Red Nails
07. Gods of the North
08. Son of Crom
09. Keepers of the Crypt
10. Black Colossus
11. Isle of the Damned
12. Servants of Steel

Band members:
Tann - Guitars, Vocals
Jorge Martins - Bass
João Monteiro - Drums


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Ironflame - "Blood Red Cross" (video)

Τον επόμενο μήνα έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει ο νέος δίσκος των Ironflame. Ο διάδοχος του album "Tales of Splendor and Sorrow" και τρίτος συνολικά δίσκος της μπάντας του Andrew D'Cagna μας τραγουδά για την "αιματοβαμμένη νίκη" ("Blood Red Victory").

Οι Ironflame είναι ουσιαστικά το προσωπικό σχήμα του πρώην τραγουδιστή των Dofka και νυν των Icarus Witch, Andrew Della Cagna. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ τριετίας κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι Iron Maiden, Savatage, Helloween, Queensryche...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Recorded, performed, mixed, and mastered by D'Cagna (with guitar leads by Lukas and Scott) at Sacred Sound in Martins Ferry, OH from December 2018 through February 2019, Blood Red Victory finds Ironflame once again brandishing their trademark approach to soaring, triumphant heavy metal hymns.

Regarding its subject matter, D'Cagna states, "There is a recurring theme of victory in the lyrics for this album. Some songs have an air of chest-out confidence; others are about overcoming adversaries or even adversity itself. Most have been written from a 'we/us' perspective, which makes the listener feel like, 'We're in this together'."

Clocking in at 10 tracks in just over 50 minutes, Blood Red Victory is sure to be a heavy metal favorite in 2020. As with past efforts from Ironflame, the disc will be a must-have for diehard fanatics of heavy metal's true legacy!»

Bio: «Hailing from eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, Ironflame is a modern heavy metal outfit with traditionally-based ideals. Their fist-banging anthems hearken back to the sounds of such venerable acts as Riot, Nocturnal Rites, Running Wild, and Fifth Angel. Multi-instrumentalist Andrew D'Cagna formed Ironflame in late-2016 as a solo project, but the group soon became a formidable live unit.

Ironflame has played high-profile festivals such as Legions of Metal in the U.S. and Keep it True in Germany alongside metal heavyweights such as Armored Saint, Grim Reaper, Flotsam and Jetsam, and Uli Jon Roth; and -having recently completed a European tour with Comaniac- a return to Europe is already taking shape for 2020 in support of the band's forthcoming third full-length, Blood Red Victory.»

Το βίντεο των Ironflame για το "Blood Red Cross" από το album "Blood Red Victory"
Band: Ironflame
Country of origin: United States
Location: Martins Ferry, Ohio
Status: Active
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Years active: 2016-present

Video: "Blood Red Cross"
Album: "Blood Red Victory"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 7h, 2020
Label: Divebomb Records, Metalworld
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Cassette

Track listing:
01. Gates of Evermore
02. Honor Bound
03. Seekers of the Blade
04. Blood Red Cross
05. On Ashen Wings
06. Graves of Thunder
07. Grace and Valor
08. Night Queen
09. The Serpent and the Throne (CD bonus track)
10. Horns Held High (CD bonus track)

Recording Lineup:
Andrew D'Cagna - Vocals, Music
Quinn Lukas - Guitar Solos
Jesse Scott - Guitar Solos

Live Performance Lineup:
Andrew D'Cagna - Vocals
Quinn Lukas - Guitars
Jesse Scott - Guitars
James Babcock - Bass
Noah Skiba - Drums


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