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Accept - "Zombie Apocalypse" (Bass Play Along Video)

Ο δίσκος των Accept "Too Mean To Die"
Με νέο δίσκο υποδέχθηκαν το 2021 οι Accept. Ο διάδοχος του album "The Rise of Chaos" και 16ος συνολικά δίσκος των Γερμανών metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "Too Mean to Die" και "βγήκε" στις αρχές του έτους...

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

Video: "Zombie Apocalypse"
Album: "Too Mean to Die"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 29th, 2021
Label: Nuclear Blast

Track listing:
01. Zombie Apocalypse 05:31
02. Too Mean to Die 04:21
03. Overnight Sensation 04:24
04. No Ones Master 04:10
05. The Undertaker 05:37
06. Sucks to Be You 04:05
07. Symphony of Pain 04:39
08. The Best Is Yet to Come 04:47
09. How Do We Sleep 05:41
10. Not My Problem 04:21
11. Samson and Delilah 04:31

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

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Holy Sword - "La casa del diablo" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Holy Sword "La batalla aún no termina"
Ονομάζονται Rodinson Ramírez και μας έρχονται από την Αργεντινή. Ουσιαστικά πρόκειται για το προσωπικό σχήμα του Rodinson Ramírez. Το "Ιερό Ξίφος" σφυρηλατήθηκε προ πενταετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα ep, δύο singles κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο δίσκο, ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "La batalla aún no termina" και "βγήκε" προ μηνός...

Band: Holy Sword
Country of origin: Argentina
Location: Pico Truncado, Santa Cruz
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Hope, Life, Love, Peace
Years active: 2016-present

Video: "La casa del diablo"
Album: "La batalla aún no termina"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 19th, 2021
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

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Corners of Sanctuary - "Calling A New Day" (lyric video)

Μας έρχονται από την Φιλαδέλφεια (όχι την Νέα). Ονομάζονται Corners of Sanctuary, δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από δέκα χρόνια και χαρακτηρίζουν την μουσική τους ως New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal (NWoTAHM).

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει επτά "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ισάριθμα EPs και τρία singles). Το πλέον πρόσφατο δισκογράφημά τους τιτλοφορείται "Blood And Steel (Volume One)", κάτι που μας προϊδεάζει ότι θα ακολουθήσει και δεύτερο μέρος...

Δελτίο τύπου: «“Blood and Steel: Volume One” is the first of a two part EP series which takes the band to a grittier, even darker musical landscape to showcase their original modern-classic Heavy Metal sound and style.

Produced by COS founder, primary songwriter and guitarist Mick Michaels and mastered by Thrash legends, Blood Feast guitarist and studio owner and engineer, CJ Scioscia, who has worked with Ross the Boss and Mike LePond of Symphony X among others, at Le Chateau Bow Wow Recording in New Jersey, "Blood and Steel: Volume One" offers a new take on the band’s signature sound and style.

Maintaining their traditionally inspired riffing and arrangements, this release delivers an ongoing battery of classically fueled thump and drive from the collective efforts of members: Bassist James Pera, Drummer Mad T, Guitarist Mick Michaels and Vocalist Frankie Cross.

Corners of Sanctuary have traveled throughout the United States performing at such legendary venues including the Whisky A Go-Go and the Rainbow on L.A.'s Sunset Strip, Philly's Trocadero Theater, New England’s The Met, Anaheim’s World Famous Doll Hut, New York’s Trash Bar and Chicago's Wire to name a few.

The band has shared the stage with a myriad artists and bands including UDO, Stryper, Bulletboys, Saxon, Grim Reaper, Saving Abel, Janet Gardner, Tantric, Butcher Babies, Sponge, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Anvil, Jackie Chambers of Girlschool, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, the Iron Maidens and Britny Fox, among many others. COS has also toured overseas and performed throughout the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium.

They have appeared in numerous online and print magazines, on dozens of internet and terrestrial radio stations, in various countries and continents and is currently in regular rotation on countless radio stations around the world.

Corners of Sanctuary has struck a major chord with headbangers worldwide who thrive and desire the classic sound of Heavy Metal for the modern age. Because of their hard work and determination, the band has partnerships with several companies which include endorsements from GHS Strings, Coffin Cases, Samsun Cymbals, Sinister Guitar Picks, The Sweet Spots, Sledgepad Innovations, CooperGroove Percussion, George L’s Guitar Cables and Fireplant Guitars.

In addition to clothing and accessories deals with Vagabond Entertainment Group, Vagabond Shwag and Apparel and Metal Babe Mayhem.»

Το ep των Corners of Sanctuary "Blood and Steel"
Band: Corners of Sanctuary
Country of origin: United States
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Lyric video: "Calling A New Day"
Album: "Blood And Steel (Volume One)"
Type: EP
Release date: March 12th, 2021
Label: RFL Records

Track listing:
1. Calling a New Day
(words and music by Mick Michaels)

2. In the Heat of the Fight
(words and music by Mick Michaels)

3. We All Shall Fall
(words and music by Mick Michaels)

4. A Fitting End
(words and music by Mick Michaels)

Band members:
Mad T - Drums
Frankie Cross - Vocals
James Pera - Bass
Mick Michaels - Guitars, Keyboards

Produced by: Mick Michaels
Recorded / Mixed at: Magic Ears Studios, PA
Narration recorded at: Rising Sun Studios II, PA
Additional backing vocals by: M. Michaels
Mastered by: CJ Scioscia (at Le Chateau Bow Wow Recording, NJ)
Artwork Layout and Design by: A Creations Productions
Photograph by: AMA Photography

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Hardline - "Surrender" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Hardline "Heart, Mind And Soul"
Listen up whatcha
Think about this
Wrap your head around
A different feeling
Open up and let
Your ears hear this
Untie yourself when
You’re completely useless

Come on, come on,
Come on you hear me
I can't see you when
You’re disappearing
Hold on hold on hold on now
Don’t fade from me right now

How in the world did i know
You needed me more than i knew you
And i cant believe its true

Never never say, i surrender
Carry on your way
And never look back
I will never surrender

If i only knew how much you needed to say
The truth relies on your words and wisdom
Sorry i saved it for another day
When pressures on it seems all so lifeless

Come on, come on, come on you hear me
Are you hanging on and still believing
Hold on hold on hold on now
Don’t fade from me right now

How in the world did i know
You needed me more than i knew you
And i can't believe it’s true

Never never say, i surrender
Carry on your way
And never look back
I will never surrender

Come on come come on
Open your heart and be saved
Hold on hold on hold on
Open your eyes and say

Never never say, i surrender
Carry on your way
And never look back
I will never surrender


Το 1991 τα αδέρφια Johnny και Joey Gioeli δημιούργησαν τους Hardline. Το συγκρότημα διαλύθηκε την επόμενη χρονιά κι επανήλθε το 1999. Έκανε ένα διετές "διάλειμμα" το 2009 και συνεχίζει μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Έχει κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" στουντιακούς δίσκους (συν δύο live albums) με τον έβδομο να είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Heart, Mind And Soul" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Hardline have announced the release of their new studio album, "Heart, Mind And Soul" on July 9, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl.

"This album is a true reflection of who we are and what we care about. I’m always amazed, despite what some critics may say, that we have the strength and power to push through the way we believe and want to. That will never change with this band. It’s a very, very special band chemistry we have here," says vocalist Johnny Gioeli.

Of the first single from the album, Gioeli says, "'Fuel To The Fire' was inspired by that one person who just knows how to push your buttons. You know who you are....the last word...always right. We have all had that person in our life at some point. This song takes a lyric twist as I add MY fuel to the fire. Enjoy....and use it as therapy the next time someone gets under your skin who doesn't deserve to be there."

Ever since the release of their widely heralded album “Danger Zone” in 2012, Hardline have been offering a straight-ahead, gritty, riff-based melodic hard rock sound which is a continuing evolution from what was on offer in the band's early days.

What you get here on their new studio album is a group of musicians who are perfectly gelled as a unit and determined to display a sound that is immediate and powerful. Adding their own personality and imprint to the music, the band has created a perfect balance between these anthemic, hard rocking songs.

You can expect hook after hook and riff after riff as you take a ride with Hardline via "Heart, Mind And Soul". Singer Johnny Gioeli, as usual, is in supreme form, providing a soaring vocal performance to stir up the listener.

Complementing that, Mario Percudani’s guitar is on fire and the super tight rhythm section of Anna Portalupi and Marco Di Salvia is locked in. Alessandro Del Vecchio's immeasurable contribution on keyboards, background vocals, and production serve to tie the whole package together. He is, rightfully and deservedly, one of the “go to” guys in the melodic hard rock scene and this record shows, once again, why.

""Heart, Mind And Soul" is an album you can’t turn off, in my biased opinion. After writing it, recording it, mixing, mastering, planning, deciding... on and on, you would think we’d get sick of it. Not even close. One of my most favorite Hardline albums to date without question," says Gioeli.

Hardline evolved from being an up-and-coming Sunset Strip sensation featuring brothers Johnny (vocals) and Joey (guitar) Gioeli to a supergroup of sorts, featuring former Bad English members Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo, before finally settling in and becoming a band showcasing the incredible talents of the fabulous singer Johnny Gioeli with the production and songwriting skills of Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Jorn, etc.), the shredding talents of guitarist Mario Percudani, and the powerful rhythm section made up of bassist Anna Portalupi and drummer Marco Di Salvia.

What truly makes Hardline special is how well their unique and different talents blend together to form a spectacular whole. "Heart, Mind And Soul” is simply an album you can’t miss if you love melodic hard rock, but what else would you expect from a new Hardline album?

They are, after all, masters of the genre. The band plans to hit the road once touring resumes post-pandemic, so take the time to learn all of these future classics to sing along with Johnny soon enough! "After we can finally say FU to Covid-19, Hardline is on the road with this album and we'll be in your face. You better pack a diaper, it could get messy when you hear this live," concludes Gioeli.»

Band: Hardline
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles
Formed in: 1991
Genre: Hard Rock
Years active: 1991-1992, 1999-2009, 2011-present

Video: "Surrender"
Directed by: Maurizio Del Piccolo
Album: "Heart, Mind And Soul"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 9th, 2021
Label: Frontiers Music Srl
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Fuel To The Fire
02. Surrender
03. If I Could I Would
04. Like That
05. Heavenly
06. Waiting For Your Fall
07. The Curse
08. Heartless
09. Searching For Grace
10. ‘80s Moment
11. We Belong

Band members:
Johnny Gioeli - Lead Vocals
Mario Percudani - Guitars
Anna Portalupi - Bass
Marco Di Salvia - Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards, Backing Vocals

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Reverber - "My Name is Destrucion" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Reverber "Sect of Faceless"
Οι Reverber μας έρχονται από την Ιταλία. Thrash metal μπάντα που δημιουργήθηκε πριν από δεκατέσσερα έτη κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο τρίτος και πλέον πρόσφατος φέρει τον τίτλο "Sect of Faceless" και "βγήκε" πέρυσι...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Reverber is an Italian thrash metal band founded in 2007 by young musicians united by one goal: to play thrash metal at maximum power. The band has a classic composition of thrash -two guitars, vocals, bass and drums- and proposes a sound halfway between the classic thrash of the Bay area and the more granitic one in northern Europe, thus creating a unique and modern project that continually does check with old school metal.»

Band: Reverber
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Rome, Lazio
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Mental disease, History, Torture, Injustice, Serial killers
Years active: 2007-present

Video: "My Name is Destrucion"
Video by: Marco Mitraja
Album: "Sect of Faceless"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 8th, 2020
Label: Punishment 18 Records
Format: Digital

Track listing:
01. Gods of Illusion 04:09 (00:01)
02. Sect of Faceless 05:58 (04:10)
03. My Name is Destruction (Alboin the Conqueror) 05:00 (10:07)
04. Channel 666 03:49 (10:07)
05. Nightmareland 04:58 (18:57)
6. Wood of Suicides 06:00 (23:56)
07. Black Plague 05:12 (29:58)
08. Arachnophobia 05:48 (35:12)
09. Vlad 05:16 (41:05)
10. Angel Witch 03:08 (46:20)

Band members:
Marco Mitraja - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Alessio Alessandretti - Lead Guitar
Emanuele Evangelista - Bass
Alessio Stazi - Drums

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Motörhead - "Stay Clean" (Soundcheck In Newcastle 1981)

Ο δίσκος των Motörhead - "No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith"
I can tell, seen before
Know the way, I know the law
I can't believe, can't obey
Can't agree with all the things

I hear you say
Oh no, ask me why
I can't go on with
All the filthy white lies

Stay clean, stay clean
Stay clean, stay clean

Don't you know all the time
You got yours
And you know that I have mine?

Grab a hold, don't let go
Don't let them rob you
Of the only thing you know

Oh no, no-one else
Got the right to make you
Sorry for yourself

Stay clean, stay clean
Stay clean, stay clean

So you see, the only proof
Of what you are, is in the way
You see the truth
Don't be scared, live to win
Although they're always
Gonna tell you it's a sin

In the end, you're on your own
And there is no-one
That can stop you being alone

Stay clean, stay clean
Stay clean, stay clean
It's your only hope


Τον Ιούνιο του 1981 κυκλοφορούσε το "μυθικό" live album των Motörhead "No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith". Πρόκειται για έναν από τους σημαντικότερους (αν όχι τον σημαντικότερο) ζωντανά ηχογραφημένους δίσκους στην ιστορία του heavy metal.

Σαράντα χρόνια μετά, στα τέλη του τρέχοντος μήνα Ιούνιο, θα κυκλοφορήσει η επετειακή έκδοση του album, η οποία θα περιλαμβάνει και μία συναυλία της Βρετανικής μπάντας στο City Hall του Newcastle στις 30 Μαρτίου του 1981.

Δελτίο τύπου: «No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith is the most necessary live album of all time. This deluxe double CD 24 page mediabook is a 40th Anniversary celebration of the 1981 number one album and includes:

➥ No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith; brand new remaster from the original tapes for venue demolishing volume.

➥ Live album of the previously unreleased in its entirety, full concert recorded at City Hall, Newcastle on 30th March 1981.

➥ The story of No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith, told through previously unpublished and new interviews with people that were on the road at the time.

➥ Never before seen photos and rare memorabilia.

➥ Newly unearthed, previously unreleased soundcheck tracks.»

Band: Motörhead
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1975
Genre: Speed Metal, Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes: Gambling, Rock 'n' Roll, Drugs, War, Life, Sex, Humour
Years active: 1975 (as Bastard), 1975-2015

Video: "Stay Clean"
Album: "No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith (40th Anniversary)"
Type: Live album (Reissue)
Release date: June 25th, 2021

Track listing
Disc One - NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH
01. Ace Of Spades
02. Stay Clean
03. Metropolis
04. The Hammer
05. Iron Horse
06. No Class
07. Overkill
08. (We Are) The Road Crew
09. Capricorn
10. Bomber
11. Motorhead
12. The Hammer
13. Over The Topv 14. Train Kept A-Rollin’
15. Stay Clean (Soundcheck)
16. Limb From Limb (Soundcheck)
17. Iron Horse (Soundcheck)

Disc Two - LIVE AT NEWCASTLE, CITY HALL: 30th MARCH 1981
01. Ace Of Spades
02. Stay Clean
03. Over The Top
04. Metropolis
05. Shoot You In The Back
06. The Hammer
07. Jailbait
08. Leaving Here
09. Iron Horse
10. Fire, Fire
11. Capricorn
12. Too Late, Too Late
13. No Class
14. (We Are) The Road Crew
15. Bite The Bullet
16. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
17. Overkill
18. Bomber
19. Motörhead

«Official video for the previously unreleased soundcheck version of Stay Clean, which appears on Motörhead’s album No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith and was recorded during the sound check at Newcastle City Hall on March 30th 1981. The line up on this track is Lemmy, Fast Eddie Clarke and Philthy Animal Taylor.»

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Hans Hammer: new guitarist of Týr (video)

Hans Hammer: new guitarist of Týr
Προ τριετίας (2018) αποχώρησε από τους Týr ο κιθαρίστας Terji Skibenæs μετά από 17 έτη. (Τον Skibenæs τον ακούμε και στον δίσκο "Hel" παρότι κυκλοφόρησε το 2019.) Τον αντικατέστησε ο Ούγγρος Attila Vörös, ο οποίος με την σειρά του αποχώρησε πέρυσι (2020) με τους Týr να μένουν (προσωρινά) τρίο. Ο αντικαταστάτης του είναι από τους Νήσους Φερόες, ονομάζεται Hans Hammer και παίζει επίσης και στο thrash metal συγκρότημα Asyllex. Οι Týr παρουσιάζουν το νέο τους μέλος μέσω βίντεο...

Band: Týr
Country of origin: Faroe Islands
Location: Tórshavn, Streymoy
Formed in: 1998
Genre: Epic/Power/Folk Metal
Lyrical themes: Norse mythology, Paganism, Faroese/Nordic lore
Years active: 1998-present

Band members:
Gunnar Thomsen - Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-present)
Heri Joensen - Guitars (1998-present), Vocals (2002-present)
Tadeusz Rieckmann - Drums (2016-present)
Hans Hammer - Guitars (2021-present)

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Holy Mother - "Mean Street" (Van Halen cover)

At night I walk this stinkin' street
Past the crazies on my block
And I see the same old faces
And I hear that same old talk
And I'm searching for the latest thing
A break in this routine
I'm talkin' some new kicks
Ones like you ain't never seen

This is home
This is Mean Street
It's our home
The only one I know

And we don't worry 'bout tomorrow
Cause we're sick of these four walls
Now what'd ya think is nothing
Might be something after all
Now you know this ain't no through street
The end is dead ahead
The poor folks play for keeps down here
They're the living dead

Come on down
Down to Mean Street
They're dancing now
Out on Mean Street

Dance, baby!

It's always here and now, my friend
It ain't 'once upon a time'
It's all over but the shouting
I've come to take what's mine
We're searching for the latest thing
A break in this routine
Talkin' some new kicks
Ones like you ain't never seen

This is home
This is Mean Street
It's our home
Only one I know

(This is home)
See, a gun is real easy
(This is Mean Street)
In this desperate part of town
(This is home)
Turns you from hunted into hunter
(This is Mean Street)
You go and hunt somebody down
But hear me now
(This is home)
Somebody said, "Fair Warning, Lord!
(This is Mean Street)
Lord, strike that poor boy down!"


Δεν ξέρω πόσοι θυμάστε τους Holy Mother. Μπάντα που δημιουργήθηκε στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα και κυκλοφόρησε έξι full length albums από το 1995 έως το 2003. 17 χρόνια μετά, πέρυσι, το Αμερικάνικο συγκρότημα επαναδραστηριοποιήθηκε (παρότι τυπικά δεν είχε διαλυθεί ποτέ).

Δισκογραφικός καρπός της επαναδραστηριοποίησής τους ήταν ο "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος (μετά από 18 χρόνια), ο οποίος φέρει τον τίτλο "Face This Burn" και κυκλοφόρησε στις αρχές του έτους. Επόμενο βήμα των Holy Mother το (ψηφιακό) single "Mean Street".

Πρόκειται για διασκευή στο γνωστό τραγούδι των Van Halen (βλ. το εναρκτήριο κομμάτι στο album του 1981 "Fair Warning"). Λειτουργεί και ως φόρος τιμής στην μνήμη του Eddie Van Halen, ο οποίος απεβίωσε τον περασμένο Οκτώβριο...

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Hammer King - "Awaken The Thunder" (video)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από σχεδόν τρία χρόνια για τους Hammer King. Ο τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Γερμανών metallers φέρει ως τίτλο το όνομά τους και κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Οι Hammer King δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από έξι χρόνια και μας παρουσιάζονται κάπως έτσι:

«Hammer King celebrate the truest Heavy Metal in this and all possible other worlds - Heavy Metal in the tradition of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Pfalzgraf Luitpold.»

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρεις δίσκους:

➤ "Kingdom of the Hammer King" 2015
➤ "King Is Rising" 2016
➤ "Poseidon Will Carry Us Home" 2018

Titan Fox V (singer/guitarist) about the new single “Atlantis (Epilogue: «We are thrilled to kickstart tomorrow's release of our album Hammer King with one of our favourite songs: The prophetic "Awaken The Thunder"!

Lyrically, the songs work both inside and outside of the HAMMER KING universe, which is a direction we want to keep for the future. Witzki Visions have created a powerful video with story elements. It's time to arise and awaken the thunder!»

Δελτίο τύπου: «In the spirit of old school power metal, Germany’s up-and-comers Hammer King have gathered to set fire on their new album Hammer King (out June 11 via Napalm Records)!

Ever since Hammer King burst onto the scene in 2015, they have proven themselves as an unstoppable force. Hand-picked by thy majesty, the Hammer King himself, the band consists of former Ross the Boss vocalist Titan Fox V and former Saltaio Mortis drummer Dolph A. Macallan, alongside Gladius Thundersword on bass and Kleveland's most timeless lead guitarist: Gino Wilde.

Hammer King keeps it heavy with speedy riffs, energic grooves and fist-pumping choruses, devoting their existence to the one and only myth of the godly Hammer King! The new self-titled album starts off with blasting drums and brisk guitars on “Awaken the Thunder”, with frontman and guitarist Titan Fox V showing off his incredible vocal range, whereas tracks like “Atlantis” prove Hammer King’s ability to write catchy and memorable choruses.

Hammer King tells the lore of the Hammer King himself, a wrathful and mighty war god, who is praised in tracks like anthemic “Baptized by the Hammer”, energetic and double-bass driven “In the Name of the Hammer” and the hard-hitting “Hammerschlag” featuring the legendary Gerre from Tankard, Isaac from Epica and the almighty The Crusader (Warkings). Hammer King will be available as a deluxe box edition including, as well as on gatefold vinyl amongst others. Kneel before the king of kings, the Hammer King!»

Band: Hammer King
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Epic fantasy, War
Years active: 2015-present

Ο ομώνυμος δίσκος των Hammer King
Video: "Awaken The Thunder"
Album: "Hammer King"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 11th, 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Awaken the Thunder
02. Baptized by the Hammer
03. Onward to Victory
04. Hammerschlag
05. Atlantis (Epilogue)
06. We Are the Kingdom
07. Into the Storm
08. Ashes to Ashes
09. In the Name of the Hammer
10. Kings of Kings
11. Holy (Outro)
12. Hammerschlag [(HK Version) Bonus Track (physical only)]

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Ian Parry's Rock Emporium - "'Til The Day I Die" (video)

Ian Parry's Rock Emporium
Ο Ian Parry είναι από τις παλιές "καραβάνες" του χώρου. Τραγουδιστής, συνθέτης και παραγωγός εξ' Ολλανδίας. Ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του από τους Hammerhead, συνέχισε με τους Vengeance. Την (όποια) αναγνωρισιμότητά του την οφείλει κυρίως στους Elegy. Συν τις άλλοις έχει τραγουδήσει σε Consortium Project, Eternity's End, Crystal Tears κλπ και ως guest στους Ayreon, στους Royal Hunt, στους Mob Rules κ.ά.

Παράλληλα "τρέχει" και την προσωπική του καριέρα έχοντας κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους" solo δίσκους (συν μία συλλογή) και ακόμη δύο με τους Ian Parry's Rock Emporium. Το πλέον πρόσφατο φέρει τον τίτλο "Brute Force" και κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών...

Ian Parry: «Here is the first official video from the Rock Emporium 2 Brute Force album and a track called 'Til The Day I Die, co-written by Luca Sellitto & Ian Parry.

We wanted to write a mid-tempo song in the classic 80's 90's Rock Metal Whitesnake Queensrÿche style and I think Luca captures this atmosphere masterfully well with his powerful but catchy guitar riff, then a power driven hypnotic rhythm section performed by bassist Jan Bijslma & drummer Allan Sørensen & a touch of magic on the vocals.

The video was filmed in Italy, Denmark & Netherlands during the covid lockdown. It portrays a story about a lost love & haunting memories from the past. »

Band: Ian Parry's Rock Emporium
Video: "'Til The Day I Die"
Video Editing by: Francesco D'Acunzi
Video Filming by: Francesco D'Acunzi

Album: "Brute Force"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 5th, 2021
Label: Metal Mind Productions
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. In Isolation
02. Darkest Secrets
03. ‘Til The Day I Die
04. My Confession
05. Brute Force
06. Fairytale
07. Lethal Injection
08. Rings of Fire
09. Dreamworld
10. Where Do We Go From Here
11. One Vision (Tribute to Queen & Freddie Mercury)

Band members:
Ian Parry - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Barend Courbois - Bass
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Kristoffer Gildenlöw - Bass
Timo Somers - Guitars (lead)
Martin Helmantel - Bass
Allan Sørensen - Drums
Patrick Rondat - Guitars, Keyboards
Patrick Johansson - Drums
Svante Henryson - Bass
Wade Black - Vocals
Stefano "Stex" Sbrignadello - Vocals

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Shadow Kingdom - "Eyes Of Pain" (lyric video)

Ο δίσκος των Shadow Kingdom "Eyes Of Pain"
Οι Shadow Kingdom μας έρχονται απί τις ΗΠΑ. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από επτά χρόνια, το μουσικό τους ύφος (σύμφωνα με τον χαρακτηρισμό της εταιρείας τους) είναι "old school metal with power, melody and speed" κι απευθύνονται στους φίλων των Helstar, (παλαιών) Slayer κλπ.

Το ντεμπούτο τους ήταν ep τριών τραγουδιών, έφερε τον τίτλο "The Reflection" και κυκλοφόρησε προ τριετίας. Πλέον έφθασε η στιγμή για τον πρώτο "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο των Shadow Kingdom. Τιτλοφορείται "Eyes Of Pain" κι αναμένεται στα τελειώματα του τρέχοντος μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «This month sees the official arrival of full-length, debut album "Eyes Of Pain" from the U.S.-based heavyweights Shadow Kingdom. The journey to get to the June 25th release date has been wrought with myriad trials and times of uncertainty, points where circumstance seemed to briefly triumph.

It had not, of course, for the musicians at the helm of this sonic monstrosity, guitarist Gregory Alfonso and ex-Waricide vocalist Robert Slater, refused to surrender their shared vision of Heavy Metal greatness. The origins of Shadow Kingdom began winter of 2014 in Milford, Connecticut as an earlier version of the band were in songwriting mode.

Entering Dexter's Lab Recording studios that summer, "The Reflection" EP was recorded and independently released in 2018. Coinciding with the recording, Shadow Kingdom hit the regional live performance circuit where they astounded crowds.

Their high intensity meld of elements ranging from speed metal, melodic thrash, and power metal emanated with dynamic technicality coupled with wide ranging vocal deliveries. Establishing themselves as a capable studio and stage incinerating act, Shadow Kingdom soon began writing material for their next recorded effort.

But, as is often the case with up and coming bands, external issues began to affect each of them internally. Pressures mounted and eventually boiled over, bringing membership changes within Shadow Kingdom. Though they managed to play a few more live performances, no one could imagine what reality had in store for them, and the entire world, as a viral affliction came to pass.

As the pandemic grew, difficulties for the band mounted also but Gregory and Robert were undaunted. The pair pursued the talents and services of drummer Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Dee Snider) and bassist Jeff Curtiss (Obsession).

Alongside Alfonso and Slater, the four found the drive and resolve to resume the songwriting process, though not without struggle at times. That said, the perseverance and resolve of Shadow Kingdom is paramount and now, their hard work and dedication has paid off in a most rewarding way...

The 10-song "Eyes Of Pain" album is a cohesive, galvanized expression adept with its' influences. Incendiary shreddings, yet tempered with moments of juxtaposing aggression. Fluid with old-school inspirations, yet contemporary and clean while channeling nuances reminiscent of Nevermore or Armored Saint.

From the airy "Absolution" to the chunk and crush of "Reject Hell", "Broken Touch", or "Nightmare Beyond", there is purpose and passion in this band's playing. The first full-length record from the molten American act Shadow Kingdom, "Eyes Of Pain", arrives June 25th on CD It will be released in Europe June 25th on NO DUST RECORDS and distributed in North America via ANIMATED INSANITY RECORDS. The Vinyl LP format of "Eyes Of Pain" is currently being pressed and will be available in August.»

Band: Shadow Kingdom
Country of origin: United States
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2014-present

Lyric video: "Eyes Of Pain"
Album: "Eyes Of Pain"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 25st, 2021
Label: No Dust Records

Band members:
Gregory Alfonzo - Guitars
Robert Slater - Vocals (Ex. Waricide)

Guest Musicians:
Nick Bellmore - Drums (Hatebreed, Dee Snider)
Jeff Curtiss - Bass (Obsession)

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