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Novena - "Sun Dance" (video)

Οι Novena μας έρχονται από το Λονδίνο. Prog rock / metal μπάντα που δημιουργήθηκε προ επταετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει έναν δίσκο ("Secondary Genesis", 2016). Το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα τιτλοφορείται "Eleventh Hour" κι αναμένεται στις αρχές του επόμενου μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Novena established themselves on the UK and international prog scenes in 2016 with the release of their widely praised experimental EP 'Secondary Genesis'.

Performing at high profile concerts like UK-Tech Fest 2016 and 2017, as well as other dates supporting Skyharbor, Vola, Sithu Aye, and others, Novena has been busy are a force to be reckoned with. They are now preparing to release their debut album, 'Eleventh Hour' via Frontiers Music Srl on March 6, 2020.

Novena’s music moves from the profound to the profane, from the fragile to the unforgiving, and from the introspective to the utterly destructive, exploring a plethora of different genres along the way. Despite this, every song has a solid and personal identity, with choruses that dare the listener to try and forget them.

Novena exploits fully the world class skills of their talented line-up: from Ross Jennings’ (HAKEN) unmatchable voice, to Gareth Mason’s (Slice The Cake) inimitable poetry; Dan Thornton’s (Ex-HAARP Machine, Ex-No Sin Evades His Gaze) blistering guitar work, to Cameron Spence’s (Ravenface) invariably musical drumming, deeply rooted in pop idiom, and unlike anything else in the modern prog scene; from Moat Lowe’s (Slugdge, Ex-NSEHG) expressive and versatile bass playing to Harrison White’s (Theatrical Director and Composer) complex and nuanced compositions.

Novena delivers something greater than the sum of its parts. Fans of intelligent, engaging, emotional music will have much to indulge their mind and spirits in with this band.»

Novena: «In writing 'Secondary Genesis', we were saying to ourselves, "what could this be?" With 'Eleventh Hour', we are saying "this is who we are.” After three years of working hard to define, write, and record a new album, we are enormously excited to share our debut LP with the world.

It acknowledges all of the experimental roads we explored on 'Secondary Genesis', and refines them, focuses them, and directs them. 'Eleventh Hour' incorporates all of the heavy catharsis, fragile melody, rich harmony, and grand storytelling of the EP, but takes it further and casts the net wider.

Still, our aim was to write and tell heartfelt stories, both true and fictitious. In doing so, we've created something that we're proud to share with you and hope you'll enjoy. We're enormously excited to be working with Frontiers today and in the future; to share a label with a number of our favourite bands is a dream. Expect so much more from us in the coming years - on record, online and in person.»

Band: Novena
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock
Lyrical themes: Personal Loss, Grief, Denial
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Sun Dance"
Directed / Edited by: Neil Monaghan
Choreography by: Cathy Waller
Performances by: Andre Rebelo and Margherita Mattia
Steadicam Operated by: Laura Seears
Follow focus Operated by: Mihaela Lungu
Produced by: Paul Winstanley
Hair and Make Up: by Liv Golton

Το βίντεο των Novena για το "Sun Dance" από το album "Eleventh Hour"
Album: "Eleventh Hour"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 6th, 2020
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. 22:58 00:59
02. 22:59 08:00
03. Sun Dance 04:35
04. Disconnected 05:23
05. Sail Away 04:30
06. Lucidity 10:28
07. Corazón 08:26
08. Indestructible 04:48
09. The Tyrant 10:31
10. Prison Walls 15:18

Band members:
Ross Jennings - Vocals
Gareth Mason - Vocals
Harrison White - Guitar, Keys
Dan Thornton - Guitar
Moat Lowe - Bass
Cameron Spence - Drums


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Assassin's Blade - "Gather Darkness" (album stream)

Assassin's Blade: Σουηδική / Καναδική "συμμαχία". Συγκρότημα που δημιουργήθηκε προ εξαετίας κι έχει στο μικρόφωνο την φωνή των Exciter (στους δίσκους "The Dark Command", "Blood of Tyrants" και "New Testament").

Την άνοιξη του 2016 κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο των Assassin's Blade, "Agents of Mystification". Ο δεύτερος δίσκος τους φέρει τον τίτλο "Gather Darkness" και "βγήκε" στα μέσα Οκτωβρίου σε cd και στα τέλη Νοεμβρίου σε βινύλιο...

Το album των Assassin's Blade "Gather Darkness"
Band: Assassin's Blade
Country of origin: International
Location: Canada/Sweden
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal
Years active: 2014-present

Album: "Gather Darkness"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 18th, 2019 (CD)
Release date: November 29th, 2019 (Vinyl)
Label: Pure Steel Records

Track listing:
01. Tempt Not (The Blade of the Assassin) 04:06
02. Call of the Watch 03:26
03. Gather, Darkness! 04:14
04. The City That Waits 04:47
05. Dream Savant 05:44
06. Gods 04:00
07. The Ghost of Orion 04:17
08. The Thaumaturge 04:30
09. I, of the Storm 04:14
10. Soil of the Dead 06:10

Band members:
Peter Svensson - Bass
David Stranderud - Guitars (lead)
Jacques Bélanger - Vocals
Marcus Rosenqvist - Drums
Bruno Buneck - Guitars


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Sons of Sounds - "Point Of No Return" (video)

Οι Sons of Sounds μας έρχονται από την Γερμανία. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 14 χρόνια κι αποκαλούν την μουσική τους ως "πρωτοκλασάτο (First-Class) Heavy Rock". Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους δίσκους (συν ένα ep). Ο πέμπτος και πλέον πρόσφατος φέρει τον τίτλο "Soundsphaera" και "βγήκε" του... αγίου Βαλεντίνου!

Δελτίο τύπου: «Sons of Sounds. Three brothers. An unshakeable faith. A progressive heavy rock ensemble. Plus five albums and tours in Europe and the US. And as if that wasn't enough, they are also on stage in their home country - in their own club, the Soundcheck One. Accompanied by guests such as Paul DiAnno, Night Demon, Q5 or Blaze Bayley who share the stage with the Sons.»

Το βίντεο των Sons of Sounds για το "Point Of No Return" από το album "Soundsphaera"
Band: Sons of Sounds
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Ettlingen/Karlsruhe
Formed in: 2006
Genre: Progressive Heavy Rock
Years active: 2006-present

Video: "Point Of No Return"
Album: "Soundsphaera"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 14th, 2020
Label: El Puerto Records

Track listing:
01. Point Of No Return
02. Fear Of The Dance
03. On Fire
04. Creator
05. Kriegerherz
06. Ocean Of Reality
07. Rainbow Snake
08. King Of Stars
09. Are You Ready?

Band members:
Roman Beselt - Vocals, Bass
Wayne Beselt - Guitar, Backings
"H" Beselt - Drums


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Biff Byford - "Scarborough Fair" (video)

Το βίντεο του Biff Byford για το "Scarborough Fair" από το album "School of Hard Knocks"
Ο Biff Byford είναι η φωνή των Saxon από τα πρώτα τους βήματα. Από τότε που η Βρετανική μπάντα ονομαζόταν Son of a Bitch. Μετά από τέσσερις δεκαετίες με τους Σάξονες έκρινε ότι έφθασε η ώρα για τον πρώτο του προσωπικό δίσκο. Τιτλοφορείται "School of Hard Knocks" και κυκλοφόρησε μόλις χθες...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The English North is everything you saw in Game of Thrones and more. It is the true heart of England, the region where its soul resides, and Biff Byford has earned the right to be considered its true heavy metal bard.

In his first ever solo Album, Biff takes on not just tales and stories from his heart and soul, but also investigates the Middle Ages and Medieval history amongst other subjects. School of Hard Knocks was produced by Biff Byford, recorded by Jacky Lehmann at Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton (UK) and mixed at Queen Street Studios in Stockholm (Sweden) by Mats Valentin.

The album also features guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead/Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire, Turilli / Lione Rhapsody), Nick Barker (Voices), Dave Kemp (Wayward Sons) and Nibbs Carter (Saxon). On School of Hard Knocks, Byford worked with Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitars, Christian Lundqvist on drums and Gus Macricostas on bass (Biff himself played a spot of four string thunder too!).»

Artist / Band: Biff Byford
Audio: "The Pit And The Pendulum"
Album: "School of Hard Knocks"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 21st, 2020
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Welcome To The Show
02. School Of Hard Knocks
03. Inquisitor
04. The Pit And The Pendulum
05. Worlds Collide
06. Scarborough Fair
07. Pedal To The Metal
08. Hearts Of Steel
09. Throw Down The Sword
10. Me And You
11. Black And White


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Dust Bolt - "Chaos Possession" (audio)

Το single των Dust Bolt "Chaos Possession"
Το πρώτο single της καριέρας τους κυκλοφόρησαν προ ημερών οι Dust Bolt, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Chaos Possession". Οι Dust Bolt μας έρχονται από την Γερμανία. Thrash metal μπάντα που δημιουργήθηκε πριν από δεκατρία χρόνια κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, ένα ep κι ένα single...

Δελτίο τύπου: «After re-defining themselves together with the approach of a new decade, German band Dust Bolt continues their persistent experimental march through new musical territories.

As a part of this major decade-long transformation, underlined by the announced line-up changes and promised shift of musical course, the band recently joined Unearth and Prong on their European tour, ready to impress the audience with a special gift, prepared explicitly with the thought of the upcoming live dates.

In the first months of this year, the band delivers on their promise made in January, foretelling an equally challenging as captivating outbreak of fresh and technical energy, serving their explosive metal mixture during both live performances and on studio releases.

And there is no better way to re-define musical path than by revisiting one’s own musical roots - on the occasion of the tour with Unearth and Prong, Dust Bolt has just released the new version of “Chaos Possession”, originally published on the band’s same-titled demo in 2010.

This milestone release, from today’s perspective, earned the group the first wave of recognition from both the local as well as the international scene, largely contributing to Dust Bolt’s current status of one of the most promising metal acts worldwide.

Newly published as an exclusive bonus track, available solely for fans attending Dust Bolt’s European tour, “Chaos Possession” opens a Pandora’s box of new stylistic possibilities with its brutally shredding riffs and unmistakable vocals: this German quartet can explore with their upcoming works.»

Dust Bolt: «We are excited to share the stage with Unearth and Prong and to come back to places in Europe we haven't been in a while! 2020 marks a new era for the Bolt - and all we can tell is, that YOU are definitely NOT prepared!

We will deliver Riffs, Grooves and Heavy Metal Action as you have never seen it before - that we promise. The new generation is ready and alive. Help us setting these places on fire and meet us at the shows!»

Band: Dust Bolt
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Corrupt Politics, War, Disease
Years active: 2007-present

Audio: "Chaos Possession"
Album: "Chaos Possession"
Type: Single
Release date: February 20th, 2020
Label: Napalm Records
Format: Digital

Band members:
Lenny Bruce - Vocals, Guitar
Flo Dehn - Guitar
Moosi - Bass
Nico Rayman - Drums


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Lucifer - "Midnight Phantom" (video)

Ο τρίτος δίσκος των Lucifer είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον (άκρως ενδεικτικό) τίτλο "Lucifer III" (μαντέψτε πως λένε τα δύο προηγούμενα) και θα κυκλοφορήσει τον πρώτο ανοιξιάτικο μήνα. Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει η ακρόαση του εναρκτήριου τραγουδιού "Ghosts". Σειρά για παρουσίαση παίρνει το βίντεο του μουσικού κομματιού "Midnight Phantom"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The multinational Heavy Rock Megalith from Stockholm is defined by their heavy 70s Hard Rock sound spiced with a dose of Proto Heavy Metal and Doom. Main influences include Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Öyster Cult, 70’s Heart & Fleetwood Mac.

Lucifer has toured the US, Canada, Japan and Europe multiple times & played international festivals like The KISS Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, MetalDays, Sweden Rock, Desertfest, long standing German cult TV program Rockapalast twice to name only but a few.

Founded 2014 in Berlin by The Oath front woman Johanna Sadonis, the group first consisted of Cathedral, Angel Witch and Ladytron members. With a shift of constellation and Sadonis' move to Stockholm Lucifer were ready for chapter two.

In Nicke Andersson, notable for his groups The Hellacopters, Entombed, Imperial State Electric, Death Breath among others, Sadonis found a new writing partner. Together they wrote & produced the second album ‘Lucifer II’ at Nicke’s studio The Honk Palace in Stockholm.

With the critically acclaimed release of their 2nd album ‘Lucifer II’ 2018 jolted into the Swedish, German, British and American charts, were applauded by fans and the music press and nominated Best Hard Rock/Metal album by renowned Swedish Radio Price P3 and Hard Rock/Metal act of the year by Gaffa Price Sweden. Lucifer is currently in the studio to record their third album “Lucifer III” to be released March 20th 2020 by Century Media Records.»

Το βίντεο των Lucifer για το "Midnight Phantom" από το album "Lucifer III"
Band: Lucifer
Country of origin: International
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Stoner/Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Occultism, Magic
Years active: 2014-present

Video: "Midnight Phantom"
Directed by: Lucifer, Max Ljungberg
Make up artist: Maria Kristina Vogt
Production assistant: Karl Granberg
Still photographer: Bengt Persson
Set design: Biffen Jansson

Album: "Lucifer III"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 20th, 2020
Label: Century Media Records

Track listing:
1. Ghosts
2. Midnight Phantom
3. Leather Demon
4. Lucifer
5. Pacific Blues
6. Coffin Fever
7. Flanked by Snakes
8. Stay Astray
9. Cemetery Eyes

Band members:
Johanna Sadonis - Vocals
Nicke Andersson - Drums
Harald Göthblad - Bass
Martin Nordin - Guitar
Linus Björklund - Guitar


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Semblant - "Murder of Crows" (video)

Το βίντεο των Semblant για το "Murder of Crows" από το album "Obscura"
Unveil the foe with black wings
Moving in circles
Creeping down with secrecy
Awaiting its prey
Consumed by eyes full of envy
Flesh and blood in its teeth
The sum of one and the same
Aligned by vanity

(No matter who you trust)
By the ashes and the dust
(Reach the point of no return)

As we lie here bleeding
Shadows stand below
When time feels convenient
Before the afterglow
Unveil the foe with black wings
With its murder of crows
A sum of all and the same
Imminent vertigo

(In a path of no return)
By the hands of those we trust
(All you can do is just run)

Fly away, the words unspoken
Leave for once this vicious jealousy
That weakens your sanity
Turn away, the truth unbroken
Leave for once this vicious jealousy
That weakens your sanity once and for all


Οι Semblant δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 14 χρόνια. Βραζιλιάνικο Dark / Gothic Metal συγκρότημα που έχει κυκλοφορήσει δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ένα ep, δύο singles κι ένα demo). Ο τρίτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Obscura" κι αναμένεται στο ξεκίνημα του πρώτου ανοιξιάτικου μήνα...

Band: Semblant
Country of origin: Brazil
Location: Curitiba, Paraná
Formed in: 2006
Genre: Gothic Metal
Lyrical themes: Mystic, Life
Current label: Frontiers Records
Years active: 2006-present

Video: "Murder of Crows"
Directed / Produced by: Caio Cobra
Cinematography / post production by: João Leão
Edited by: Caio Cobra, João Leão
Main assistance by: André Meister
Cameras / Lights: Alceste Ribas, Betão Sassarrão
Make-up by: Glaucia Weidner
Acting: Marjo Suicide & Fran

Album: "Obscura"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 6th, 2020
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Murder of Crows 04:08
02. Left Behind 03:49
03. Dethrone the Gods, Control the Masters (Legacy of Blood Part IV) 05:05
04. Mere Shadow 05:03
05. Porcelain 03:11
06. The Hunter, The Hunger (Legacy of Blood Part V) 04:37
07. Wasteland 04:06
08. Barely Breathing 04:15
09. Wallachia 05:19
10. Daydream Tragedy 05:45
11. Insomnia 03:26

Band members:
J. Augusto - Keyboards
Sergio Mazul - Vocals
Mizuho Lin - Vocals (female)
Juliano Ribeiro - Guitars
Thor - Drums
Johann Piper - Bass


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R.U.S.T. - "Born To Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover)

Οι R.U.S.T. διασκευάζουν ζωντανά το "Born To Be Wild" των Steppenwolf
Οι R.U.S.T.X (οι οποίοι τότε ονομάζονταν R.U.S.T.) εμφανίσθηκαν το 2007 στο μουσικό φεστιβάλ "Power of the Night". Ανάμεσα στα τραγούδια που ερμήνευσαν "ζωντανά" ήταν και μία διασκευή στον (ύμνο των μηχανόβιων) "Born To Be Wild" των Steppenwolf.

Η Κυπριακή μπάντα σχηματίσθηκε το 2003 ως Flames in Ice. Έναν χρόνο αργότερα μετονομάσθηκε σε R.U.S.T. Το 2014 προσέθεσε και το γράμμα "X". Δηλώνει ως (ενδεικτικές) επιρροές μπάντες οι Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Warlord, Savatage, Stormwitch, Riot κλπ.

Οι R.U.S.T.X έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo, ένα single, ένα ep και τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους με πιο πρόσφατο το album "Center of the Universe" που "βγήκε" τον περασμένο Νοέμβριο κι είχαμε παρουσιάσει προς ακρόαση...

R.U.S.T.X: «Live at Power of the Night 2 (2007). Original song composed by Steppenwolf. It was at the school of the blind. Great memory from the past. Enjoy. Yeah!!!»

Band: R.U.S.T.X
Country of origin: Cyprus
Location: Agioi Trimithias
Formed in: 2004
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Heavy Metal
Years active: 2003-2004 (as Flames in Ice), 2004-2014 (as R.U.S.T.), 2014-present


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Black Mirrors - "Whispering Ghost" (acoustic)

Το βίντεο των Black Mirrors για το "Whispering Ghost" από το album "Look Into The Black Mirror"
Band: Black Mirrors
Country of origin: Belgium
Location: Brussels
Genre: Garage Rock

Video: "Whispering Ghost" (acoustic)
Album: "Look Into The Black Mirror"
Type: Full length
Label: Napalm Records
Release date: August 31, 2018
Format: CD, Vinyl

Track listing:
01. Shoes For Booze
02. Funky Queen
03. Lay My Burden Down
04. Inner Reality
05. Moonstone
06. Günther Kimmich
07. Cold Midnight Drum
08. Mind Shape
09. Till The Land Wind Blows
10. Burning Warriors
11. Whispering Ghost (Bonus Track)

Δελτίο τύπου: «Since the release of their debut album, Look Into The Black Mirror, in September 2018, the Belgian rockers have played over 120 shows in 16 European countries, and on top of that, the band won the prestigious D6cibels Music Award in the category “Rock & Alternative”.

Following these exceptional months, it is no surprise that in addition, the famous Eurosonic showcase festival in Groningen sent a special invitation. Now, Black Mirrors have revealed a new facet. The original first single from their hypnotizing debut is now available in its purest form - an intimate acoustic version that will send shivers down your spine.

The band offers the perfect equilibrium between modern blues rock and a glimmer of swampy tinted stoner rock. The black and white audiovisual creates a rich atmosphere and draws you right into their heavenly delights: an emotional perception accompanied by the captivating power of Marcella’s vocals.»

Black Mirrors: «The concept behind ‘Whispering Ghost’ goes a bit deeper lyrically as it tells Marcella’s story about someone very dear to her passing away. We wanted the song to sound like a farewell. Now, every time the audience is singing the melody with us, it feels like a nice goodbye and a tribute to Marcella's 19 year old friend who's sailing away. The vocals on this version go deeper than the original version and we’re very happy with the result.»


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Ozzy Osbourne - "Eat Me" (audio)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή του Ozzy με προσωπικό δίσκο μετά από μία δεκαετία. Ο διάδοχος του album "Scream" (Σεπτέμβριος 2010) τιτλοφορείται "Ordinary Man" και κυκλοφόρησε σήμερα! Μαζί του και μία πλειάδα γνωστών μουσικών όπως ο Slash (βλ. Guns n' Roses) που παίζει κιθάρα σε δύο τραγούδια, ο Tom Morello (των Rage Against the Machine), ο drummer των Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith και ο μπασίστας των Guns N' Roses, Duff McKagan (μεταξύ άλλων)...

Artist / Band: Ozzy Osbourne
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Birmingham, England
Formed in: 1980
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Fantasy, Madness, Society, Love
Years active: 1979-1980 (as Blizzard of Ozz), 1980-present

Το τραγούδι του Ozzy Osbourne "Eat Me" από το album "Ordinary Man"
Audio: "Eat Me"
Album: "Ordinary Man"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 21st, 2020
Label: Sony Music
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Straight to Hell 03:46
02. All My Life 04:18
03. Goodbye 05:34
04. Ordinary Man 05:02
05. Under the Graveyard 04:57
06. Eat Me 04:19
07. Today Is the End 04:06
08. Scary Little Green Men 04:21
09. Holy for Tonight 04:52
10. It's a Raid 04:21
11. Take What You Want 03:50

Band members: Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals

Guest/Session:
Andrew Watt - Guitars
Duff McKagan - Bass
Chad Smith - Drums
Tom Morello - Guitars (track 8)
Slash - Guitars (lead) (tracks 1, 4)
Charlie Puth - Keyboards (track 1)
Elton John - Piano, Vocals (track 4)
Post Malone - Vocals (tracks 10, 11)
Travis Scott - Vocals (track 11)

Miscellaneous staff: Andrew Watt - Producer


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Helloween - "Perfect Gentleman" (live video)

Το βίντεο των Helloween για το "Perfect Gentleman" από το album "United Alive"
There's no doubt about it
I'm one of a kind baby
I am l'artangan de coeur
As you may see candy

And I'm talking with my eyes
and I walk in different styles

I'm a genuine man
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman

Kneel down Inhale my odor
Come kiss my hand angel
dare to explode my higher ground
stike ti desearve me
Ma chrie

And my winds surpass perfum
I'm a charismatic and fool boom
I'm a genuine man

Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman

Yes I am, Yes I am (perfect)

Oh lord what can I do?
I can't resist my own reflecions
How would possible anyone (pefect)
'cause I am (perfect)
Yes I am (perfect)
Yes I am (perfect)
Oh I am (perferct)
Oh lord I am (perfect)

Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman
Yes I am, I am a perfect gentleman


Η (προσωρινή) επιστροφή των Kai Hansen - Michael Kiske στους Helloween δεν είχε μόνο ως αποτέλεσμα την περιοδεία "Pumpkins United World Tour". Το reunion έφερε και δισκογραφικούς καρπούς.

Αρχικά ήταν το καινούριο τραγούδι - single "Pumpkins United" και εν συνεχεία μία πλήρης οπτικοακουστική εμπειρία με την κυκλοφορία του "United Alive" που απαθανατίζει στιγμές από εκείνη την περιοδεία...

Δελτίο τύπου: «It was THE sensation of the year 2016. During the production of the 498-page tribute to the pioneers of German melodic speed metal and to 30 years of global metal reputation, the involved parties realized one thing over everything else: The chemistry in this band had always been unique and an exceptional band history like this simply demanded a new chapter.

What belonged together needed to be joined: Pumpkins United. However, this birth was never just an original line-up reunion, but the real deal. The ultimate cast consisting of all 7 metal heroes: Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner, and Daniel Löble.

Or in other words: A dream come true for fans from all over the world, who never stopped wishing for exactly this union. What followed, was a whoop of joy from North German river Elbe to Rio’s Sugar Loaf Mountain, and in fall 2017 the kick-off of the unbelievable Pumpkins United World Tour in Mexico.

In 14 months, Pumpkins United and their massive entourage delivered 69 Shows - including 14 headliner slots at the biggest festivals - in front of over one million people in 32 countries and on three continents. At the shows at Wacken, Rock Fest Barcelona and Masters of Rock, as well as with Iron Maiden at the Sweden Rock Festival and Firenze Rocks, the long-awaited mega revival was toasted to heavily, stages were set on fire, and tissues were used by the ton.

The dream continues from October 4th, 2019: With the release of "United Alive" & "United Alive In Madrid", the band presents audio and video evidence of the epic tour on DVD/Blu-ray and Live-CD/Vinyl via Nuclear Blast. Every singular solo, every spontaneous gesture, and every emotional encore of the Pumpkins United World Tour is evoked and made immortal by hellish tracking shots, breathless close-ups, and intimate interviews.

The artworks were once again created by the renowned photographer and art designer Martin Hausler, and display lots of previously unreleased live images along with high end packaging. The DVD/Blu-Ray "United Alive" nails the phenomenal sets with close quarters recordings from Wacken in front of 75,000 metal heads and 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena, and as a bonus tops it off with the legendary gig at the Espaço das Américas in front of 8,000 Fans in São Paulo.

Over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus extensive background material, a movie compilation with the essentials of the concert’s LED content, all cartoon clips of Seth and Doc as well as a very personal 30-minute band interview about the past, present, and future. Very pure, the Live-CD/ Vinyl "United Alive In Madrid" has nearly three hours of unbridled Pumpkins live madness up its sleeve - including bonus tracks of the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken, and Santiago de Chile.»

Band: Helloween
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Hamburg
Formed in: 1983
Genre: Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Humour, Religion, Politics, Glory
Years active: 1978-1981 (as Gentry), 1981-1982 (as Second Hell), 1982-1983 (as Iron Fist), 1983-present

Video: "Perfect Gentleman"
Album: "United Alive"
Type: Live album
Release date: October 4th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast

CD1 - Track listing:
01. Halloween
02. Dr. Stein
03. I'm Alive
04. If I Could Fly
05. Are You Metal?
06. Rise And Fall
07. Waiting For The Thunder
08. Perfect Gentleman
09. Kai’s Medley (Starlight / Ride The Sky / Judas / Heavy Metal Is The Law)
10. Forever And One
11. A Tale That Wasn't Right

CD2 - Track listing:
01. I Can
02. Livin’ Ain’t No Crime / A Little Time
03. Sole Survivor
04. Power
05. How Many Tears
06. Invitation / Eagle Fly Free
07. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
08. Future World
09. I Want Out

CD3 - Track listing:
01. March Of Time
02. Kids Of The Century
03. Why
04. Pumpkins United

Band members:
Markus Grosskopf - Bass
Michael Weikath - Guitars
Kai Hansen - Guitars, Vocals
Michael Kiske - Vocals
Andi Deris - Vocals
Sascha Gerstner - Guitars
Dani Löble - Drums


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Axel Rudi Pell - "Gunfire" (lyric video)

Νέος δίσκος στον ορίζοντα για τον Axel Rudi Pell. Ο διάδοχος του album "Knights Call" (Μάρτιος 2018) της προσωπικής μπάντας του Γερμανού κιθαρίστα φέρει τον τίτλο "Sign of the Times" κι αναμένεται στα τέλη Απριλίου. Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει το lyric video του (ψηφιακού) single "Gunfire" που κυκλοφόρησε σήμερα.

Ο Axel Rudi Pell σχημάτισε το προσωπικό του σχήμα το 1989, μόλις έφυγε από τους Steeler. Είναι ενεργό μέχρι τις ημέρες μας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει 18 full length δίσκους (συν οκτώ συλλογές, τρία live albums, εννέα singles, τέσσερα VHS/DVDs κι ένα demo).

Το βίντεο του Axel Rudi Pell για το "Gunfire" από το album "Sign of the Times"
Artist / Band: Axel Rudi Pell
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia
Formed in: 1989
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Wizards, Magic, Mystical
Years active: 1989-present

Lyric video: "Gunfire"
Created by: Hard Media
Album: "Sign of the Times"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 24th, 2020
Label: Steamhammer
Format: CD, 2LP, CD+2 12" vinyls, Digital

Track listing:
01. The Black Serenade (intro) 01:40
02. Gunfire 05:21
03. Bad Reputation 05:41
04. Sign of the Times 07:10
05. The End of the Line 05:22
06. As Blind as a Fool Can Be 06:14
07. Wings of the Storm 05:48
08. Waiting for Your Call 05:34
09. Living in a Dream 05:59
10. Into the Fire 06:01

Band members:
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Axel Rudi Pell - Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Johnny Gioeli - Vocals
Bobby Rondinelli - Drums


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