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Toledo Steel - "On the Loose" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Toledo Steel "Heading for the Fire"
Τολέδο: Ισπανική πόλη στην καρδιά της Ιβηρικής χερσονήσου. Βρίσκεται πάνω σε λόφο που περιβάλλεται (σε τρεις πλευρές του) από τον ποταμό Τάγο. Την οικοδόμησαν κέλτικα και ιβηρικά φύλα, την κατέκτησαν οι Ρωμαίοι και στην συνέχεια οι Βησιγότθοι. Έχει μία άκρως ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία, αλλά δεν είναι της παρούσης. Το Τολέδο έγινε ξακουστό -μεταξύ άλλων- για τα σπαθιά που κατασκεύαζε. Τα πρωτοχρησιμοποίησε ο Αννίβας και -μέσω αυτού- τα έμαθαν οι Ρωμαίοι εξοπλίζοντας τις λεγεώνες τους.

Toledo Steel ονομάζεται ένα Αγγλικό συγκρότημα που δημιουργήθηκε προ δεκαετίας. Αυτοχαρακτηρίζεται κάπως έτσι: «Hard hitting, high energy traditional heavy metal from Southampton». Δηλώνει ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι: Judas Priest, Accept, Saxon, Scorpions, Deep Purple κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo, δύο EPs, μία συλλογή και έναν "ολοκληρωμένον" δίσκο. Ο δεύτερος είναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "Heading for the Fire" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί κα κυκλοφορήσει σε λίγες ημέρες (σε βινύλιο το νέο έτος, στις 22 Απριλίου 2022)...

Band: Toledo Steel
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Bournemouth/Southampton, England
Formed in: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Women, Metal
Years active: 2011-present

Video: "On the Loose"
Album: "Heading for the Fire"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 22nd, 2021
Label: Dissonance Productions
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. On the Loose
2. Into the Unknown
3. Writing’s on the Wall
4. Smoke and Mirrors
5. No Time to Lose
6. Wicked Woman
7. Rituals by the Firelight
8. Last Rites

Band members:
Matt Dobson - Drums, Vocals (backing)
Rich Rutter - Vocals
Felix Dock - Bass
Tom Potter - Guitars

Miscellaneous staff:
Mike Taylor - Producer
Olof Wikstrand - Mixing, Mastering
Andrej Bartulović - Cover art
Charis Bagioki - Photography

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Memory Garden - "1349" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Memory Garden "1349"
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από οκτώ (και πλέον) χρόνια για τους (θεούς) Memory Garden. Ο διάδοχος του album "Doomain" (Απρίλιος 2013) και έκτος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Σουηδών power doom metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "1349" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα του τελευταίου μήνα του έτους...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Memory Garden's sixth studio album "1349" is set for release on December 17th, 2021. The album is mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and the artwork is created once again by the mighty Hjules Illustration and Design (Destruction, Grave Digger, Annihilator, Stratovarius).

Guest artists such as Niklas Stålvind (Wolf), Josefin Bäck (the original voice of "Marion" from the first demo in 1993!) and Göran "Freddy" Fredrikson (medieval instruments) contribute to this album, that will offer a sufficient dose of Swedish powerdoom-metal.

"1349" is a conceptual album and the storyline covers both fact and fiction, taking place during the pandemic years of the black plague. "Stefan and I were talking about how the new songs were coming together nicely, and he told me he really wanted the album to carry a concept", states drummer Tom Björn.

"We started contemplating different themes that could fit our music, and we both got hooked on the black plague. A very dark and tragic period of history... We drew some guidelines, or a few key words for the concept, and after that I developed the story incorporating a few facts with the fictive elements. It's not a linear timeline throughout the album, but a few songs are connected by the same character and happen in the correct order. Some things have to be read between the lines though".

"Unrestrained was initially meant to be on the album as well, but somewhere during the process we felt it wouldn't fit in", says Tom Björn. "It ended up as a nice bonus instead, without any relevance to the album lyrics wise and the topic here is of a more philosophical nature". As for the previously unreleased demo tracks, Tom adds: "The demos were recorded in studio Bunker in Kumla 1993 sometime, with the original line-up. We don't know why none of these songs ever made it to an album, they were just forgotten about".

But they will definitely add a historical value for the fans of Memory Garden. Memory Garden were formed in 1992 in Sweden, recording demo and EP releases (including "Forever", one of the finest EPs in metal history) until 1996 where their debut full-length album "Tides" shocked the Doom Metal world.

A technical, crushing and powerful album that paved the way for the future, with Memory Garden joining Metal Blade Records releasing the albums "Verdict of Posterity" (1998) and "Mirage" (2000). At that point, Memory Garden were already hailed as one of the leading forces of the Power/Doom Metal field.

And while time and tide wait for no man, they kept the course releasing "Carnage Carnival" (2008) and "Doomain" (2013). Eight years later, Swedish powerdoom-metal is ready to strike again with a new album that will shock the scene.»

Band: Memory Garden
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Kumla, Örebro
Formed in: 1992
Genre: Power/Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Death, Depression, Doom
Years active: 1992-present

Video: "1349"
Created by: Heavy Groove Media
Album: "1349"
Type: Full length
Release date: December 17th, 2021
Label: No Remorse Records
Format: CD, CD (Limited edition digipak), 2 vinyls, Digital

Track listing:
01. Shallow Waters
02. Pariah
03. Distrust
04. Rivers Run Black
05. The Flagellants
06. The Messenger
07. The Empiric
08. 1349
09. Blood Moon

Vinyl records and limited digipak include the bonus tracks:
10. Unrestrained
11. Heart Of The Dark (Demo 1993)
12. Legions Of The Lost (Demo 1993)
13. Up From The Ashes (Demo 1993)

Band members:
Stefan Berglund - Vocals, backing vocals
Tom Björn - Drums, piano, backing vocals
Simon Johansson - Lead guitar
Johan Wängdahl - Bass, backing vocals
Andreas Mäkelä - Guitars (rhythm, melodic and acoustic), Backing vocals

Guest/Session:
Josefin Bäck - Vocals
Niklas Stålvind - Unknown
Göran "Freddy" Fredriksson - Medieval instruments

Miscellaneous staff:
Gyula Havancsák - Artwork
Dan Swanö - Mixing, Mastering

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Rhapsody of Fire - "Terial The Hawk" (audio)

Spread your wings
And fly away with me my sentry
Be my guide
The spirit animal through space and time

Terial was born in the wind
See through the clouds and wipe out the rain
Terial the Hawk made of ice
Brightens the darkness cause I fell from grace
v Tell me now
Will you forgive me for my murder?
The Holy man
Collateral damage of the master plan

Terial was born in the wind
See through the clouds and wipe out the rain
Terial the Hawk made of ice
Brightens the darkness cause I fell from grace

You diaphanous ancient
The holy protector of fate
Guide me I’m lost in my vengeance
We’ll be like the same thing
We’ll be like a wake in the sky

Terial was born in the wind
See through the clouds and wipe out the rain
Terial the Hawk made of ice
Light out the shadows and watch over me
The fallen wizard

Terial was born in the wind
See through the clouds and wipe out the rain
Terial the Hawk made of ice
Brightens the darkness cause I fell from grace


Ο δίσκος των Rhapsody of Fire "Glory For Salvation"
Δίσκος νούμερο δεκατρία (τυπικά νο14 αν υπολογίσουμε και το "Legendary Years" που περιείχε επανηχογραφήσεις παλαιότερων τραγουδιών τους) για τους Rhapsody (of Fire). Φέρει τον τίτλο "Glory for Salvation" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα τέλη του φθινοπώρου. Πρόκειται για τα δεύτερο δισκογραφικό "χτύπημα" των Ιταλών symphonic metallers μέσα στο 2021 μετά το ep "I'll Be Your Hero" που "βγήκε" στις αρχές του καλοκαιριού...

Band: Rhapsody of Fire
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Formed in: 1995
Genre: Symphonic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Epic battles, Tales
Years active: 1993-1995 (as Thundercross), 1995-2006 (as Rhapsody), 2006-present

Audio: "Terial The Hawk"
Album: "Glory for Salvation"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 26th, 2021
Label: AFM Records

Track listing:
01. Son of Vengeance 05:46
02. The Kingdom of Ice 04:25
03. Glory for Salvation 05:04
04. Eternal Snow 01:33
05. Terial the Hawk 04:49
06. Maid of the Secret Sand 05:07
07. Abyss of Pain II 10:44
08. Infinitae Gloriae 04:31
09. Magic Signs 04:52
10. I'll Be Your Hero 05:29
11. Chains of Destiny 03:55
12. Un'ode per l'eroe 04:51
13. La Esencia de un Rey 04:51

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Alcatrazz - "Nightwatch" (audio)

Ο δίσκος των Alcatrazz "V"
Το μακρινό 1983 ο (πρώην τραγουδιστής των Rainbow και Michael Schenker Group) Graham Bonnet δημιούργησε στο Los Angeles τους Alcatrazz, οι οποίοι συνεχίζουν (με... μεγάλα διαλείμματα) μέχρι τις ημέρες μας. Η πιο πρόσφατη επανένωσή τους έγινε το 2019 με δισκογραφικό αποτέλεσμα το πολύ καλό περσινό "Born Innocent".

Τον περασμένο Δεκέμβρη ο δημιουργός της μπάντας (Graham Bonnet) έμεινε εκτός Alcatrazz (με αποτέλεσμα να σχηματίσει τους Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz με τον Jeff Loomis στην κιθάρα) με τα υπόλοιπα μέλη να τον αντικαθιστούν με τον Doogie White (βλ. Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker Group, Tank, Cornerstone κλπ). Το αποτέλεσμα της συνεργασίας (δίσκος) κυκλοφορεί ήδη...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Alcatrazz's V, the new album featuring original members Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea, along with new vocalist Doogie White, drummer Mark Benquechea, and guitarist Joe Stump is OUT NOW!

Formed in 1983, Alcatrazz became famous for its blend of melodic and progressive rock and for introducing guitar heroes Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. Emerging in 1983 with No Parole from Rock 'n’ Roll, which featured the hit ‘Island in the Sun’, the band continued building popularity in 1985 with their sophomore effort, Disturbing the Peace, which contained the hit, ‘God Blessed Video’.

The band issued one more studio LP, 1986’s Dangerous Games, before ceasing operations the following year. The band regrouped and released highly acclaimed Born Innocent in 2020, their first studio album containing all-new material since 1986.

Both vintage and timeless, V treads the Alcatrazz textured-territories of old but with renewed vigor and verve. Whether it be the choral-echoes sitting inside the storming tempest which is ‘Nightwatch,’ the staunch, speedy melodic metal of ‘Turn Of The Wheel’ or the thick, bluesy chug of ‘House Of Lies,’ there is little doubt that this Alcatrazz is going full-tilt with not one ounce of a shackle holding them back. “The new album brings us full circle from our original roots to a modern much heavier version of all things Alcatrazz in 2021,” confirms Shea. “I feel great and I’m looking forward to the release of our new album with its heavy rocking metal sounds.”

Produced by Giles Lavery and Jimmy Waldo, and mixed by Andy Haller (Elton John, Joe Cocker and System of a Down), V also includes guest appearances from Saxon’s Nigel Glockler (drums on ‘Guardian Angel’ and ‘Blackheart’), Tank’s Cliff Evans (bass on ‘Grace of God’) and Donnie Van Stavern of Riot (bass on ‘Guardian Angel’, ‘Nightwatch’ and ‘Target’), underscoring how perennially popular Alcatrazz’s music remains with their peers.

And just in case you’re wondering what V stands for? Alcatrazz’s fifth studio album of course… but it also stands just as resolutely for Victory; the victory that sees Alcatrazz 2021 stronger than ever despite all the odds.»

Band: Alcatrazz
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Formed in: 1983
Genre: Heavy Metal/Shred
Years active: 1983-1987, 2007-2014, 2019-present

Audio: "Nightwatch"
Video: Track Commentary
Album: "V"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 15th, 2021

Track Listing:
01. Guardian Angel
02. Nightwatch
03. Sword Of Deliverance
04. Turn Of The Wheel
05. Blackheart
06. Grace Of God
07. Return To Nevermore
08. Target
09. Maybe Tomorrow
10. House Of Lies
11. Alice’s Eyes
12. Dark Day For My Soul

Band members:
Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards
Gary Shea - Bass
Doogie White - Lead Vocals
Joe Stump - Guitar
Mark Benquechea - Drums



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Metallica - "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Sacramento 2021)

Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside

Shouting gun, on they run through the endless gray
On they fight, for they’re right, yes, but who’s to say?

For a hill, men would kill. Why? They do not know
Stiffened wounds test their pride

Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look to the sky just before you die
It’s the last time you will

Blackened roar, massive roar, fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry

Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud

Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls


Λογότυπο των Metallica
Ένας Αμερικανός καθηγητής, ο Ρόμπερτ Τζόρνταν, εγκαταλείπει την ευκολία της ζωής του και την πατρίδα του και ταξιδεύει στην Ισπανία για να υπερασπιστεί την δημοκρατία στον (Ισπανικό) εμφύλιο πόλεμο. Πόλεμος, μάχες, έρωτας (με μία αντάρτισσα) και -εν τέλει- θάνατος για τον καθηγητή, ο οποίος υπάκουσε στην αίσθηση του καθήκοντος κι όχι στο ένστικτο της επιβίωσης ή τα προτάγματα της καρδιάς.

Αυτή είναι (σε πολύ γενικές γραμμές) η περίληψη του λογοτεχνικού έργου του Έρνεστ Χέμινγουεϊ "Για ποιον χτυπά η καμπάνα" ("For whom the bell tolls") που κυκλοφόρησε το 1940. Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο αποτέλεσε την έμπνευση για ένα από τα ωραιότερα τραγούδια που συνέθεσαν οι Metallica.

Το τραγούδι συμπεριλήφθηκε στον δεύτερο δίσκο της Αμερικάνικης μπάντας "Ride the Lightning" (τρίτο τραγούδι της πρώτης πλευράς του βινυλίου), που κυκλοφόρησε τον Ιούλιο του 1984. Στην παρούσα ανάρτηση θα δούμε τους Metallica να το αποδίδουν "ζωντανά" προ ημερών (8 Οκτωβρίου) στο Aftershock Festival στο Σακραμέντο...

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Hard Disk Drive - "Fragile Innocence" (audio)

Stars falling down my way
I cannot pass through
I'm on the Reaper's boat
Incects walking in my throat

Filling my mouth with dirt
I get into my tomb
My heart is pounding fast
This journey never lasts

In the coffin of my dreams
Life and death seem the same
I don't know how to stay alive
I don't know how I'm dying

Like the ashes of a dead star
My body blown away
Everything disappeared in time
In a moment of nothingness

I am descending into darkness
And my sould gets dark
My blood is freezing in my veins
I am driving to instanity

Innocence, so fragile
Life, so fake
Eveything is lost
My blood becomes a rain


Ο δίσκος των Hard Disk Drive "Immortal Nightmares"
Hard Disk Drive: Ελληνικό heavy metal σχήμα, το οποίο μας έρχεται από τους Γαργαλιάνους Μεσσηνίας. Δημιουργήθηκαν το φθινόπωρο του 2010 αρχικά ως μπάντα διασκευών, αλλά σύντομα άρχισαν να συνθέτουν το δικό τους υλικό. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δύο EPs ("Sadistic Leader" 2015, "Whispers over the Sky" 2020) κι ένα single ("Lockdown Sorrow" 2020), με τον πρώτο τους "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο να φέρει τον τίτλο "Immortal Nightmares" και να κυκλοφορεί ήδη (σε ψηφιακή μορφή)...

Band: Hard Disk Drive
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Messinia
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2010-present

Audio: "Fragile Innocence"
Written by: Dinos Fil. / Thanos K. / Paris Ch.
Lyrics by: Dinos Fil.
Album: "Immortal Nightmares"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 4th, 2021
Format: Digital

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Signum Draconis - "Whirlwind Of Lovers" (lyric video)

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

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

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

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

Ο αρχικός τίτλος του έργου ήταν "Κωμωδία". Ο όρος "Θεία" προστέθηκε μεταγενέστερα όταν το αποκάλεσε με αυτό τον τρόπο ο Βοκάκιος. Η μελοποίηση της "Θείας Κωμωδίας" αποτελεί το έργο με το οποίο ασχολούνται οι Signum Draconis, οι οποίοι θα κυκλοφορήσουν τον Νοέμβριο το πρώτο μέρος της τριλογίας υπό τον τίτλο "The Divine Comedy: Inferno".

Στην πραγμάτωση του έργου συμμετέχει μία πλειάδα καλεσμένων τραγουδιστών - μουσικών όπως ο Mark Boals (ex-Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, ex-Royal Hunt κλπ), ο Ben Jackson (Crimson Glory) ή ο Oleg Smirnoff (Eldritch, Labÿrinth)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Rockshots Records announces they will be releasing on November 12th, 2021, Signum Draconis' heavy metal opera of Inferno, from The Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri.

Featuring 17 songs by the band all sung in English, the double CD album is the first in a triptych of the complete work of Dante's magnum opus with Purgatory and Paradise to follow, and will also feature duets with selected special guest vocalists, narrations of selected chants, and an orchestral accompaniment by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

"Chant III of Inferno, one of the best-known chants in the entire Divine Comedy, reflects the moment in which Dante and Virgilio arrive at the gate of Hell and read those famous words as a warning written on the door.

These verses were treated with special interest, the weight falling and leaving the absolute prominence to the classical orchestra. As a curiosity, the inspiration for the creation of the melody for the intro, I have to say that it caught me by surprise in my free time and since it seemed perfect I was forced to write it on a napkin. During the song we will be able to listen to another duet, this time carried out by our singer Max Morelli in the character of ‘Dante’ and Mr. Mark Boals as ‘Virgil’.

At the end of the song, ‘Charon’ the ferryman enters the scene, played by our guest star Mr. Ben Jackson, who everyone will surely remember as the guitarist of the mythical band Crimson Glory
" adds guitarist Oscar Grace.

Signum Draconis takes their name from the medieval knights' Order of the Dragon, and has opted for a classic 80s-influenced metal sound in homage to the rock and metal icons that inspired them to be musicians, and aim to produce a truly musical, timeless and epic recording that will absorb and reward from repeated and dedicated listening. Guitarist and composer Oscar Grace reflects on the history of the project:

"The story of Signum Draconis can be said to begin in 2010, after two years crossing what felt like a personal hell, I was sitting in my car gazing at the sky when a message came to me as it were, a vision clear as day: ‘Put The Divine Comedy to music!’

At that moment Signum Draconis was born. I returned home immediately and hunted out an old copy of Dante’s masterpiece I had owned for years and began furiously reading. Two full years of study and research followed, reading and re-reading all three books many times and even traveling to Florence to visit the 13th Century poet’s own house, trying to envisage what it would have been like to be him and the world in which he lived his story.

It took two years to extract the parts that would form the material for the songs, and a further year working with my good friend Frederick Pollock to compose the lyrics, bringing to each song its own meaning whilst maintaining the thread that binds all the songs together, at all times remaining faithful to the source and paying the utmost respect to the poet Dante with regards to the correct register with perfect meter and rhyme in English.

I believe Dante’s Inferno perfectly suits the musical style of Heavy Metal, but given the epic scale and cultural importance of Dante’s books, I wanted to bring something else to the music, something that lent grandeur and elegance, and to that end, I began to write parts for a symphony orchestra, in an old-fashioned way, with a fountain pen and sheet music and no new technology to guide my hand."


Overall, this project took four years to compose the music for the band as well as the orchestra and along the way Oscar Grace searched for the companions who would join him on this voyage of grand musical ambitions.

The first was Francesco Micieli, the drummer with whom he had already worked on other projects, then Max Morelli to be the voice of the band, and later on, after an arduous search, Oscar Grace found Filippo Martignano for keyboards and Stefano Antonelli on bass.

Once all the compositions were finished the band set about recording in the Domination Studio of San Marino, taking advantage of the experience and professionalism of Simone Mularoni as a sound technician.

For the recording of the orchestral parts, Signum Draconis chose to work with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, having spoken with the director, David Hernando Rico, who helped them enormously and who showed such enthusiasm for the music and the project overall.»

Band: Signum Draconis
Lyric video: "Whirlwind Of Lovers"
Album: "The Divine Comedy: Inferno"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 12th, 2021
Label: Rockshots Records

Track Listing - CD1:
01. In the Midway of Life’s Journey (5:14)
02. The Mission of Virgil (3:44)
03. Gate of Hell (Arrival of Charon) (5:58)
04. The Borderland (4:48)
05. Whirlwind of Lovers (5:11)
06. Under Eternal Rain (4:50)
07. To the Edge of Stygian Lagoon (4:45)
08. Regnum Dite (2:36)
09. Burning Graves (5:50)
10. Phlegethon (The Bloody River) (6:00)
11. Forest of Suicides (5:48)
12. Firestorm (6:11)

Track Listing - CD2:
13. On Geryon’s Back (1:10)
14. Ten Moats of Damnation (Interlude: The Ulysses' Chant) (11:31)
15. In Hands of Titans (5:28)
16. Cocytus (The Ice Terror) (8:28)
17. Lucifer (7:46)

Band line up:
Max Morelli (Vocals)
Oscar Grace (Guitars)
Filippo Martignano (Keyboards)
Stefano Antonelli (Bass)
Francesco Micieli (Drums)

Special guests include:
Renato Carrozzo as Storyteller
Chiara Manese as Beatrice
Mark Boals as Virgil
Ben Jackson as Charon
Ksenia Glonty as Francesca
Luca Paolini as Pluto
Andrea Ranfa as Brunetto Latini
Frederick Pollock as Ulysses
Simone Mularoni as Nimrod 'The Titan'
Oleg Smirnoff as Count Ugolino

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Crazy Lixx - "Rise Above" (video)

I got strength, determination
And the courage to believe
And I can’t hold back any longer
There’s a call to every nation
For all the world to see
Who’s got the will, the heart, the hunger

I know, when the storm winds blow
That’s when the flames reach higher

To the rhythm of thunder
To the sound of the raging fire
We’re born to rise above
To the rhythm of thunder
In the face of the greatest power
We’re born to rise above

It’s the king of competitions
For the soldiers of the street
There’ll be no judge, there ain’t no jury
Pain before submission, death before defeat
To reach beyond the final fury

I feel, it’s my destiny
Gonna’ be the last survivor

Gotta’ be the last man standing
To endure the final round
To show the world I’ve got the power

I know, that I have to go
To face the hardest trial


Ο δίσκος των Crazy Lixx "Street Lethal"
Ο έβδομος "στουντιακός" (και όγδοος συνολικά) δίσκος των Crazy Lixx είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Forever Wild" (Μάιος 2019) των Σουηδών hard rockers τιτλοφορείται "Street Lethal" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στις αρχές Νοεμβρίου.

Οι Crazy Lixx μας έρχονται από την Σουηδία, δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 17 χρόνια κι αναφέρουν ως επιρροές μπάντες / καλλιτέχνες όπως οι Guns 'N' Roses, Aerosmith, Kiss, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Motley Crue...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx's new album, "Street Lethal" on November 5, 2021. The LP version of "Street Lethal" is a 180g, yellow vinyl in gatefold sleeve that is exclusive to the label's webstores. Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Bio: «Swedish Hard Rock / Hair Metal band Crazy Lixx carries the torch of Rock ‘n’ Roll with pride. Since their album debut in 2007, the band has been enthralling crowds with their unique brand of 80’s Hard Rock. Noted as one of the last standing bands of ‘The New Wave of Swedish Sleaze’, Crazy Lixx are pioneers of Sweden’s rock music scene in their own right.

With over a decade of experience and now finally with a stable line-up, the band has under their belt six full-length studio albums and one live album including “New Religion” (2010), “Ruff Justice” (2017) and “Sound Of The LIVE Minority”(2016). Crazy Lixx’s most recent and sixth studio album “Forever Wild” (2019) comprises of 10-tracks of instant hair metal awesomeness.

Rendering the pure nostalgia of 80’s arena hard rock, mixed wit a bit of action movie themes, “Forever Wild” packed with impressive guitar solos, memorable hooks and catchy choruses, big drums and defining riffs became an instant Hair Metal masterpiece.

Influenced by Rock giants such as KISS, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, RATT, Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi, the band etched their signature style. Bridging a lasting connection with old and new audiences alike, the band continues to produce energetic live performances across Europe.

Hungry and ready to unleash, Crazy Lixx pushes onward with the line-up of: Danny Rexon (Vocals), Joél Cirera (Drums), Jens Anderson (Bass), Chrisse Olsson (Guitar) and Jens Lundgren (Guitar).»

Band: Crazy Lixx
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Malmö
Genres: Hard rock, glam metal
Years active: 2002-present

Video: "Rise Above"
Album: "Street Lethal"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 5th, 2021
Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l.

Track listing:
01. Enter The Dojo
02. Rise Above
03. Anthem For America
04. The Power
05. Reach Out
06. Final Fury
07. Street Lethal
08. Caught Between The Rock N' Roll
09. In The Middle Of Nothing
10. One Fire - One Goal
11. Thief In The Night

Band members:
Danny Rexon - Vocals
Jens Anderson - Bass
Joél Cirera - Drums
Chrisse Olsson - Guitar
Jens Lundgren - Guitar

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British Lion - "Bible Black" (video)

Make my world a better place
See the truth in your face
Pick me up when I fall to the floor
I have waited all my life
There’s been times when I have cried
The last rites but I came back for more
Black as the bible black as the crow
Black as the sadness we all know
Let’s the life we know spin way out of control
Want to hear the words from your mouth again
See the smile on your face again
Feel the warmth rise up from within
Call my name it is destiny
All things must change
Is this the end
In my universe I’ll find you again
If I die before you grow
There’s one thing you need to know
You are my world I’ll never let you go
Always been a lion deep within
Bullets penetrate my skin
Try to brainwash me to the point of no return
If I disguise my pain
Act on weakness for your gain
Then I realize destiny’s my own
And you and me we’re the same
Got the fire deep within
Don’t ever let it slip away

Call my name it is destiny
All things must change
Is this the end
In my universe I’ll find you again
It is hard to comprehend
To want to leave your home and your friends
For a better life and who are we to judge
On a boat that’s bound for peace
Run aground on a storm unleashed
Hear the cries an ironic twist of fate
As I look down from this plane
We run around like ants enraged
There are wonders that no one can explain
I bring myself back down to earth
I’ve been driven by my birth
And faith with guide me to the truth
Call my name it is destiny
All things must change
Is this the end
In my universe I’ll find you again
Save my soul
Take a lesson and learn how to grow
Is this the end
In my universe I’ll find you again


Το βίντεο των British Lion για το "The Burning" από το album "The Burning"
Το 2012 ο μπασίστας των Iron Maiden, Steve Harris, κυκλοφόρησε ένα single κι ένα album, μόνος του (εκτός Maiden δηλαδή) με τον ίδιο τίτλο "British Lion". Τελικά του άρεσε το εγχείρημα και δημιούργησε το προσωπικό του σχήμα με όνομα τον τίτλο εκείνου του δίσκου.

Πέρυσι επέστρεψε δισκογραφικά με τους British Lion μετά από επτά χρόνια. Ο διάδοχος του "British Lion" φέρει τον τίτλο "The Burning" και "βγήκε" στις αρχές του προηγούμενου έτους. Όσον αφορά τα υπόλοιπα μέλη της μπάντας θα ήθελα να κάνω μία μικρή αναφορά στον drummer.

Πρόκειται για τον Simon Dawson, ο οποίος έπαιξε τύμπανα στο "μυθικό" album των Deep Switch "Nine Inches of God" που κυκλοφόρησε το μακρινό 1986...

Band: British Lion
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: London, England
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
Years active: 2012-present

Video: "Bible Black"
Song written by: Taylor, Hawkins, Harris
Filmed and edited by: Ryan Titley
Footage of Richard Taylor filmed by: Cameron Taylor

Album: "The Burning"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 17th, 2020
Label: Parlophone
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls, Digital

Track listing:
01. City of Fallen Angels
02. The Burning
03. Father Lucifer
04. Elysium
05. Lightning
06. Last Chance
07. Legend
08. Spit Fire
09. Land of the Perfect People
10. Bible Black
11. Native Son

Band members:
Steve Harris - Bass
Simon Dawson - Drums
Grahame Leslie - Guitars
David Hawkins - Guitars, Keyboards
Richard Taylor - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Tony Newton - Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Steve Harris - Recording, Mixing, Mastering

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Motörhead - "I Don’t Believe A Word" (video)

Don't talk to me, I don't believe a word
Don't try to make me feel alright
All the love in all the world
Is not enough to save my soul tonight

Don't be my friend, I'm not a fool
Don't talk of things that we cannot see
When all the ones that sing the blues
Sometimes I think of how it used to be

I have seen the Devil laugh
I have seen God turn His face away
I have nothing left to lose
I have nothing left to say

I have seen the sky turn black
I have seen the seas run dry
I have nothing that is yours
I have nothing now that is not mine

Don't look at me, your eyes are cold and hard
Don't wonder that I turn to you
All the grief in all the world
Is not enough to make me comfort you

Don't tell me lies, I'm not a dog
Don't talk of love, it seems to me
All the people that we rob
Sometimes I think of how they used me

I have seen the fires of Hell
I have seen Angels with flaming swords
I have nothing that is mine
That I have much that could be yours

I have seen the eye of God (Silence)
I have heard lies that are true (Don't believe a word)
I have nothing for myself (Silence)
I have nothing I would give to you (Don't believe a word)

Don't say that word, I know it's only fools
Who do not know their fate is just
All the justice in the world
Is not enough to buy my faith and trust

Don't make that face, I won't be pleased
Don't make a sideshow of yourself
All the people we released
Sometimes I think you're someone else

I have been where none have been (Silence)
In the empty howling rooms (Don't believe a word)
I have everything I need (Silence)
I have everything you stand to lose

I have seen the diamond worlds (Silence)
I have seen the shape of space (Don't believe a word)
I have nothing but the world (Silence)
I have nothing to take its place (Don't believe a word)

I don't believe a word I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word
I don't believe a word


Ο δίσκος των Motörhead "Everything Louder Forever"
Ίσως δεν το πιστεύετε όμως οι Motörhead έχουν κυκλοφορήσει (ούτε μία, ούτε δύο, ούτε τρεις, αλλά...) 68 συλλογές!!! Ε λοιπόν, ετοιμασθείτε για την 69η (και δεύτερη μετά την -προ εξαετίας- διάλυση της μπάντας).

Φέρει τον τίτλο "Everything Louder Forever - The Very Best Of", αναμένεται σε λίγες ημέρες με το δελτίο τύπου να αναφέρει σχετικά με το album - συλλογή και το βίντεο του (εκπληκτικού) τραγουδιού "I Don’t Believe A Wordh":

«I Don’t Believe A Word appears on the album Overnight Sensation and features the line-up for Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee. Originally released on 15th October 1996 on SPV, it was produced by Howard Benson.»

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: "I Don’t Believe A Word"
Album: "Everything Louder Forever - The Very Best Of"
Type: Compilation
Release date: October 29th, 2021
Label: BMG
Format: 2CD, 2LP

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Enuff Z'Nuff - "Back In The USSR" (The Beatles cover)

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way, the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Yeah)

Been away so long, I hardly knew the place
Gee, it's good to be back home
Leave it til' tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey, disconnect the phone

I'm back in the U.S.S.R
You don't know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the U.S
Back in the U.S
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind
Oh, come on!

Yeah, I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are, boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mind

Oh show me round your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm

I'm back in the U.S.S.R. (Hey)
You don't know how lucky you are, boys
Back in the U.S.S.R

Oh, let me tell you, honey
Hey, I'm back, I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey, it's so good to be home
Yeah, back in the U.S.S.R.


Ο δίσκος των Enuff Z'Nuff "Hardrock Nite"
Γύρω από τον (μουσικό) πλανήτη των Beatles κινείται (ως δορυφόρος) το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Enuff Z'Nuff, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Hardrock Nite" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα του επόμενου μήνα.

Τα δέκα τραγούδια του album είναι είτε διασκευές σε τραγούδια των Beatles, είτε διασκευές τραγουδιών μελών των Beatles (από την προσωπική τους καριέρα ή κάποιων άλλων groups - projects που είχαν). Οι Enuff Z'Nuff υπάρχουν στον πλανήτη της rock μουσικής από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα και δισκογραφούν από το 1989...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Enuff Z’Nuff's fondness for the legendary rock 'n roll band The Beatles has been more than well documented over the years. The band, now led by co-founder Chip Z'Nuff, have finally decided to go all in on that fandom and have announced the release of “Enuff Z’Nuff’s Hardrock Nite", a covers album of some of their favorite Beatles songs as well as songs from Beatles’ members post-Beatles bands.

The album will be released on November 12, 2021. On "Enuff Z'Nuff's Hardrock Nite", the band offers their reinterpretation of tracks from the world famous Liverpool musician's repertoire with no samples, no synthesizers, no wizards behind the curtain, just four cats in the studio paying respect to their heroes.

"Enuff Z’Nuff’s Hardrock Nite" is a colorful Cadillac Escalade driving 100 mph on the freeway without rules or regulation and just livin' the dream. When the band first emerged on the wider scene, Enuff Z’Nuff were acclaimed as rock’s 'Next Big Thing'.

They were power-pop princes in glam-metal clothing and aptly described as The Beatles and Cheap Trick combined and reinvented for late 80’s US hard rock musical landscape. Long-time fans of the band have yearned, begged, and wished for a Beatles covers album from the band and now, finally, Enuff Z’ Nuff pay tribute to their main inspiration and musical heroes with "Enuff Z’Nuff’s Hardrock Nite" in their own inimitable and rocking fashion. Enjoy the ride!»

Bio: «Enuff Z’nuff are the living, breathing example of what a rock / pop group should be. The band was formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois. Its first release, Fingers On It, gave the band some initial recognition when the track was featured in the 1986 cult movie, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

By 1989, original members, Chip Z'Nuff and Donnie Vie, were joined by guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vikki Foxx. The band had signed with Atco/Atlantic Records that same year and released their debut self-titled album. The album spawned two singles that were to change the course of the bands history, New Thing and Fly High Michelle.

Both songs were played constantly on radio, and gained heavy rotation on MTV spending over 60 weeks in the top 10. 1991 saw the band release its follow up, Strength. The album had more of a rock overtone, and following its release, the band became regulars on shows like David Letterman and Howard Stern and was featured in Rolling Stone’s hot issue as ‘the next big thing'.

In 1993 the band left Atco records and moved to Arista, releasing the album, Animals With Human Intelligence. The album gained lots of critical acclaim, and prior to its release, Vikki Foxx was replaced by new drummer Ricky Parent.

Still a major force after 20+ albums, Enuff Z’nuff still has a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries. With the addition of longtime guitarist: Tory Stoffregen, former Enuff Z'nuff singer/guitarist: Alex Kane, and Chicago native: Daniel Benjamin Hill, the band continues to tour and record relentlessly.»

Band: Enuff Z'Nuff
Country of origin: United States
Location: Blue Island, Illinois
Formed in: 1984
Genre: Hard Rock
Years active: 1984-present

Video: "Back In The USSR"
Video by: Wayne Joyner
Album: "Hardrock Nite"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 12th, 2021
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. Magical Mystery Tour
02. Cold Turkey
03. Eleanor Rigby
04. Live And Let Die
05. Dear Prudence
06. Helter Skelter
07. Jet
08. Revolution
09. Back In The U.S.S.R.
10. With A Little Help From My Friends

Band members:
Chip Z’Nuff - vocals, bass
Tony Fennell - guitar
Tory Stoffregen - guitar
Daniel Benjamin Hill - drums

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Deep Purple - "7 And 7 Is" (Love cover)

When I was a boy I thought
About the times I'd be a man
I'd sit inside a bottle
And pretend that I was in a can
In my lonely room I'd sit my mind
In an ice cream cone
You can throw me if you wanna
Cause I'm a bone and I go
Oop-ip-ip oop-ip-ip, yeah!

If I don't start cryin'
It's because that I have got no eyes
My father's in the fireplace
And my dog lies hypnotized
Through a crack of light
I was unable to find my way
Trapped inside a night
But I'm a day and I go
Oop-ip-ip oop-ip-ip, yeah!


Ο δίσκος των Deep Purple "Turning To Crime"
Album διασκευών είναι το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Deep Purple. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Turning To Crime" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στα τελειώματα του επόμενου μήνα. Το εναρκτήριο τραγούδι ("7 And 7 Is") αποτελεί σύνθεση του Arthur Lee για λογαριασμό της μπάντας του (Love). Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε ως single τον Ιούλιο του 1966 (με το "No. Fourteen" στην δεύτερη πλευρά του βινυλίου) και ως μέρος του δίσκου "Da Capo" που "βγήκε" λίγους μήνες αργότερα (Νοέμβριος 1966)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Deep Purple release the video of “7 And 7 Is” on October 13th. Their first single of their upcoming studio album "Turning To Crime" out November 26th. With strong tailwind from last year's chart leading album "Whoosh!", Deep Purple surprises with new album "Turning To Crime" and new single "7 And 7 Is".

The new album, released by earMUSIC, will reach the worldwide community of Deep Purple loyal fans only 15 months after Deep Purple‘s latest studio album "Whoosh!", an album saluted by prestigious chart achievements (3rd consecutive #1 in Germany, as well as well as #4 in the UK) and acclaimed by critics who praised the creative strength of a band that continues evolving with every release.

“Turning to Crime” is the first studio album by Deep Purple entirely made of songs not written by the band and previously recorded by other artists. The "time trilogy", consisting of "NOW What?!", "inFinite" and "Whoosh!" (2013, 2017 and 2020) have sold over 1 million albums, topped the charts 11 times and achieved more than 40 Top 10 positions worldwide.

Producer and friend Bob Ezrin, who worked with Deep Purple on the previous albums forming the “trilogy", was once again an important part of the new studio work.»

Band: Deep Purple
Country of origin: England
Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire
Formed in: 1968
Genre: Hard Rock
Years active: 1968-1976, 1984-present

Video: "7 And 7 Is"
Album: "Turning To Crime"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 26th, 2021
Label: earMusic

Track listing:
01. 7 And 7 Is (Love)
02. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey "Piano" Smith)
03. Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac)
04. Jenny Take A Ride! (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheel)
05. Watching The River Flow (Bob Dylan)
06. Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones)
07. Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
08. Shapes of Things (The Yardbirds)
09. The Battle Of New Orleans (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton)
10. Lucifer (Bob Seger System)
11. White Room (Cream)
12. Caught In The Act (Medley)
➥ I. Going Down (Freddie King)
➥ II. Green Onions (Booker T. and the M.G.’s)
➥ III. Hot ‘Lanta (The Allman Brothers Band)
➥ IV. Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin)
➥ V. Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Spencer Davis Group)

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Thomas Carlsen's Transmission - "Still Life" (Iron Maiden cover)

[Spoken Intro]

Dnatsrednu t'nod uoy sgniht htiw leddem t'nod, ecnob eerht eht htiw gni't eht dias oh tahw

Take a look in the pool and what do you see?
In the dark depths there, faces beckoning me
Can't you see them?
It's plain for all to see
They were there, oh I know you don't believe me

Oh, I've never felt so strange
But I'm not going insane

I've no doubt that you think I'm off of my head
You don't say but it's in your eyes instead
Hours I spend out just gazing into that pool
Something draws me there, I don't know what to do

Oh, they drain my strength away
Oh, they're asking me to stay

Nightmares, spirits calling me
Nightmares, they won't leave me be

All my life's blood is slowly draining away
And I feel that I'm weaker every day
Somehow I know I haven't long to go
Joining them at the bottom of the pool

Now, I feel they are so near
I begin to see them clear

Nightmares coming all the time
Nightmares will give me peace of mind

Now it's clear and I know what I have to do
I must take you down there to look at them too
Hand in hand then we'll jump right into that pool
Can't you see?
Not just me, they want you too

Oh, we'll drown together
It will be forever

Nightmares, forever calling me
Nightmares, now we rest in peace


Ο δίσκος των Transmission  "Redemption"
Οι Transmission είναι το προσωπικό σχήμα του Νορβηγού μουσικού Thomas Carlsen, ο οποίος έχει αναλάβει τα πάντα (πλην φωνητικών). Το ντεμπούτο των Thomas Carlsen's Transmission είναι ep πέντε τραγουδιών (τέσσερα δικά τους συν μία διασκευή σε Iron Maiden). Φέρει τον τίτλο "Redemption" και κυκλοφόρησε (σε πρώτη φάση σε ψηφιακή μορφή) στα τελειώματα του καλοκαιριού...

Δελτίο τύπου: «"Redemption" is the debut EP by Thomas Carlsen's Transmission. It contains four original tracks, and a cover version of Iron Maiden's 1983 classic, "Still Life". For the EP, Carlsen recruited fellow Norwegian Marius Danielsen, from the power metal band Legend of Valley Doom, to perform vocals.»

Band: Thomas Carlsen's Transmission
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Nordland
Genre: Heavy Metal

Audio: "Still Life"
Music and lyrics: David Michael Murray, Stephen Percy Harris
Album: "Redemption"
Type: EP
Release date: August 20th, 2021
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Track listing:
1. Cloudbursting (instr) 02:48
2. Redemption 05:16
3. Fallen from Grace 04:44
4. Still Life (Iron Maiden cover) 04:36
5. Hard Line 02:54

Band members: Thomas Carlsen - All instruments
Guest/Session: Marius Danielsen - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Marius Danielsen - Mixing, Mastering
Brian Thuringer - Logo
Nele Diel - Artwork

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Cherokee - "Just One Summer Long" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Cherokee "Blood & Gold"
Αν τους ακούσεις νομίζεις πως προέρχονται από τα τέλη της δεκαετίας του εβδομήντα ή τις αρχές του ογδόντα. Παρόλα αυτά είναι νέο συγκρότημα, προ επταετίας δημιουργήθηκε. Ο λόγος για τους Cherokee. Γερμανικό συγκρότημα από την Κολωνία.

Ως προς το μουσικό τους ύφος; Εκείνο το... αρχαίο 70ς μονοπάτι που το hard rock "μεταλλάσσεται" σε heavy metal. Hard & heavy στην πρωτόλεια μορφή του. Protometal (crossover το λέγαμε κάποτε). Τον τελευταίο φθινοπωρινό μήνα θα κυκλοφορήσει και το ντεμπούτο των Cherokee υπό τον τίτλο "Blood & Gold"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Dying Victims Productions is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of Germany’s Cherokee, Blood and Gold, on CD and double-LP vinyl formats. Hailing from Cologne, Cherokee was founded in 2014.

Several lineup changes occurred until the first lineup was complete - guitarists Simon Siantidis and Alexander Beda Maria Kleusch, bassist Fabian Albert Dey, drummer Fabian Kampa, and vocalist Katharina Heldt - which recorded two demos, Ridin’ Free (2015) and Mother Nature’s Child (2016).

Following the second demo, Heldt departed the band. In 2017, vocalist Laura Vesprini joins Cherokee, and together the EP Wakan Tanka NIci Un Ep was recorded at Sculpt Sound Studio by Laurent Teubl (Chapel of Disease) and released in 2018. Many gigs followed, the band truly finding their latent power onstage, and in 2019 did a successful mini-tour commence with Canadian compatriots Freeways.

But, that power was only simmering... Indeed, it explodes across Cherokee’s literally massive debut album, Blood and Gold. Comprising 15 songs in 75 action-packed minutes - truly, a double-album like the old days - Blood and Gold is the culmination of over a year’s work of writing, recording, mixing, and mastering.

More importantly, this recorded document is the grandest statement of the Cherokee aesthetic: moody, dynamic, and storytelling HARD ROCK chiseled from the stone of the ‘70s. Each song here is its own experience, its own heartstrings-pulling sensation and fist-shaking anthem.

Although a handful of ‘em are re-recorded/finessed versions of earlier songs, it’s a foregone conclusion that these are the definitive issue: Cherokee wanted something special for their debut album and simply could not decide which songs to cut, and thus did thus they settle for a 15-song double-album.

For them, it is honest, handmade guitar-driven music, a perfect mix of hard rock and blues, fun and power. The soundtrack for any situation in life, be it on your way to work, the soundtrack to an antisocial drinking night, road trips to festivals in the middle of nowhere - to cure post festival depression, or to spice up your next visit to grandma’s house - Blood and Gold is the sonic travelogue to get you there and get you feeling GOOD.

If you feel good to the immortal Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash, UFO, and Dire Straits or modern antecedents like the aforementioned Freeways, Sandstorm, Haunt, Midnight Prey, and Savage Master, then Cherokee are guaranteed to be your new favorite band - and Blood and Gold your new favorite record(s)!»

Band: Cherokee
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Cologne
Formed in: 2014
Genre: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Violence
Years active: 2014-present

Video: "Just One Summer Long"
Album: "Blood & Gold"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 19th, 2021
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Format: CD, 2 vinyls, Digital

Track listing:
01. Bill Pullman
02. My Sweet Tulip
03. Just One Summer Long
04. Il Grande Silenzio
05. Ride By Night
06. Sigourney
07. Song For RG
08. The Nightingale And The Red Rose
09. Rite Of Peyote
10. Malinche
11. Mother Natures Child
12. Ridin Free
13. To Destroy Life
14. Following My Blues
15. Warriors Of The Rainbow

Band members:
Laura Vesprini - Vocals
Fabian Albert Dey - Bass
Alexander Beda Maria Kleusch - Guitar
Fabian Kampa - Drums
Simon Siantidis - Guitar

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Book Of Numbers - "White Turns Black to Grey" (video)

With her loving eyes,
Brightens up my skies
In a wicked world today,
White turns black to grey
With her loving heart,
Can't stand to be a part
In a wicked world today,
White turns black to grey

Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever, forever, forever

With her I'm ensnared,
From her gentle care
In a wicked world today,
White turns black to grey

Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever (and ever and ever)

I have seen past the darkness
I am dancing in the light

With her I am free,
Forever eternity,
In a wicked world today
Black turns white to grey,
Forever, and ever

Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever (and ever)


Ο δίσκος των Book Of Numbers "Magick"
Οι Book Of Numbers μας έρχονται από την Αριζόνα. Power doom metal μπάντα, η οποία σχηματίσθηκε προ διετίας κι αναφέρει ως επιρροές τους Ozzy, Dio, Sabbath και Rainbow. Το ντεμπούτο της τιτλοφορείται "Magick" και κυκλοφόρησε προ διμήνου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «From the heat of the desert southwestern United States comes Book Of Numbers. The group is a Power Doom Metal band in the vein of Ozzy, Dio, Sabbath, and Rainbow based in Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A.

Book Of Numbers was founded in June of 2019 by Brent Barker (guitars) and Kevin Schuhmacher (vocals) while rehearsing material for a Black Sabbath tribute band. They decided to join forces to write material with classic doom metal riffs, soaring powerful vocals, and virtuoso guitar solos.

They then recruited bassist Dennis Hayes (Iced Earth, Tim “Ripper” Owens). Originally, Dennis was recruited to join the U.S. based Ozzy Osbourne tribute band “I Don’t Know” which Kevin has led for the past 13 years and also features Brent on guitar. Most recently, drummer Dwain Miller has joined the group on drums!»

Band: Book Of Numbers
Country of origin: United States
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Formed in: 2019
Genre: Power Doom Metal
Years active: 2019-present

Video: "White Turns Black to Grey"
Album: "Magick"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 20th, 2021
Label: Pride & Joy Music

Track listing:
01. Magick
02. Optimism
03. The Jester’s Crown
04. Children Of The Sea
05. Contact / Kissing Laughter
06. White Turns Black To Grey
07. Yesterday’s Nightmare
08. Our Dying World

Band members:
Kevin Schuhmacher - Vocals
Brent Barker - Guitar
Dennis Hayes - Bass
Gary Bruzzese - Drums (studio / session)

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