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Midnight Dice - "Hypnotized" (ep)

Προ τριετίας διαλύθηκαν οι Satan's Hallow. Από τις "στάχτες" τους (δηλαδή απ' όλα τα μέλη πλην του κιθαρίστα Von Jugel) δημιουργήθηκαν οι Midnight Dice, οι οποίοι αποδεικνύονται άκρως δραστήριοι δισκογραφικά. Πέρυσι κυκλοφόρησαν το ομώνυμο demo και φέτος δύο EPs ("Lights Out... In Hamburg" Μάρτιος 2020, "Hypnotized" Ιούνιος 2020) κι ένα split (μαζί με τους Hitter). Το "Hypnotized" 'βγήκε" ψηφιακά μόλις χθες, ενώ σε φυσική μορφή (CD, βινύλιο, κασέτα) αναμένεται στα τελειώματα του έτους...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Chicago’s Midnight Dice was formed in the Summer of 2017 by Rusty, Steve, Mandy, and Jose after their previous band, Satan’s Hallow, went on indefinite hiatus following the release of their well received self-titled album and a performance at the prestigious Keep It True festival in Germany in April 2017. For fans of: Dio, Judas Priest, Dokken, Satan’s Hallow, etc.»

Το ep των Midnight Dice "Hypnotized"
Band: Midnight Dice
Country of origin: United States
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2017-present

Album: "Hypnotized"
Type: EP
Release date: June 3rd, 2020
Label: Independent
Format: Digital

Band members:
Jose Salazar - Bass
Patrick "Rusty" Glockle - Drums
Steve "Lethal" Beaudette - Guitars
Mandy Martillo - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Taylor Hales- Engineering, Mixing
Collin Jordan - Mastering
Lauren Gornik - Artwork

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Ninth Circle - "Riding The Storm" (video)

Ninth Circle: Αμερικάνικο heavy metal τρίο. Υπάρχουν από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρεις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους με τον τέταρτο να είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Echo Black" κι αναμένεται στα τέλη του τρέχοντος μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Ninth Circle is back! The compositions on the new album “Echo Black“ are more catchy than ever before. You will find influences from the who is who of melodic Metal but Ninth Circle combines them for a unique sound of their own.

It doesn't matter if you prefer NWoBHM, US-Metal, or Euro-Metal, Ninth Circle includes several styles in their totally convincing new material! Sometimes epic, sometimes powerful, but heard once you won't get the songs out of your mind! The songs are diverse with a powerful production. What more do you need? It's just wonderful!»

Band: Ninth Circle
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Formed in: 1996
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Psychology, History
Years active: 1996-present

Video: "Riding The Storm"
Album: "Echo Black"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 26th, 2020
Label: Pure Underground Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Dance Of Swords
02. The Angel's Share
03. Echo Black
04. Forever More
05. Tokyo Nights
06. Prelude To Glory
07. Shadow Of Giants
08. Return Of The King
09. Riding The Storm
10. Then & There
11. Natural High
12. When The Sun Goes Down
13. Warrior (Riot cover)

Band members:
Frank Forray - Bass
Dennis Brown - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Richie Brooks - Drums

Jeff Prentice - Keyboards, Guitar (solo track 13)
Todd Michael Hall - Vocals (lead) (track 13)
Mike Flyntz - Guitar (solo track 13)
Frank Gilchriest - Drums (track 4)

Miscellaneous staff: Dušan Marković - Cover art

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Grave Digger - "Fields of Blood" (track by track pt.III)

Το καλοκαίρι του 1996 κυκλοφορούσε το album "Tunes of War", το οποίο ουσιαστικά έβαλε τους Grave Digger στους heavy metal χάρτες (από άποψη αναγνωρισιμότητας εννοώ, γιατί καλλιτεχνικά είχε προηγηθεί το πολύ καλό "Heart of Darkness").

24 έτη αργότερα οι Γερμανοί metallers ξαναφορούν τα κιλτ και επιστρέφουν στην Σκωτσέζικη κουλτούρα - θεματολογία. Το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα τιτλοφορείται "Fields of Blood" και κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Chris Boltendahl from Grave Digger guides you through the songs on the band's new album "Fields of Blood".»

Band: Grave Digger
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Gladbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia
Formed in: 1980
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Horror, War, Mythology, History, Metal, Death
Years active: 1980-1986, 1986-1987 (as Digger), 1988-1991 (as Hawaii), 1991-present

Το album των Grave Digger "Fields of Blood"
Album: "Fields of Blood"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 29th, 2020
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Track listing:
01. The Clansman's Journey
02. All for the Kingdom
03. Lions of the Sea
04. Freedom
05. The Heart of Scotland
06. Thousand Tears
07. Union of the Crown
08. My Final Fight
09. Gathering of the Clans
10. Barbarian
11. Fields of Blood
12. Requiem for the Fallen

Band members:
Chris "Reaper" Boltendahl - Vocals
Marcus Kniep - Drums
Jens Becker - Bass
Axel "Ironfinger" Ritt - Guitars

Guest/Session: Noora Louhimo - Vocals (track 6)
Miscellaneous staff: Alexander Tartsus - Cover art

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Kamelot - "Sacrimony" (live video)

A passing life each day a carving on the wall
It’s like a night without awakening
The truth is lost and maybe never to be found
Like the shadows of my pantomime

When all the world is gathered for the final feast
Will there be someone to believe in me?
Voices echoing in my distorted mind
Is this for real or just a dream?
(Am I losing my mind? I am not afraid, my dear)

Sing for me angel of afterlife calming me down
Chaos inside my nebula
And make the wrong turn to right in a celestial light
Forgive my sacrimony

Tell me what they say that I’m supposed to know
Tell me every little detail
Make truth appear for me as distant memories
Like pictures on a silver screen

It all becomes clear
The truth will appear
Forever I'm there for you and sing

Sing for me angel of afterlife calming me down
Chaos inside my nebula
And make the wrong turn to right in a celestial light
Forgive my sacrimony

And now leave me alone
Erase my memory
Don’t want to hear, don’t want to see
Don’t want to think about the lie that follows me

All becomes clear
But no one will hear my testimony

I am your angel of afterlife calming you down
Silence inside your nebula
And when the wrong turns to right in a celestial light
I’ll heed your testimony

Sing for me angel of afterlife calming me down
Chaos inside my nebula
And make the wrong turn to right in a celestial light
Forgive my sacrimony

Ο δίσκος των Kamelot - "I Am the Empire: Live from the 013"
Το τρίτο live album της καριέρας τους είναι έτοιμοι να κυκλοφορήσουν οι Kamelot. Φέρει τον τίτλο "I Am the Empire: Live from the 013" κι αναμένεται στα μέσα του τελευταίου καλοκαιρινού μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Symphonic metal masters Kamelot return with their newest offering, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013, to be released on August 14, 2020, via Napalm Records! The majestic live album / DVD / BluRay, recorded at the legendary 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands, consists of twenty-one songs that will tug on your heartstrings, make you want to bang your head and give you a taste of Kamelot's grandness live on stage with more than 100 minutes of live music and multiple exclusive extras, including backstage interviews of all guests, bandmembers and fans.

Today, Kamelot have released the live video of their performance of "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)" - featuring Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) - taken from the Silverthorn album (2012), which marked one of the many highlights of this night to remember for all attending fans and musicians. The hit single starts off with adventurous first notes and ominous vocal lines, evoking the palpable, non-stop energy to come. This auditory epic soars to new heights in its live incarnation.»

Tommy Karevik on "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)": «We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be “Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)”. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on Silverthorn, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!»

Band: Kamelot
Country of origin: United States
Location: Tampa, Florida
Formed in: 1991
Genre: Progressive/Melodic Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Medieval, Philosophy, Love
Years active: 1991-present

Video: "Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)"
Album: "I Am the Empire: Live from the 013"
Type: Live album
Release date: August 14th, 2020
Label: Napalm Records
Format: Blu-ray+DVD+CD, DVD+2 vinyls, Digital

Band members:
Sean Tibbetts - Bass
Thomas Youngblood - Guitars
Oliver Palotai - Keyboards
Tommy Karevik - Vocals
Casey Grillo - Drums

Lauren Hart - Vocals (track 2)
Charlotte Wessels - Vocals (track 9)
Sascha Paeth - Guitars (track 10)
Alissa White Gluz - Vocals (tracks 12, 15, 20)
Elize Ryd - Vocals (track 15)
Eklipse - Vocals (track 7)

Miscellaneous staff: Sascha Paeth - Producer, Mixing, Mastering

ΥΓ. «Filmed live in concert at Tilburg, Netherlands 013 Poppodium. Featuring guests Alissa White-Gluz, Elize Ryd, Charlotte Wessels, Lauren Hart, Eklipse, Sascha Paeth and more!»
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Sorcerer - "Age of the Damned" (video)

Δισκογραφική παρουσία μέσα στο 2020 και για τους Sorcerer. Ο διάδοχος του (πολύ καλού) album "The Crowning of the Fire King" και τρίτος συνολικά "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Σουηδών doomsters τιτλοφορείται "Lamenting of the Innocent" και κυκλοφόρησε προ ημερών σε ψηφιακή μορφή. Η κυκλοφορία του cd και του βινυλίου μετατέθηκε για αύριο - 5 Ιουνίου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Producing the album themselves, the band are self-confessed hardcore perfectionists who will accept nothing but the absolute best in every aspect of the recording process. The only collaborators involved in the making of Lamenting of The Innocent were Ronnie Björnström, who both mixed and mastered the album, and Conny Welén who contributed to the songwriting:

"They have been with us for these three last albums and they are key parts of the Sorcerer sound by now. Great guys and real pros. Ronnie we feel is very underrated as a mixer/engineer; he gets killer tones fast, he's always cool and level-headed no matter how much we bombard him with emails, phone calls, questions, requests, last-minute changes etc. It's a pleasure to work with him."

The track "Deliverance" also features the album's only guest appearances, Johan Langquist of Candlemass and renowned Swedish cellist Svante Henryson: "They truly brought another dimension to that song and now it's impossible to imagine it without their contributions, which is the way it should be when you bring guests in to perform; they are there to provide something you couldn't do on your own"

Band: Sorcerer
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 1988
Genre: Epic Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: History, Fantasy, Battles
Years active: 1988-1992, 2010-present

Ο δίσκος των Sorcerer "Lamenting of the Innocent"
Video: "Age of the Damned"
Album: "Lamenting of the Innocent"
Type: Full length

Release date: May 29th, 2020
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: Digital

Release date: June 5th, 2020
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
01. Persecution 00:57
02. The Hammer of Witches 05:17
03. Lamenting of the Innocent 08:47
04. Institoris 04:53
05. Where Spirits Die 06:47
06. Deliverance 05:24
07. Age of the Damned 08:00
08. Condemned 07:12
09. Dance with the Devil 08:16
10. Path to Perdition 08:00

Band members:
Anders Engberg - Vocals
Justin Biggs - Bass
Kristian Niemann - Guitar
Richard Evensand - Drums
Peter Hallgren - Guitar

Johan Längquist - Vocals
Svante Henryson - Cello

Miscellaneous staff:
Ronnie Björnström - Mixing, Mastering
Conny Welén - Mixing, Mastering

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Armored Saint - "Can u deliver" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Armored Saint "March of the Saint"
Can u deliver
I'm overlooking you
Laying out the question
Think that you'll pull through

Do you know what love means
A push and then a shove
Don't put the thought around me
I'm coming from above yea

Me I'm just a young soul lookin
For a good time tonight
You want it to last forever
I don't have that in sight no
Seems to be the same old story
You get 'em once and they fall at your knees
I wish that I would've known better
Before I played the dirty deed

Not romance to me
It's just the fever
Here's your chance to please
Can u deliver Can u deliver
Can u deliver, can u deliver

It's a shame to take your dreams
And chain them to reality
I don't listen anymore
Action is what I need

Not romance to me
It's just the fever
Here's your chance to please
Can u deliver
Can u deliver, can u deliver, can u deliver
Can u deliver, can u deliver, can u deliver
Can u deliver

Deliver to me

Οι Armored Saint δημιουργήθηκαν το 1982. Την ίδια χρονιά παρουσιάστηκαν στο μουσικόφιλο κοινό με το "First Demo". Τα τρία από τα πέντε τραγούδια του demo αποτέλεσαν το ομώνυμο ep που "βγήκε" τον Αύγουστο του 1983. Επόμενο δισκογραφικό βήμα των Αμερικανών metallers ήταν το single "Can u deliver", το οποίο προετοίμαζε το έδαφος για την κυκλοφορία του πρώτου "ολοκληρωμένου" δίσκου τους υπό τον τίτλο "March of the Saint" και τα υπόλοιπα είναι (heavy metal) ιστορία...

Band: Armored Saint
Country of origin: United States
Location: Los Angeles, California
Formed in: 1982
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Life, Fantasy
Years active: 1982-1992, 1999-2003, 2006-present

Video: "Can u deliver"
Album: "March of the Saint"
Type: Full length
Release date: June 30th, 1984
Label: Chrysalis
Format: 12" vinyl, CD, Cassette

Band members:
John Bush - Vocals
Dave Prichard (R.I.P. 1990) - Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Phil Sandoval - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Gonzo Sandoval - Drums, Percussion, Vocals (backing)

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Moontowers - "Crimson Harvest" (album stream)

Οι Moontowers σχηματίσθηκαν την Γερμανία προ τετραετίας. Συγκρότημα επικού heavy metal. Το ντεμπούτο τους ήταν ένα demo - ep τριών τραγουδιών και κυκλοφόρησε πρόπερσι. Προ μηνός (και κάτι) "βγήκε" και ο πρώτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Γερμανών metallers υπό τον τίτλο "Crimson Harvest". Αυτοχρηματοδοτούμενη κυκλοφορία, η οποία περιλαμβάνει και cd και βινύλιο και "βγαίνει" σε 500 αντίτυπα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «At first there was the riff. Founded 20th January 2017, by Kuschke (g) -DESASTER and Kratz (d) - ex-Metal Inquisitor. June 2018 Moontowers released the first 3-track demo-CD "The Arrival" and played some well appreciated shows. On 18th April 2020 the self-financed debut album "Crimson Harvest" was released.»

Band: Moontowers
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate
Formed in: 2017
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Fantasy, Epic Battles, Stream of Consciousness
Years active: 2017-present

Ο δίσκος των Moontowers "Crimson Harvest"
Album: "Crimson Harvest"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 18th, 2020
Label: Independent
Format: CD + 12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Limitation: 500 copies

Track listing:
01. The Foreshadowing (instr) 01:26
02. Fear the White Hand 03:26
03. Be Free Forevermore 03:51
04. Lake of the Dead 07:07
05. Into the Otherworld 04:38
06. Never Again 06:10
07. Crimson Harvest 06:43
08. Annihilator 04:02
09. Bringer of Dawn 03:22
10. Moontowers Rise Again 09:20
11. Defenders of the Tower 02:07

Band members:
Kuschke - Guitars
Baulig - Bass, Vocals (backing)
Kratz - Drums
Dommermuth - Guitars (lead), Vocals (lead)

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Vandenberg - "Ride Like The Wind" (audio)

Ο Adrian Vandenberg έγινε ευρέως γνωστός στο μουσικόφιλο κοινό από την θητεία του στους Whitesnake. 66χρονος Ολλανδός κιθαρίστας, ο οποίος ξεκίνησε την δισκογραφική του καριέρα το 1978 με τους Teaser (και τον ομώνυμο δίσκο τους). Ακολούθησαν οι Vandenberg κυκλοφορώντας (το διάστημα 1982-1985) τρία albums.

Τα τελευταία χρόνια δημιούργησε τους Vandenberg's MoonKings με απολογισμό δύο "κανονικά" και ένα ακουστικό album. Εν έτει 2020 επαναδημιούργησε τους Vandenberg με τον Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, The Ferrymen, CoreLeoni, ex-Lords of Black κλπ) στα φωνητικά, τον Randy van der Elsen (Tank) στο μπάσο και τον Koen Herfst στα τύμπανα, ενώ θα συνεισφέρουν ως καλεσμένοι καλλιτέχνες όπως ο Rudy Sarzo ή ο Brian Tichy.

Το αποτέλεσμα της επανασύνδεσης το ακούμε με την κυκλοφορία του τέταρτου δίσκου των Vandenberg υπό τον τίτλο "2020"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Vandenberg. A name with an illustrious past. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut, (spawning the US hit single 'Burning Heart') 'Heading For A Storm' ('83) and 'Alibi' ('85).

Adrian was a member of Whitesnake for 13 years at the height of their fame, contributing the solo on their #1 hit ‘Here I Go Again’, he spent many years dueling with Steve Vai on guitar and has returned for many reunions. He was part of supergroup Manic Eden and more recently, he has shown his cultured ability is firmly intact with Vandenberg's Moonkings.

The guitarist pulled a master stroke by bringing in Chilean born Ronnie Romero on vocals; who's forged a formidable reputation over the past few years with Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. In the words of Adrian Vandenberg: "Fasten your seat belts, just when you thought all was safe, Vandenberg are back!"»

Band: Vandenberg
Country of origin: Netherlands
Location: Amsterdam
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Years active: 1981-1987, 2020-present

Το τραγούδι των Vandenberg "Ride Like The Wind" από το album "2020"
Audio: "Ride Like The Wind"
Album: "2020"
Type: Full length
Release date: May 29th, 2020
Label: Mascot Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Shadows Of The Night
02. Freight Train
03. Hell and High Water
04. Let It Rain
05. Ride Like The Wind
06. Shout
07. Shitstorm
08. Light Up The Sky
09. Burning Heart - 2020
10. Skyfall

Band members:
Adrian Vandenberg - Guitar, Keyboards
Ronnie Romero - Vocals
Randy Van Der Elsen - Bass
Koen Herfst - Drums

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Ice War - "Soldiers of Frost" (lyric video)

Το 2011 σχηματίσθηκαν στον Καναδά οι Iron Dogs. Διμελές συγκρότημα. Μετά από ένα ep και δύο full length δίσκους αποχώρησε ο drummer και ο Jo Capitalicide μετονόμασε την μπάντα σε Ice War συνεχίζοντας μόνος του.

Επτά singles, τρία EPs, μία συλλογή, ένα split (μαζί με τους Ρώσους Mystic Storm) και τρεις "ολοκληρωμένοι" δίσκοι ο απολογισμός του. Ο τέταρτος είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Defender, Destroyer" κι αναμένεται στην καρδιά του καλοκαιριού...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Canadian Speed/Heavy Metallers Ice War, has just signed a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their 4th album "Defender, Destroyer", which will be released on July 21st, 2020 on CD & 12"LP formats.

Ice War is formed solely by Jo Capitalicide (also in Aphrodite) after the dissolution of its previous band Iron Dogs in 2015 and since then he's been releasing demos, EP's and albums without rest, highlighting the three full-length albums "Ice War" ('17), "Manifest Destiny" ('18) and "Canadian Classics" ('19) until in early 2020 he signed with Fighter Records for the release of his 4th album "Defender, Destroyer".

Ice War brings back some faster and more aggressive sounds, associated with the previous incarnation in IRON DOGS. "Defender, Destroyer" is a raw Speed/ Heavy Metal with a Punky twist. Influences range from Savage Grace, SDI, Razor, Iron Angel, to even the 1st Helloween EP from '85.

The cover art of this new album was made by the famous fantasy painter Didier Normand and a new updated logo of Daniel Porta. Release date for Ice War "Defender, Destroyer" will be 21st of July 2020 through Fighter Records on CD & 12"LP formats.»

Band: Ice War
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal
Lyrical themes: Anti-Government, Anti-Capitalism, Native Issues
Years active: 2011-2015 (as Iron Dogs), 2015-present

Ο δίσκος των Ice War "Defender, Destroyer"
Lyric video: "Soldiers of Frost"
Album: "Defender, Destroyer"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 21st, 2020
Label: Fighter Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Power From Within
02. Defender, Destroyer
03. Soldiers of Frost
04. Rising From the Tomb
05. Mountains of Skulls
06. Crucified in Fire
07. Demonoid
08. Skull and Crossbones
09. Running Out of Time
10. Breakaway

Band members:
Jo Capitalicide - Everything

Miscellaneous staff:
Didier Normand - Cover art
Daniel Porta - Logo

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Hesperian Opus - "The Prison Mind" (lyric video)

Ο Τάσος Κροκόδειλος τραγουδάει στους Spitfire, στους Fire and Steel (tribute μπάντα στους Manowar) και στους Blind Justice, τον έχουμε ακούσει (live) στους Marauder (2016-17), ενώ έχει παρελθόν με τους Secret Illusion, X-Piral, Hybrid και Deified.

Ο Harry Loisios είναι κιθαρίστας από την Κέρκυρα. Αρέσκεται στο νεοκλασικό ύφος κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει έναν προσωπικό δίσκο ("Mountain of the Gods") το 2010. Οι δύο προαναφερθέντες μαζί με τον Christ Stergiannidis (βλ. Darklon, Paladine) και τον Dimitris Karageorgos δημιούργησαν τους Hesperian Opus.

Η μπάντα εδρεύει στην πρωτεύουσα της Ολλανδίας (Άμστερνταμ) και κυκλοφόρησε προ τριμήνου (τον Φεβρουάριο) το ντεμπούτο της, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "Chasing The Light". Ως προς το μουσικό της ύφος; Νεοκλασικό power metal...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Guitars from heaven and strings on fire. Voices emerging from the deep and reaching the sky. Rock solid bass and drum lines keeping everything in order.

Those are the elements of Hesperian Opus debut album with the title “Chasing The Light”: Harry Loisios - Guitars, Tassos Krokodilos - Vocals (Spitfire), Christ Stergiannidis - Bass (Darklon, Paladine) and Dimitris Karageorgos - Drums are the ones that will be rocking you during the live shows.

Neoclassical Power Metal with a touch of Hard Rock every now and then. Flowing like water hitting like a hammer. Recorded, mixed and produced on Devasoundz Studio by Thimios Krikos. Mastered by: Kostas Scandalis (Horizon’s End, ex-Wardrum, Remaster Warrior at Arkeyn Steel Recs). Cover artwork is done by George Zacharoglou. For fans of Kamelot, Inner Wish, Ring Of Fire, Ark Storm, Harmony.»

Ο δίσκος των Hesperian Opus "Chasing The Light"
Band: Hesperian Opus
Country of origin: Greece / Netherlands
Location: Amsterdam
Genre: Neoclassical Metal

Lyric video: "The Prison Mind"
Album: "Chasing The Light"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 2020
Label: Steel Gallery Records

Track listing:
01. Chasing The Light
02. Field Of Fears
03. The Prison Mind
04. Rise From The Ashes
05. I 6. Cast Into The Fire
07. Touch The Sky
08. Highest Of Hopes
09. Seas Of No Return
10. Out Of The Cage

Harry Loisios - Guitars
Tassos Krokodilos - Vocals
Christ Stergiannidis - Bass
Dimitris Karageorgos - Drums

Guest: George Georgiou - Keyboards

All music written by: Harry Loisios and Tassos Krokodilos
All lyrics by: Tassos Krokodilos
Produced and Mixed by: Thymios Krikos at Deva Sound Studios, 2019
Mastered by: Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2019
Cover Artwork/Layout by: George Zacharoglou
Photos by: Kostas Krasonis

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The Nightmare Stage - "When The Curtain Closes" (album stream)

Το album των The Nightmare Stage "When The Curtain Closes"
Οι The Nightmare Stage δημιουργήθηκαν το 2008 στην Νέα Υόρκη. Δύο χρόνια αργότερα κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους ("Free Admission for the Damned") και... χάνονται τα δισκογραφικά τους ίχνη. Δεν διαλύθηκαν όμως. Πέρυσι, εννέα χρόνια μετά, επέστρεψαν δισκογραφικά με το δεύτερο album τους, το οποίο φέρει τον τίτλο "When The Curtain Closes".

Οι The Nightmare Stage είναι ένα Αμερικάνικο prog / power metal συγκρότημα, το οποίο δηλώνει επηρεασμένο από μπάντες όπως οι Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Hades, Fates Warning, Black Sabbath κλπ. Αξίζει να αναφερθεί ότι ο τραγουδιστής Scott Oliva τραγουδά επίσης και στους Reverence, Wind Wraith, Tomorrow's Outlook...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The Nightmare Stage began as a group of diverse musicians with many years experience plying their respective crafts. They entered this musical partnership knowing one thing; that they’re goal was to create the darkest, heaviest and most dynamic product that they could. The outcome from actually having the band in one room writing material for the debut CD (like they used to do it in the old days) turned out to be a very exciting result.

Epic, sweeping keyboards courtesy of Marc Muchnik (Mourning Hour, Immortally Committed) combined with a stellar union between classic and modern riffing provided by Craig Bessemer (Mourning Hour, Immortally Committed) open the themes for this brand of cinematic Metal.

Opting for a hearty mixture of doom, thrash and NWOBHM, Bessemer leaves no stone unturned in the metal pantheon. These are then complemented highly by the multifaceted vocal attack of Mr. Scott Oliva (Oceans Of Night, Windwraith). The wall of sound created by skinsman Mike Festa (Immortally Committed, Coded) forms a monstrous backdrop to the proceedings.

The NightMare Stage CD has a projected release in spring 2010 and as far as debut CDs go, this one by far exceeds past all of our expectations to date. With a production team and visual expert on board this will make the first NightMare Stage concept CD come to life... April showers bring... what may be "The NightMare Stage...»

Band: The Nightmare Stage
Country of origin: United States
Location: New York
Formed in: 2008
Genre: Progressive/Power Metal
Years active: 2008-present

Album: "When The Curtain Closes"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 26th, 2019
Label: Pure Steel Records
Format: CD, Digital

Band members:
Scott Oliva - Vocals
Craig Besemer - Guitars, Bass
Anthony Dazzo - Bass
Mark Muchnik - Keyboards
Rob Garcia - Drums

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Onslaught - "Religiousuicide" (lyric video)

Ο δίσκος των Onslaught "Generation Antichrist"
Onslaught: Βρετανικό thrash metal συγκρότημα με βασική επιρροή τους Motorhead. Υπάρχουν στο "κουρμπέτι" από τις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα (με ένα μεγάλο διάλειμμα στα 90s). Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει επτά demos, τρία EPs, επτά singles, δύο live albums και έξι full length δίσκους.

Εν έτει 2020 επιστρέφουν δισκογραφικά επτά χρόνια μετά τον δίσκο "VI" και τέσσερα μετά το "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο "Live at the Slaughterhouse". To έβδομο full length album των Βρετανών metallers τιτλοφορείται "Generation Antichrist" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει τον τελευταίο καλοκαιρινό μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Onslaught unleash ‘Religiousuicide’ lyric video! U.K. Thrash Metal veterans Onslaught proudly present their new single "Religiousuicide", which is accompanied by a lyric video. The song is taken from the upcoming album "Generation Antichrist', which will be released on August 7th. "Religiousuicide" marks the debut of new vocalist Dave Garnett who recently replaced long term frontman Sy Keeler.»

Nige Rockett: «Me and the guys are so fucking psyched to finally get this track "Religiousuicide" out into the public domain, it’s one of the most intense, hate filled songs that Onslaught has ever written and it’s definitely one for the pit! When Daniel Bergstrand (producer) asked me how we wanted the mix, i said "Can you deliver us one of the most Brutal and Aggressive sounds ever heard in Thrash Metal..?" He said "yeah sure, man!" I gotta say he did an awesome job. I hope you all dig hearing it as much as we did for the first time!»

Band: Onslaught
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Bristol, South West England
Formed in: 1982
Genre: Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Death, Violence, Satan, Metal, Insanity, Society
Years active: 1982-1991, 2004-present

Lyric video: "Religiousuicide"
Album: "Generation Antichrist"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 7th, 2020
Label: AFM Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl

Track listing:
1. Rise to Power 02:05
2. Strike Fast Strike Hard 04:38
3. Bow Down to the Clowns 04:50
4. Generation Antichrist 05:43
5. All Seeing Eye 03:50
6. Addicted to the Smell of Death 03:55
7. Empires Fall 05:34
8. Religiousuicide 03:29
9. A Perfect Day to Die 03:50 (2020 version)

Band members:
David Garnett - Vocals
Wayne Dorman - Guitars (lead)
Nige Rockett - Guitars
Jeff Williams - Bass
James Perry - Drums

Miscellaneous staff: Daniel Bergstrand - Mixing

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Nemesis - "Mirror of fate" (audio)

As we are, we living on a changing world,
But I want my future back, your (this) future I can not afford,
Things are coming, things are going away,
Feelings diving, feelings lose their way,

We have chosen to close our eyes and just wait,
We are the mirror of our own fate.

As we are, we dreaming for a better world,
But the dreams are not enough
It’s not enough (just) to praise the lord
Dreams are coming, dreams are going away,
Conscience diving, conscience loses the way,

Who can tell me what is “justice for all”
Can you tell me why we’re killing our world.

As we are, we’re planning for a better life,
But the life is passing by, bleeding from our greedy knife,
Plans are coming, plans are going away,
For our endless hopes, lets get find a way,

Open your eyes and don’t just stand and wait,
Lets be the mirror of a hopeless fate
Open your eyes and don’t just stand and wait,
Lets be the mirror of a hopeless fate

Nemesis (logo)
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή μετά από μία δεκαετία για τους Nemesis. Το νέο πόνημα των Ελλήνων metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "True Metal Sound". Περισσότερα στοιχεία δεν έχουν γίνει ακόμη γνωστά (πχ tracklist ή ημερομηνία κυκλοφορίας) εκτός από το (υπέροχο) τραγούδι "Mirror of fate" που επιβεβαιώνει την "αρχοντική" επιστροφή τους.

Οι Nemesis μας έρχονται από την Καβάλα. Δημιουργήθηκαν στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα κι αποτελούν ένα από "κρυμμένα διαμάντια" της Ελληνικής σκηνής. Στα 90ς κυκλοφόρησαν δύο demos ("Against the Past" 1991, "Neverending Story" 1995).

Το 2000 ήρθε ο μοναδικός "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος τους ("Dreamscape"), ακολούθησε η συλλογή "Lost Humanity" (2001) και το ep "Mother Earth" (2010). Εν' αναμονή του νέου δισκογραφικού τους πονήματος ακούμε το τραγούδι "Mirror of fate", ενώ ο Κώστας Παρασκευάς μας δίνει τις λεπτομέρειες...

Kostas Paraskevas: «Να 'μαστε λοιπόν πάλι εδώ...! Ίσως ο φίλος μου ο Τάσος να βιάστηκε λίγο και το έβγαλε στη φόρα κάπως πρόωρα την μέρα της γιορτής μου... ίσως απ την άλλη κι εγώ να άργησα λίγο παραπάνω. Όπως και να ‘χει οι NEMESIS είναι εδώ με καινούργιο υλικό “σχεδόν” έτοιμο, και με την αγάπη και το μεράκι για τη μουσική να μην έχει λείψει όλα αυτά τα χρόνια!!!

“Mirror of Fate” ένα τραγούδι που τόσο η μουσική όσο και οι στίχοι γράφτηκαν απ την αφεντιά μου, (για τους ψαγμένους παραθέτω τους στίχους. Στα φωνητικά ο καλύτερος... ή ας πω καλύτερα για να μην παρεξηγηθώ ο αγαπημένος μου τραγουδιστής αυτού του τόπου σ' αυτό το στυλ μουσικής Anastasios Karapapazoglou, ο οποίος έχει γράψει και το Μπάσο καθώς έχει αναλάβει και την παραγωγή στο Nemesis Recording Studio!

Στα τύμπανα το πολυβόλο, πολυεργαλείο, ντράμερ παντός καιρού, οπωσδήποτε ομορφάντρας και Personal Body coach, Nikos Tsiligoudis! Όλες οι κιθάρες είναι παιγμένες απ τον υπογράφων! Ευελπιστούμε σε ολοκλήρωση και κυκλοφορία του άλμπουμ μας στους επόμενους μήνες. Ο τίτλος θα είναι “True Metal Sound” με το ομώνυμο τραγούδι να σκοτώνει!!!

Δεν μπορώ να παραλείψω τη συμβολή του αγαπητού μου φίλου εξ' Αθηνών Michael Giannopoulos καθώς και την Areti Valavanopoulou η οποία και συμμετέχει σε ένα τραγούδι ντουέτο με τον Τάσο (ενώ έχει γράψει και τους στίχους για ένα ακόμα), και ιδιαιτέρως δε τον φίλο και αδερφό Σταύρο Παπαδόπουλο, ο οποίος βοήθησε τα μέγιστα στο να βγει σωστά η ενορχήστρωση που είχα στο κεφάλι μου των περισσότερων κομματιών του άλμπουμ!!! Δεν περιγράφω άλλο...»

Band: Nemesis
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Kavala, East Macedonia and Thrace
Formed in: 1989
Genre: Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Life, Humanity
Years active: 1989-present

Band members:
Kostas Paraskevas - Guitar, Music, Lyrics
Anastasios Karapapazoglou - Vocal, Bass, Mix/Master
Nikos Tsiligoudis - Drums

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