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The Rainbird - "The only way" (audio)

Michael Anthony Vescera: Αμερικανός τραγουδιστής ενεργός από τα μέσα της δεκαετίας του ογδόντα μέχρι και τις ημέρες μας. Τον πρωτακούσαμε στους Obsession, ακολούθησαν οι Loudness (βλ. "Soldier of Fortune", "On the Prowl"), αλλά ο περισσότερος κόσμος τον έμαθε όταν συνεργάστηκε με τον Yngwie Malmsteen στους δίσκους "The Seventh Sign" και "Magnum Opus". Τον έχουμε ακούσει επίσης σε albums των Roland Grapow, Palace of Black, Dramatica, Magic Kingdom, Dr. Sin, The Reign of Terror, MVP κλπ.

The Rainbird: hard rock συγκρότημα που δημιουργήθηκε το 1998 και μας παρουσιάζεται κάπως έτσι: «This project was created with the only purpose of playing a musical genre Hard Heavy Rock 70/80 years, that has deeply passionate ourselves... we didn't create anything "new or original" but interpreted the music with passion that motivates us for many years. Rock ON!» Κυκλοφόρησαν ένα ep έξι τραγουδιών ("Assassin's night") το 2002 κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο ("The tiger dreams") το 2012 κι εν συνεχεία η μπάντα μπήκε "στον πάγο" μέχρι και προ τριετίας (2018).

Το καλοκαίρι του 2020 συναντήθηκαν οι δρόμοι του Michael Vescera με τους The Rainbird. Αποτέλεσμα της συνεργασίας; Ο δίσκος "Queen takes King" που "βγήκε" στα τέλη του περασμένου Μάρτη...

Bio: «Under the hard rock influences of the 70-80s, "The Rainbird" was born in 1998. After a few years of running in for the premises, in 2002 they entered the studio to record their first EP entitled "Assassin's night" containing six tracks. In 2010 they returned to the studio to record their self-produced debut album "The tiger dreams" containing 12 unreleased tracks. After the promotion of their album they take a long stand-by period until 2018. The band decides to return to the studio with a radical change in the line-up. The band is finishing the production of the second album sung entirely by Michael Vescera, former singer of Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness, Obsession.»

Band: The Rainbird
Country of origin: Italy
Formed in: 1998
Genre: Hard Rock
Years active: 1998-present

Audio: "The only way"
Album: "Queen takes King"
Type: Full length
Release date: March 26th, 2021
Label: Volcano Records

Track listing:
1. If i had a penny
2. My sambuca baby
3. Girls on fire
4. The wrath of the dragon
5. Don’t slip away
6. The only way
7. Queen takes King
8. Mr. Blues & Dr. Rock
9. Sweet temptation

Band members:
Mike Vescera - Vocals
Bonalien - Guitar
Valerio Matafù - Guitar
Davide Galletti - Bass
Steve Foglia - Drums

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Nanowar Of Steel - "Sulle Aliquote Della Libertà" (feat. The Rumpled)

Ο δίσκος των Nanowar of Steel "Italian Folk Metal"
Fatture di vendita,
Fatture di acquisto
F24, detraibilità
Report contabili,
Regime forfettario
Perizie e consulenze,
Contabilità

Amministrazione
E liquidazione
Rateizzazioni,
Enti previdenzial
Visura camerale,
Calcolo dell'IRPEF
Scarico dell'IVA,
Visura catastal

L'imponibile abbatterà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
Tra i cavilli si districherà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
L'imponibile abbatterà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
Tra i cavilli si districherà
Sulle aliquote della libertà

Scatole cinesi, prestanome
Elusione, società offshore
Conto nelle Cayman, doppio passaporto
Un milione cash e lingotti d'or

I bilanci falsificherà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
E l'erario defrauderà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
I bilanci falsificherà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
E l'erario defrauderà
Sulle aliquote della libertà

Incontro amichevole, di notte nel bosco
Beretta M9 senza numero serial
Occulta il cadavere, fuga all'areoporto
Scappa col malloppo con volo El Al

Mandato di arresto, perquisizione
Colloquio galante con il marescià
Pacca sulla spalla, occhiolino ammiccante
Con una bustarella tutto si risolverà

E il caricatore svuoterà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
Ed il socio scomparirà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
In Nicaragua si eclisserà
Sulle aliquote della libertà
La collusione trionferà
Sulle aliquote della libertà


Συνεχίζουν να τρολάρουν το (heavy metal κι όχι μόνο) σύμπαν και το 2021 οι Nanowar of Steel. "Italian Folk Metal" τιτλοφορείται το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα, το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε προ μηνός.

Το 2003 δημιουργήθηκαν στην Ιταλία οι Nanowar σατιρίζοντας το "true metal" (κυρίως τους Manowar). Τρία χρόνια αργότερα μετονομάσθηκαν σε Nanowar of Steel "τρολάροντας" τους Rhapsody, οι οποίοι μετονομάσθηκαν (την ίδια χρονιά) σε Rhapsody of Fire.

Χρησιμοποιώντας τα κλισέ των Manowar αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται ως "the TRUEST metal band in the known universe". Στα 18 χρόνια καριέρας έχουν κυκλοφορήσει πέντε "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους, δύο demos, οκτώ singles, ένα ep κι δύο live albums...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Parody metal powerhouse Nanowar of Steel turns to the musical roots of their homeland, bringing heavy new life to traditional Italian music on their new album Italian Folk Metal (out July 2 on Napalm Records)! Filled with references to Italian folklore, Nanowar of Steel puts its own comedic metal twist on the various traditional sounds of their beautiful country.

Each song on Italian Folk Metal is performed in a distinct style of Italian folk music: Napoli-based sounds of musica neomelodica clash with melodic guitar sweeps on “Scugnizzi of the Land of Fires“ and speedy accordions (prominently known from northern Italy‘s mazurka) are layered with dizzying guitar solos on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che Guarda i Cantieri“.

The powerful blast beats and violins on Italian Folk Metal‘s album opener “L'Assedio di Porto Cervo“ prove that Nanowar of Steel are absolute aficionados of both Italian folk music and heavy music. Mixed with the band‘s eclectic, comprehensive brand of catchy, comedy-infused metal, Italian Folk Metal is a truly multi-faceted listening experience and a deep dive into the roots of Italy’s folklore!

In the process of recording the new album in Rome and Milan during the summer of 2020, Nanowar of Steel took the Italian-focused theme as an opportunity to gather Italy’s crème de la creme of musicianship: the album features Francesco Paoli from Fleshgod Apocalypse on “L’assedio di Porto Cervo”, Alessandro Conti of Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and Trick or Treat fame on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che guarda i Cantieri” and Frozen Crown's Jade on “Rosario“, among others.

To top it off, Nanowar of Steel’s bassist and singer Gatto Panceri 666 shows off his multilingualism on the bonus tracks “Der Fluch des Kapt'n Iglo” (performed in German) and “El Baile del Viejo que mira las Obras” (performed in Spanish). Italian Folk Metal showcases Nanowar of Steel’s musical versatility at its best!»

Band: Nanowar of Steel
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Rome, Lazio
Formed in: 2003
Genre: Parody Metal
Lyrical themes: Heavy metal parody, Humour, Power, Steel
Years active: 2003-2006 (as Nanowar), 2006-present

Video: "Sulle Aliquote Della Libertà"
Album: "Italian Folk Metal"
Type: Full length
Release date: July 2nd, 2021
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, Vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Requiem per Gigi Sabani in Re minore
02. L'assedio di Porto Cervo
03. La maledizione di Capitan Findus
04. La marcia su Piazza Grande
05. La mazurka del vecchio che guarda i cantieri
06. La polenta taragnarock
07. Scugnizzi of the Land of Fires
08. Rosario
09. Il Signore degli Anelli dello stadio
10. Gabonzo Robot
11. Sulle aliquote della libertà
12. Der Fluch des Kapt’n Iglo
13. El baile del viejo que mira las obras

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Edge Of Forever - "Feeding The Fire" (Live Studio Session)

I'm thinking tonight as I'm watching a star
streak across the sky
Someday that could be us blowing up, burning out
with Vegas trailing behind
Look at what we've become
a race of pirhannas with a taste/lust for speed
We're the human race that's right
turning into selfish racing machines

We don't care what for
All we know
Is we want more

Our insane desire
As we pull the wire
It's enough to feed the fire
Tell me why we're so eager to fan the flames

I am shaking my head should I laugh or cry
when I see how it is
It's like we're sayin if the ends gonna come
go ahead and get it over with
What we are doing to ourselves and the earth
how we broken all the bonds of trust
She is helping us out and she'll celebrate
the day she's getting rid of us

We don't care what for
All we know
Is we want more

Our insane desire
As we pull the wire
It's enough to feed the fire
Tell me why we're so eager to fan the flames

Our insane desire
As we pull the wire
It's enough to feed the fire
Tell me why we're so eager to fan the flames


Οι Edge of Forever μας έρχονται από την Ιταλία. Μπάντα μελωδικού metal / hard rock, η οποία δημιουργήθηκε πριν από δεκαοκτώ (18) έτη και έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Εν αναμονή του πέμπτου το συγκρότημα παρουσιάζει το βίντεο του τραγουδιού "Feeding The Fire" από το ομότιτλο ντεμπούτο της που "βγήκε" το 2004...

Band: Edge of Forever
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Varese, Lombardy
Formed in: 2003
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes: Anger, Darkness, Passion, Supernatural
Years active: 2003-present

Video: "Edge Of Life"
Video directed by: Maurizio Del Piccolo (for Moviedel Italia)
Mixed by: Federico Pennazzato
Mastered by: Alessandro Del Vecchio
Filmed / recorded at: Sound Dimension, Spinetta Marengo, IT

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Claymorean - "Flaming Metal Systems" (Manilla Road cover)

Claymorean (logo)
Beware, the shrapnel flies
Flaming through the night
This night, tonight!

The fever of blood runs high
Lightning strikes from the sky
This night, tonight!

Take them down
Down to the ground
Fire away!
Oh, I know
Just how you feel
Give them hell
With flaming bloody steel

In this world's darkest hour
Up the hammers to stay
Don't throw it away!

Flaming metal systems
Blazing to the fight
This night, tonight!

Axe victims of wisdom cry
Teaching themselves to die
This night, tonight!

Take them down
Down to the ground
Fire away!
Oh, I know
Just how you feel
Give them hell
With flaming bloody steel

In this world's darkest hour
Up the hammers to stay
Don't throw it away!

Take them down
Down to the ground
Fire away!
Oh, I know
Just how you feel
Give them hell
With flaming bloody steel

In this world's darkest hour
Up the hammers to stay
Don't throw it away!

Lightning strikes...
Thor's hammer...
Flaming metal systems

Titans clash...
Cannons roar...
Flaming metal systems

Ships of steel...
Funeral pyre...
Flaming metal systems

Burning cross...
Sword of fire...
Flaming metal systems

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


Οι Claymorean ιδρύθηκαν το καλοκαίρι του 1994 -ως Claymore- από τον Vlad Invictus (ψευδώνυμο κι αυτό!) στην Σερβία (Lazarevac). Το 2003 η μπάντα κυκλοφόρησε το ντεμπούτο της ("The First Dawn of Sorrow") και διαλύθηκε.

Επανασυνδέθηκε το 2012, ενώ προ επταετίας πήρε το "σημερινό" όνομά της. Αρέσκεται στο επικό heavy metal κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις ολοκληρωμένους δίσκους, με τον πέμπτο ("Eulogy for the Gods") να είναι προ των πυλών.

Στην παρούσα ανάρτηση θα τους δούμε και θα τους ακούσουμε να αποδίδουν "ζωντανά" (στις 31 Ιουλίου στην πόλη Κραγκούγιεβατς) το τραγούδι των Manilla Road "Flaming Metal Systems", το οποίο γνωρίσαμε ως bonus track στο album της Αμερικάνικης μπάντας "Crystal Logic", αν και η πρώτη του έκδοση ήταν στην συλλογή της Shrapnel Records "U.S. Metal Vol. III" (υπό τον τίτλο "Flaming Metal System") που κυκλοφόρησε το 1983...

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Dark Nightmare - "Earth In Danger" (remastered 2021)

We live in a community
which presents us
what ever we want
but our soul is empty

We are enslaved
in the new way of life
and dependended of it
the human relations are altered

The wars destroy the planet
the people exploit the nature
without respect it
and sores are never healed

Can you see my tears?
can you fell my fears?
can you see the earth in danger?
can you make it stop?

The pain is everywhere
and our dream are lost why?

The power of arrogance
eliminates every trace of civility
i can't trust any
one no more lies and hypocrisy
i tremple to the view
of people without fatherland...
i pray for the salvation of humanity

evil eyes are watching me
we're trapped to their insanity
no more grief and agony
where is the love for the world?
the future is uncertain and unforseen
but i hope one day our vision will be true...


Ο δίσκος των Dark Nightmare "The Dark Demo Years"
Οι Dark Nightmare σχηματίσθηκαν στα Γρεβενά στα τέλη της περασμένης δεκαετίας. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρία full length albums με πιο πρόσφατο τον δίσκο "Tortured Souls" προ πενταετίας. Η Steel Gallery Records συγκέντρωσε το υλικό από την πρώτη περίοδο της Ελληνικής μπάντας (τα τρία demos δηλαδή). Η συλλογή τιτλοφορείται "The Dark Demo Years"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Steel Gallery Records with great honor presents: Dark Nightmare from Grevena city, Northern Greece: Rising from the Dragonlakes of Pindus Mountains, the mighty warriors of the Greek underground.

The band's legendary early years! The band's first three demos for the very first time on one CD, fully remastered, packed with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, lyrics and a complete early years biography. Without doubt Dark Nightmare is one of the most important active bands of the Greek Epic / Power Metal scene.

Their music and their overall attitude are often mentioned as main influences by various bands of our era. Started back in 1999, they released three demos: "Dark Nightmare" (2001), "Earth in Danger" (2003) and "The Blood Land" (2004), all in very small quantities and now impossible to find in their original CD-r format.

Throughout those three releases Dark Nightmare evolved their trademark sound, being one of the very first bands from Northern Greece to lead a rising wave of newcomers to the 00s Greek Heavy Metal underground. It is now time for this legendary material to be reissued officially.

Steel Gallery Records team dived into the vaults, giving shape to a release that captures the magic of the band's early years. The Greek Metal fanatics have been describing "The Blood Land" demo as an "instant classic", so no more words are needed here.

Kostas Scandalis remastered all the 17 tracks of the CD -including the bonus live tracks which present the band's raw force on stage-, Kostas Theoharis created the amazing, epic front cover which is based on a real photo of Vourinos mountain (Northern Greece) and Chris Papadakis wrote the liner notes, revealing all the valuable info regarding the band's first era.

Complete lyrics and unreleased photos are included in a 12-page booklet designed by Kostas Athanasoglou. Get ready for a mighty journey to the dark years of a living legend! The pure Hellenic Heavy Metal spirit will be by your side! Onward to the Dragonlakes! For fans of Liege Lord, Manilla Road, Omen, Virgin Steele & Doomsword!»

Band: Dark Nightmare
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Grevena, West Macedonia
Formed in: 1999
Genre: Epic Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Mythology, Battles
Years active: 1999-present

Audio: "Dragonlakes"
Album: "The Dark Demo Years"
Type: Compilation
Release date: July 23th, 2021
Label: Steel Gallery Records
Format: CD (500 copies)

Track listing:
01. Dragonlakes
02. The Blood Land
03. Defenders Of The Borderland
04. Touch Of Winter (intro)
05. Hawks Of War
06. Despair And Hope
07. The Quest
08. Procurers
09. Earth In Danger
10. Caught In The Snowly Forest
11. Somewhere Kill A Little Boy
12. Nightmare
13. Come To Reality
14. Destruction Of Nature
15. Despair And Hope (Live)
16. Defenders Of The Borderland (Live)
17. Hawks Of War (Live)

➤ 1-3 The Blood Land (Demo CD-R 2004)
➤ 4-9 Earth in Danger (Demo CD-R 2003)
➤ 10-14 Dark Nightmare (Demo CD-R 2001)
➤ 15 Live In Karditsa, Hellas, May 2004
➤ 16-17 Live In Athens, Hellas, Jan 2005

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Adramelch - "Truth Lies" (audio)

Το album των Adramelch "Lights from Oblivion"
Far away from here a river
Is flowing among the fears
Same as before but also
Like never before

Tough and wild the fight I fought
The angel was stronger than me
Dawn came to tell time has come,
But I’m changed now I’m free

All of the pages
Thrown off and all of the
Paths walked in moonless
Dull nights and all
Sweet leaves
I’ve been trampling on
And all of the times
I’ve been searching you,
Searching you

All of the seas
I went thru’ and all of the
Rhymes on the melodies
Dreamt and all
Images drawn into my mind
And all of the times
I’ve been dreaming of you

Water’s running through
Memories and stones
Gloomy sky above
Remember remembrance
Deep inside my dreams
High on winter chill
Deep behind my eyes
High over the skies
Deep over the edge
High over the edge
Truth lies despite lies

All of the pages thrown off and all of the
Path walked in moonless dull nights and all
Sweet leaves I’ve been trampling on and all of the
Times I’ve been searching you

All of the seas I went through and all of the
Rhymes on the melodies dreamt and all
Images drawn into my mind and all of the
Times I’ve been dreaming of…

Forever blind, I will move
Since ever blind I
My mind’s confused and bright clear
My feet, they know the way

Just like a thin golden leaf
Shining bright
In spite of towering storms
Truth on bottom will lie


Πριν από εννέα χρόνια κυκλοφόρησε ο τρίτος δίσκος των Adramelch υπό τον τίτλο "Lights from Oblivion". Πιθανά ο κορυφαίος επικολυρικός metal δίσκος της περασμένης δεκαετίας. Η Ιταλική μπάντα διαλύθηκε προ εξαετίας (2015) έχοντας αφήσει παρακαταθήκη μόλις τέσσερα album, αλλά είναι όλα αριστουργήματα. Μία (ακόμη) επιβεβαίωση ότι η ποιότητα και η ποσότητα είναι μεγέθη αντιστρόφως ανάλογα...

Band: Adramelch
Country of origin: Italy
Location: Milan, Lombardy
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1986
Genre: Epic Power / Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Epic
Years active: 1986-1988, 2003-2015

Audio: "Truth Lies"
Album: "Lights from Oblivion"
Type: Full length

Release date: April 27th, 2012
Label: Pure Prog Records
Format: CD

Release date: July 20th, 2012
Label: Pure Prog Records
Format: 2 12" vinyls

Track listing:
01. Lights 4:12
02. Aelegia 4:48
03. Islands Of Madness 5:31
04. Truth Lies... 5:00
05. Wonderful Magician 5:53
06. Beyond A Lifetime 5:32
07. Tides Of My Soul 6:45
08. Chiaroscuro 4:01
09. King (Of The Rain Of Tomorrow) 4:54
10. Pain After Pain 5:35
11. We March, We Fail 6:53
12. Oblivion 2:53

Band members:
Sigfrido "Sig" Percich- Drums, Vocals (choirs)
Gianluca Corona - Guitars (electric, acoustic), Vocals (choirs)
Fabio Troiani- Guitars (lead)
Vittorio Ballerio - Vocals
Maurizio "Mau" Lietti - Bass

Guest/Session: Alex Mereu - Vocals (lead) (track 7)

Miscellaneous staff:
Daniele Mandelli - Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Alexander Lizzori - Recording, Engineering, Mixing
Mika Jussila - Mastering
Alberto Andreis - Artwork
Gualtiero Insalaco - Photography
Morena Bartucci - Photography
Fabio Troiani - Layout

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Arched Fire - "Wormhole" (lyric video)

Ο δίσκος των Arched Fire "Remote Control"
We arrive on the planet of the apes
Lost all the chance to get away
Prejudiced and misogynistic
Destroyers of life so vivid

Still of the night,
Onward we ride,
Burst from desire
We set it right,
To other side
We all aspire

What you give
Is what you will get
I create you for myself
To bleed on you
The knowledge from my head
To make me feel
I was not in vain till dead

Still of the night,
Onward we ride,
Burst from desire
We set it right,
To other side
We all aspire

Wormhole! Ride through!
Burst from desire
Wormhole! Ride through!
We are the fire
Wormhole! Ride through!
Burst from desire
Wormhole! Ride through!
We are the fire

Resurrected, recreated, combination of two
Incarnated, we awaited, life to become true
Wormhole! We travel back to save it all
Wormhole! We change the past and become the law

Rebuilt desolate land again
Set hearts alive from oppression
From silent lone serenity
Towards intense lack of boredom, now I see

Still of the night, onward we ride, burst from desire
We set it right, to other side we all aspire

Wormhole! Ride through! Burst from desire
Wormhole! Ride through! We are the fire
Wormhole! Ride through! Burst from desire
Wormhole! Ride through! We are the fire


Οι Arched Fire δραστηριοποιήθηκαν από το 1989 έως το 1990. Φινλανδικό συγκρότημα που δεν κατάφερε να αφήσει δισκογραφικό αποτύπωμα. Πρόπερσι η μπάντα επανασυνδέθηκε. Όλη η "παλιά φρουρά" συν τον τραγουδιστή Kristian Herkman. Καρπός της επιστροφής τους το album "Remote Control" που κυκλοφόρησε στα τέλη Απριλίου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «“Remote Control" is Arched Fire’s first album. They were working on it throughout the year 2020. Most of the time was spent on writing songs. They created new music, wrote lyrics and developed some ideas and concepts from the band’s early days. The music is straight-forward and in-your-face; speed metal meets heavy metal. A lot of the songs are dealing with themes like power and control on different levels and from different angles - thus, Remote Control. It’s a fitting title also because they often had to co-operate from distance (for obvious reasons).»

Band: Arched Fire
Country of origin: Finland
Location: Kemijärvi, Lappi
Formed in: 1989
Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal
Years active: 1989-1990, 2019-present

Lyric video: "Wormhole"
Video by: Jussi Hevander
Album: "Remote Control"
Type: Full length
Release date: April 30th, 2021
Label: WormHoleDeath
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Hindsight 20/20 (instr) 00:23
02. Back on Track 02:55
03. Remote-Controlled End 02:53
04. Crawling Down 04:42
05. ...And Ride Away 05:20
06. A.T.W. 03:42
07. Wormhole 05:18
08. Escape 04:07
09. Futile 06:38
10. From Dust to Dust 02:47

Band members:
Mika Rytilahti - Bass
Aslak Purojärvi - Drums
Janne Särkelä - Guitars (lead)
Ari Väntänen - Guitars (rhythm)
Kristian Herkman - Vocals



Δελτίο τύπου: «Lyrically, it's a song about being born, about children being the future. In order to prevent the history repeating itself, people have to raise their kids not to make the same old mistakes all over again. That’s the only way to control the future in the long term.»
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Helheim - "WoduridaR" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Helheim "WoduridaR"
Οι Helheim είναι από τους πρωτεργάτες του Viking Metal. Υπάρχουν στο heavy metal σύμπαν από τις αρχές της δεκαετίας του ενενήντα κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει δέκα "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν δύο demos, ισάριθμα EPs κι ένα split μαζί με τους Taake). Στα τέλη Οκτωβρίου θα συμπληρώσουν μία ενδεκάδα full length albums. "Woduridar" ο τίτλος...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The harshness and extreme sounds of “WoduridaR”, is a return to the roots for the viking metal legends Helheim. The album is a result of a fusion between their former releases “LandawarijaR” and “Rignir”, and they’ve returned to the aggression one could hear on “LandawarijaR”.

However, as “Rignir” presented something new and exciting that the band enjoyed, a lot of the atmospheres, focus of melodies and the use of clean vocals is also a big part of the new album.

“WoduridaR”, the eleventh full length album from Helheim, more or less sums up their almost 30 years long career, with elements from all their album combining the harshness from the first ones to the vocal arrangements on “Rignir”. “WoduridaR” is an Old Norse word, that can be translated to “the wild rider”.

You can draw lines from that to Odins many names and meanings. For Helheim and their new album, all the songs are conceptual free from each other, and tells their own story. It has never looked darker in the realm of Helheim, and songs like “Tankesmed” and “Litil vis madr” is good examples for that.»

Helheim: «With “WoduridaR” we have returned to the harshness and the paradigms of “LandawarijaR”, with explosive, mid-paced melodies that have an emotive refrain which summons the northern flames. Helheim never falters, Helheim never surrenders.»

Band: Helheim
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Bergen, Hordaland
Formed in: 1992
Genre: Viking Metal
Lyrical themes: Norse mythology
Years active: 1992-present

Video: "WoduridaR"
Directed by: Costin Chioreanu
Album: "WoduridaR"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 29th, 2021
Label: Dark Essence Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Vilje av stål
02. Forrang for fiender
03. WoduridaR
04. Åndsfilosofen
05. Ni s soli sot
06. Litil vis madr
07. Tankesmed
08. Det Kommer i Bølger
09. Hazard (LP & digital only)

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Motörhead - "Nothing Up My Sleeve" (Live in Madrid 1995)

The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (Live in Madrid 1995)
You're playing tricks, babe
And that's a fact
Your magic circle
Ain't where it's at
One moment you were here
And then you disappear
This ain't the first time
I've caught your act

Nothing up my sleeve, babe
Watch out, watch out
Magic's what you need, babe
Just like that

You know your sleight of hand
Is messing up my life
Maybe this time, babe
You're gonna get it right

One moment you were there
Now, just an empty chair
This ain't the first time
You've shout out my lights

Nothing up my sleeve, babe
Watch out, watch out
Magic's what you need, babe
Just like that

Saw me in half, babe
That's quite a trick
You make me laugh, babe
You make me sick
I'm gone, but now you lack
The spell to bring me back
This ain't the first time

I've seen your magic slip

Nothing up my sleeve, babe
Watch out, watch out
Magic's what you need, babe
Just like that

Watch out


Νέα σειρά από "ζωντανές" ηχογραφήσεις κυκλοφορούν οι Motörhead. Φέρει τον τίτλο "The Löst Tapes" με το πρώτο μέρος "The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (Live in Madrid 1995)" να έχει "βγει" ήδη. Αφορά την εμφάνιση της Βρετανικής μπάντας στην πρωτεύουσα της Ισπανίας την 1η Ιουνίου του 1995. Lemmy, Phil Campbell και Mikkey Dee η σύνθεση του συγκροτήματος...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Cassette tapes. Remember those? Those things with the dual spools and loads of wide brown plastic recording string that’d occasionally unravel and hang out of the shell, requiring a pencil and firm wrist to spin back into place?

Yeah, well, once upon a time, old-school sound systems contained cassette decks for the express purpose of recording shows, and these “cassette” things were a standard part of every tour. Motörhead were certainly no exception, recording show after show.

They contain gold, pure aural gold, and had for many years sat hundreds of feet underground in a small cave Lemmy owned, guarded by small, hairy centurions in Roman armor with small spears and bad attitudes.

Only the magic password would release them, and thankfully, Lem had scribbled it down and left it inside an old sketch book for us (no, were won’t tell you the password, although it did have the words ’nie nie nie’ in it).

There were loads of the dirty, dusty, greasy little buggers gathered, with the likes of Lyon, Liverpool, Hamburg and Chippenham (!!) scrawled in biro on the tiny labels alongside a date... and thus we are delighted to announce that this unique collection of live gems will now be heard by the world, via carefully digitized transfers, in a new series of predominantly digital releases titled The Löst Tapes.

So here’s to The Löst Tapes... and we’d like to confirm, no diminutive Roman centurions were harmed in the procurement of these treasures! Volume one has been hand-picked by the increasingly deaf, but well-meaning (and hydrated!) Motörhead team, along with surviving members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and sees the trio in blistering form on the Sacrifice album tour recorded at the Sala Aqualung in Madrid Spain on 1st June 1995.»

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

Audio: "Nothing Up My Sleeve"
Album: "The Löst Tapes Vol. 1 (Live in Madrid 1995)"
Type: Live album
Release date: May 8th, 2021

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The Iron Cross - "Master Of Puppets" (Metallica cover)

End of passion play, crumbling away
I'm your source of self-destruction
Veins that pump with fear, sucking darkest clear
Leading on your death's construction

Taste me, you will see
More is all you need
Dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster (Faster)
Obey your master (Master)
Your life burns faster (Faster)
Obey your

Master, master
Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master

Needlework the way, never you betray
Life of death becoming clearer
Pain monopoly, ritual misery
Chop your breakfast on a mirror

Taste me, you will see
More is all you need
Dedicated to
How I'm killing you

Come crawling faster (Faster)
Obey your master (Master)
Your life burns faster (Faster)
Obey your

Master, master
Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master

Master, master
Where's the dreams that I've been after?
Master, master
You promised only lies
Laughter, laughter
All I hear or see is laughter
Laughter, laughter
Laughing at my cries
Fix me

Hell is worth all that, natural habitat
Just a rhyme without a reason
Never-ending maze, drift on numbered days
Now your life is out of season

I will occupy
I will help you die
I will run through you
Now I rule you too

Come crawling faster (Faster)
Obey your master (Master)
Your life burns faster (Faster)
Obey your

Master, master
Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can't see a thing
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master
Just call my name 'cause I'll hear you scream
Master, master


Andreea Munteanu
Το συγκρότημα The Iron Cross μας έρχεται από την Ρουμανία. Δημιουργήθηκε προ εξαετίας από τον κιθαρίστα Andrei Cerbu. Το 2017 η αποχώρηση αρκετών μελών έβαλε την μπάντα στον "πάγο". Δύο χρόνια αργότερα ο Andrei επαναδραστηριοποίησε τους The Iron Cross (οι οποίοι στο μεσοδιάστημα κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους "Go Away") με νέα μέλη. Στο YouTube κανάλι της μπάντας υπάρχουν (και) βίντεο με διασκευές σε κλασικά rock / hard rock / heavy metal τραγούδια. Ανάμεσά τους και ο ύμνος των Metallica "Master Of Puppets"...

Bio: «The Iron Cross band was started in 2015 by Andrei Cerbu, because he wanted to play Heavy Metal. He was listening to the “parents” of this music style, like Iron Maiden, when he got the idea of making a teen band which could have limitless energy and ROCK the crowd!

They appeared on many stages in Romania, opening for groups like Trooper & Phoenix. Unfortunately, in 2017, several of the original band members moved on to other parts of their lives. So this project had to be left behind, but not forever!

The year 2019 knocked at the door and Andrei felt that it was time for a new beginning. He brought the band back to life with new members, all of them ready to ROCK! All the band members are from Iasi, Romania.

In 2018, The Iron Cross released their first album, “Go Away”, which has 7 songs. Unfortunately, because of the break this project had, it took 2 years to make an official release on all platforms of this album. You can find it on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.»

Band: The Iron Cross
Country of origin: Romania
Location: Iasi
Formed in: 2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 2015-present

Band members: Andreea Munteanu, Andrei Cerbu, Matei Gasner, George Pintilii, Sergiu Teclici, Stefania Ana Lastun

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Cinderella - "Somebody Save Me" (video)

Ο δίσκος των Cinderella "Night Songs"
When I was a young boy
they said you're only gettin' older
but how was I to know then
that they'd be cryin' on my shoulder
put your money in a big house
get yourself a pretty wife
She'll collect your life insurance
when she connects you with a knife

Somebody get the doctor,
I'm feelin' pretty poor,
somebody get the stretcher
before I hit the floor

Somebody save me
I lost my job,
They kicked me out of my tree,
Somebody save me, save me

Everybody's got opinions
but nobody's got the answers
and the shit you ate for breakfast
well it'll only give ya cancer
We're runnin' in a circle
runnin' to the mornin' light
and if ya ain't quite workable
It's been one hell of a night

Somebody get the doctor,
I think I'm gonna crash
Never paid the bill
because I ain't got the cash

Somebody save me
I lost my job,
They kicked me out of my tree,
Somebody save me,
Save me, look out

Save me
I lost my job,
They kicked me out of my tree,
Somebody save me, Save me
Somebody save me
I'm goin' down for the last time, look out
Save me, Save me


Το καλοκαίρι του 1986 οι Cinderella κυκλοφόρησαν το ντεμπούτο τους "Night Songs". "Υπό την αιγίδα" του Jon Bon Jovi (που συμμετέχει σε δύο τραγούδια) προσπαθούν να εκμεταλλευτούν το ρεύμα του glam / hair metal που κυριαρχούσε τότε την αντίπερα όχθη του Ατλαντικού. (Αργότερα το "γύρισαν" σε πιο blues rock φόρμες.) Ο δίσκος "έβγαλε" τρία singles ("Shake Me", "Nobody's Fool", "Somebody Save Me")...

Band: Cinderella
Country of origin: United States
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Formed in: 1982
Genres: Hard Rock, Blues Rock
Years active: 1983-1995, 1997-2017

Video: "Somebody Save Me"
Album: "Night Songs"
Type: Full length
Release date: August 2nd, 1986
Recorded: 1985-1986
Length: 36:05
Label: Mercury (USA), Vertigo (Europe)

Track listing:
01. Night Songs 4:12
02. Shake Me 3:44
03. Nobody's Fool 4:49
04. Nothin' for Nothin' 3:33
05. Once Around the Ride 3:22
06. Hell on Wheels 2:49
07. Somebody Save Me 3:16
08. In from the Outside 4:07
09. Push, Push 2:52
10. Back Home Again 3:30

Band members:
Tom Keifer - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Jeff LaBar - Guitar, Vocals
Eric Brittingham - Bass, Vocals

Guest/Session:
Jeff Paris - Keyboards
Jody Cortez - Drums on all tracks
Tony Mills - Background Vocals
Jon Bon Jovi - Background Vocals on "Nothin' for Nothin'" and "In From the Outside"
Bill Mattson - Background Vocals on "Shake Me"
Barry Bennedetta - Lead Guitar on "Back Home Again", "Nothin' for Nothin'" and "Push, Push"

Miscellaneous staff:
Andy Johns - producer and engineer
Mark "Weissguy" Weiss - Photography / Cover Concept
David Glover, Joe Hauserman, Mark McKenna, Nick Didia, Paul Wertheimer - Assistant engineers



ΥΓ. R.I.P. Jeff (Jeffrey Philip LaBar: March 18, 1963 - July 14, 2021).
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