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Leprous - "Alleviate" (video)

Ο έκτος "ολοκληρωμένος" στουντιακός δίσκος των Leprous είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Malina" ων Νορβηγών progsters τιτλοφορείται "Pitfalls" κι έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα τέλη του επόμενου μήνα...

Band: Leprous
Country of origin: Norway
Location: Notodden, Telemark
Formed in: 2001
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock
Lyrical themes: Loneliness, Pain, Suffering, Introspection, Anxiety
Years active: 2001-present

Video: "Alleviate"
Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Troll Toftenes
Production Company: Vardøger Story Agency

Το βίντεο των Leprous για το "Alleviate" από το album "Pitfalls'
Album: "Pitfalls"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 25th, 2019
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, Mediabook CD

Track listing:
01. Below 05:53
02. I Lose Hope 04:44
03. Observe the Train 05:08
04. By My Throne 05:45
05. Alleviate 03:42
06. At the Bottom 07:21
07. Distant Bells 07:23
08. Foreigner 03:52
09. The Sky Is Red 11:22
10. Golden Prayers 04:26 (bonus on Mediabook)
11. Angel (Massive Attack cover) 06:26 (bonus on Mediabook)

Band members:
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitar
Øystein Landsverk - Guitar
Baard Kolstad - Drums
Simen Daniel Børven - Bass

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Avatarium - "Rubicon" (video)

Ο τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Avatarium είναι προ των πυλών. Ο διάδοχος του album "Hurricanes and Halos" (2017) τιτλοφορείται "The Fire I Long For" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στα τελειώματα του φθινοπώρου...

Δελτίο τύπου: «On November 22nd, Avatarium return with their dark gospel to open another chapter of their hauntingly beautiful otherworld. Only two years after taking the fans by storm with "Hurricanes And Halos" that has been named 'album of the month' by magazines worldwide, the Swedes announce the completion of their fourth full-length release via Nuclear Blast.

"The Fire I Long For" sees them return to their epic doom roots whilst paying their respects to rock legends like Rainbow, Led Zeppelin and The Doors. "The Fire I Long For" will include 9 mezmerising new tracks featuring Marcus Jidell's soaring guitar solos and Jennie-Ann Smith's powerful soul voice:

01. Voices; 02. Rubicon; 03. Lay Me Down; 04. Porcelain Skull; 05. Shake That Demon; 06. Great Beyond; 07. The Fire I Long For; 08. Epitaph Of Heroes; 09. Stars They Move.

Founded in 2012 by Leif Edling of Candlemass, Avatarium soon saw the arrival of Marcus Jidell (producer Candlemass) and Jennie-Ann Smith who brought an air of charisma with her soulful grace.

By now, the band has become an entity of its own and while Leif still contributed three songs for the new album, the band’s current nucleus consists of Marcus and Jennie-Ann, who are accompanied on this record by organist Rickard Nilsson and new drummer Andreas ‘Habo’ Johansson (Tthe Doomsday Kingdom).

Together, this open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance. Recorded at Studio DeepWell in Stockholm, the album was produced by Marcus Jidell, mixed by Grammy Award winner Niklas Flyckt and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein).»

Nuclear Blast: «This autumn our hearts will be enlightened by the fourth studio album of Sweden’s globally praised Avatarium. They have no musical boundaries and that plays a vital part in ensuring they have a signature sound.

This open-minded, yet doom-laden collective draws elements of folk, jazz and psychedelic brilliance into a grandiose amalgamation that manages to maintain an almost pop-like elegance. After previous album "Hurricanes And Halos" (2017) the band toured the world with their now significant and utterly unique repertoire.

Another successful EU headline tour took place in autumn 2017. Next, they focused on crafting the next installment in their catalogue which is titled "The Fire I Long For".

This record showcases the essence of a band who has found its signature sound, no matter what happens. Slightly developing, step by step on every release, "The Fire I Long For" includes nine genuine songs of exceptional purity.

This fire they are yearning for is reflected in every single song on this album. Starting with the chunky sound of bombastic opener ‘Voices’, Avatarium also offers intimate beauty, represented by first single ‘Rubicon’ and the relaxed, sensitive ‘Lay Me Down’ with its smooth Americana feel.

The wealth of variation on the Swede’s fourth statement is enriched with the doom-rooted heaviness of ‘Porcelain Skull’ and ‘Epitaph Of Heroes’, which the band describes as a rather idiosyncratic Avatarium song.

The record is topped off with the bare intensity of the jazz-inspired piano ballad ‘Stars They Move’, bringing "The Fire I Long For" to close.»

Το βίντεο των Avatarium για το "Rubicon" από το album "The Fire I Long For"
Band: Avatarium
Country of origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm
Formed in: 2013
Genre: Doom Metal
Lyrical themes: Absurd poetry
Years active: 2013-present

Video: "Rubicon"
Video Producer: Steff Granström
Photography: Phil Jamieson
Editing: Phil Jamieson

Album: "The Fire I Long For"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 22nd, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, LP, Digital

Track listing:
1. Voices
2. Rubicon
3. Lay Me Down
4. Porcelain Skull
5. Shake That Demon
6. Great Beyond
7. The Fire I Long For
8. Epitaph of Heroes
9. Stars They Move

Band members:
Jennie Ann Smith - Vocals
Marcus Jidell - Guitar
Lars Sköld - Drums
Mats Rydström - Bass
Rickard Nilsson - Organ

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Villagers of Ioannina City - "Father Sun" (audio)

Το τραγούδι των VIC "Father Sun" από το album "Age of Aquarius"
Look at the horizon
the Sun is reaching out
feel the air is changing
the light has finally come

Close your eyes and synchronize
with the voices of the past
Mother Earth is calling
calls for you to act

Always calling in for you
forever calling
never reaching you..

And I...To the Sun I pray...

Listen up my child
listen to my prayers
always look at the Sun
and keep reaching out

To the Sun I pray...

I came from the mountain
to wash away the fear
drank from the fountain
water crystal clear

I 'm the holy river
that rises from the past
came to deliver
and spread the golden dust

I'm the fire, I'm The rain
the air the seed, the dust
the golden grain

And I...
I 'm the Sun and Rain

Listen up my child
listen to my prayers
always look at the Sun
and keep reaching out

Η δισκογραφική επιστροφή των Villagers of Ioannina City -μετά από μία πενταετία- είναι γεγονός. Ο διάδοχος του (εξαιρετικού) album "Riza" τιτλοφορείται "Age of Aquarius". Το έδαφος προετοιμάζει η ακρόαση του "Father Sun".

Οι Villagers of Ioannina City μας έρχονται (όπως μαρτυράει και τ' όνομά τους) από τα Ιωάννινα και "παντρεύουν" με εξαιρετικό τρόπο την πολυφωνική μουσική της Ηπείρου με το heavy rock. Ηλεκτρικές κιθάρες και κλαρίνο. Το 2010 συστήθηκαν δισκογραφικά στο κοινό κυκλοφορώντας ένα promo έξι τραγουδιών.

Τον Απρίλιο του 2014 "έσκασε σαν βόμβα" στην εγχώρια μουσική σκηνή το ντεμπούτο τους "Riza" για να το διαδεχθεί (τον Νοέμβριο του ίδιου έτους) το ep "Zvara​ / ​Karakolia". Η μπάντα μας συστήνεται (σε όσους δεν την γνωρίζουν ακόμη) κάπως έτσι:

«V.I.C (Villagers of Ioannina City) is an experimental psychedelic/rock band from Ioannina City (Greece). They play a kind of post rock with a big dose of greek-folk traditional music from Epirus.»

Band: Villagers of Ioannina City
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Ioannina, Epirus
Formed in: 2007
Genre: Folk / Heavy Rock
Years active: 2007-present

Audio: "Father Sun"
Album: "Age of Aquarius"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 2019
Label: Mantra Records

Track listing:
01. Welcome
02. Age of Aquarius
03. Part V
04. Dance of Night
05. Arrival
06. Father Sun
07. Millennium Blues
08. Cosmic Soul
09. For the Innocent
10. Sparkle out of Black Hole

Produced by: VIC and Asteris Partalios
Recorded by: Asteris Partalios at Magnanimous Studio, Thessaloniki, GR
Mixed by: Keith Armstrong at Pietown Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by: Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, Nashville TN
Cover art by: Fotis Varthis
Cover editing by: Graphic no Jutsu

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Phil Campbell - "Swing It" (feat. Alice Cooper)

Ο Phil Campbell πρωτοσυστήθηκε στο μουσικόφιλο κοινό με τους Persian Risk. Ως μέλος των Βρετανών, από το 1979 έως το 1984, μετείχε στις ηχογραφήσεις των singles "Calling for You" (1981) και "Ridin' High" (1983).

Γνωστός στο ευρύτερο κοινό όμως έγινε ως ο κιθαρίστας των θρυλικών Motörhead (με πρώτο του album το "Orgasmatron"). Η προσωπική του μπάντα μετά την διάλυση των Motörhead (λόγω του θανάτου του Lemmy) ονομάζεται Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons.

Ο νέος του δίσκος όμως δεν γίνεται υπό το όνομά τους. Θα είναι το παρθενικό solo album του Phil Campbell μετά από τέσσερις δεκαετίες μουσικής καριέρας. Τίτλος; "Old Lions Still Roar"! Τα γέρικα λιοντάρια βρυχώνται ακόμη. Μαζί του ο Dee Snider, ο Mick Mars και ο Chris Fehn...

Το βίντεο του Phil Campbell για το "Swing It" από το album "Old Lions Still Roar"
Artist / Band: Phil Campbell
Birth name: Philip Anthony Campbell
Born: 7 May 1961 (age 58)
Country of origin: Wales
Years active: 1979-present

Lyric video: "Swing It"
Video by: Sam Evans
Album: "Old Lions Still Roar"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 25th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast

Track listing:
01. Rocking Chair (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. Straight Up (feat. Rob Halford)
03. Faith in Fire (feat. Ben Ward)
04. Swing It (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. Left for Dead (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. Walk the Talk (feat. Nick Oliveri)
07. These Old Boots (feat. Dee Snider)
08. Dancing Dogs (Love Survives) [feat. Whitfield Crane]
09. Dead Roses (feat. Benji Webbe)
10 Tears from a Glass Eye

Band members:
Dee Snider - Vocals
Mick Mars - Guitar
Phil Campbell - Guitar, Bass
Chris Fehn - Drums

Recorded by: Todd Campbell
Mixed / Mastered by: Søren Andersen

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Kobra and the Lotus - "Thundersmith" (lyric video)

Το 2009 η Kobra Paige, ο Matt Van Wezel και ο Chris Swenson σχημάτισαν στον Καναδά τους Kobra and the Lotus. Δέκα χρόνια μετά η μπάντα παραμένει ενεργή αν κι από τα ιδρυτικά μέλη παραμένει μόνο η τραγουδίστρια.

Οι Kobra and the Lotus έχουν κυκλοφορήσει έξι "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους (συν ένα demo, δύο EPs και έξι singles) με τον έκτο να "βγαίνει" σήμερα. Τιτλοφορείται "Evolution"...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Calgary-based hard rock quintet Kobra and the Lotus have returned with their new studio album 'Evolution', which will get a September 20th release on Napalm Records.

The upcoming LP sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige.

No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, 'Evolution' comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from Kobra and the Lotus.

Evolution boasts the band's most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, Kobra and the Lotus enlisted the services of producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette [Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust]. The first single, “Burn!” ignites this chapter.

A hummable riff snaps into a visceral verse as the frontwoman directly declares, “I really hate you, yes I do.” The track builds towards an incendiary and infectious chorus, hinging on a seesawing guttural groove and hitting like a sledgehammer.»

Kobra Paige: «The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth.

A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra and the Lotus; that’s what we’re doing. We’ve never done a record like Evolution. We’ve flown demos over the internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio.

This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.»

Το βίντεο των Kobra & the Lotus για το "Thundersmith" από το album "Evolution"
Band: Kobra and the Lotus
Country of origin: Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Formed in: 2009
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: War, Fantasy
Years active: 2009-present

Lyric video: "Thundersmith"
Album: "Evolution"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Label: Napalm Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
01. Evolution
02. Burn!
03. We Come Undone
04. Wounds
05. Thundersmith
06. Circus
07. Wash Away
08. Liar
09. Get the Fuck Out of Here
10. In the End
11. Tokyo (Japan Version Only)

Band members:
Kobra Paige - Vocals, Piano
Jasio Kulakowski - Guitars
Brad Kennedy - Bass
Marcus Lee - Drums
Ronny Gutierrez - Guitars

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Terminus - "To Ash, To Dust" (audio)

Το τραγούδι των Terminus "To Ash, To Dust" από το album "A Single Point of Light"
Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Terminus μετά από μία τετραετία. Ο διάδοχος του ντεμπούτου των Ιρλανδών metallers "The Reaper's Spiral" (2015) τιτλοφορείται "A Single Point of Light" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στις αρχές Νοεμβρίου.

Οι Terminus μας έρχονται από την Μεγάλη Βρετανία. Ιρλανδέζικο συγκρότημα κλασικού heavy metal, το οποίο δημιουργήθηκε προ επταετίας κι αποτελείται από μόλις δύο μέλη: τον τραγουδιστή James Beattie και τον David Gillespie που παίζει όλα τα μουσικά όργανα...

Bio: «Terminus were formed in early 2012 to revel in a style of Heavy Metal rarely glimpsed in the Irish underground. Taking their lead from Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Savage Grace, Slough Feg and Exciter they exist solely to play real Heavy Metal without pose or fuss in a scene where its presence has been sorely missed.»

Band: Terminus
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Formed in: 2012
Genre: Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: Isaac Asimov, Science fiction, Fantasy
Years active: 2012-present

Audio: "To Ash, To Dust"
Album: "A Single Point of Light"
Type: Full length
Release date: November 8th, 2019
Label: Cruz del Sur Music
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. To Ash, To Dust 03:40
2. Harvest 08:26
3. As Through A Child’s Eyes 04:32
4. Flesh Falls from Steel 03:46
5. Mhira, Tell Me the Nature of your Existence 05:55
6. Cry Havoc 05:40
7. Spinning Webs, Catching Dreams 10:28

Band members:
David Gillespie - All instruments
James Beattie - Vocals

Miscellaneous staff:
Richard Whittaker - Mixing, Mastering
Anaïs Mulgrew - Artwork

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Steve Hackett - "Peace" (video)

Διπλή δισκογραφική παρουσία το 2019 για τον Steve Hackett. Στις αρχές του έτους κυκλοφόρησε τον δίσκο "At The Edge Of Light", ενώ στα τέλη Οκτωβρίου θα "βγάλει" το "ζωντανά" ηχογραφημένο album "Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live". To τραγούδι "Peace" συνδέεται και με τους δύο δίσκους. Πως; Στο στουντιακό album υπάρχει σε ακουστική μορφή (audio), στο live στην οπτικοποιημένη μορφή του (βίντεο)...

Το βίντεο του Steve Hackett για το "Peace" από το album "At The Edge Of Light"
Artist: Steve Hackett
Birth name: Stephen Richard Hackett
Born: 12 February 1950
Occupations: Musician songwriter producer
Instruments: Guitar, vocals
Years active: 1970-present

Video: "Peace"
Album: "At The Edge Of Light"
Type: Full length
Release date: January 25th, 2019
Genre: Progressive rock
Label: Inside Out Music
Format: CD, CD+DVD, 2LP, Digital

Track listing:
01. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
02.Beasts in Our Time
03. Under the Eye of the Sun
04. Underground Railroad
05. Those Golden Wings
06. Shadow and Flame
07. Hungry Years
08. Descent
09. Conflict
10. Peace

Steve Hackett - guitars
Durga McBroom - vocals
Lorelei McBroom - vocals
Nick D'Virgilio - drums
Simon Phillips - drums
Sheema Mukherjee - sitar
Gulli Briem - drums, percussion
Malik Mansurov - tar
Jonas Reingold - bass guitar
Paul Stillwell - didgeridoo
Rob Townsend - saxophone, bass clarinet, duduk
Amanda Lehmann - vocals
John Hackett - flute
Gary O'Toole - drums
Roger King - keyboards
Ben Fenner - keyboards
Dick Driver - double bass
Christine Townsend - violin, viola

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Horizon's End - "Ocean's Grey" (lyric video)

Δισκογραφική επιστροφή για τους Horizon's End μετά από 18 χρόνια! Ο διάδοχος του album "Concrete Surreal" (2001) και τρίτος συνολικά δίσκος των Ελλήνων progsters τιτλοφορείται "Skeleton Keys" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει στα τέλη του επόμενου μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The return of the legendary Greek progsters! HORIZON'S END new album, after 18 years, is called "Skeleton Keys" and it will be released on 31st of October 2019 via Steel Gallery Records.

Featuring a stellar line-up consisting of keyboard player SAKIS BANDIS (HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, STAR.GATE, UTHULL), vocalist VASSILIOS TOPALIDES (also of CROSSWIND), guitarist KOSTA VRETO and drummer STERGIOS KOUROU (of WARDRUM fame) and bassist KOSTAS SCANDALIS (ex-WARDRUM) who's also responsible for mixing and mastering.

The new album consists of 7 songs which amount to 73 minutes of epic, progressive and multi-layered music bound to thrill and delight music lovers of almost any genre. An outstanding piece of art that brings into the foreground the HORIZON'S END legacy.

A lyrical connection to the past, a bright look into the present, a wave to the future. The music of this album is like a heartbeat: it delivers life and meaning to the musical quest of each and every one of us.

Featuring guest vocalist YANNIS PAPADOPOULOS (BEAST IN BLACK, ex-WARDRUM, ex-UNTIL RAIN). Also featuring guest appearances from MANOLIS PILIDIS (ex-HORIZON'S END) and SOTIRIS GOGOS (ex-STAR.GATE) on guitars.»

Το βίντεο των Horizon's End για το "Ocean's Grey" από το album "Skeleton Keys"
Band: Horizon's End
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia
Formed in: 1993
Genre: Progressive Metal
Years active: 1993-present

Lyric video: "Ocean's Grey"
Album: "Skeleton Keys"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 31st, 2019
Label: Steel Gallery Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
1. Alpha (instr) 07:07
2. Forming Fantasies 10:47
3. The Land of Decay 06:40
4. Dreamer's Hands 08:57
5. Ocean's Grey 08:43
6. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf 08:45
7. Be 22:47

Band members:
Sakis Bandis - Keyboards
Stergios Kourou - Drums
Kostas Scandalis - Bass
Vasilios Topalides - Vocals
Kosta Vreto - Guitars

Yannis Papadopoulos - Vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Manolis Pilides - Guitars (track 7)
Sotiris Gogos - Guitar solo (track 6)

Miscellaneous staff:
Sakis Bandis - Producer
Kostas Scandalis - Mixing, Mastering, Producer

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Eternal Thirst - "The Last Shot" (audio)

Ο τέταρτος "ολοκληρωμένος" δίσκος των Eternal Thirst κυκλοφορεί ήδη. Φέρει τον τίτλο "Purge the Bastards" και "βγήκε" προ ημερών. Οι Eternal Thirst μας έρχονται από την Χιλή. Δημιουργήθηκαν πριν από 13 χρόνια κι έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τέσσερις full length δίσκους, ένα ep, δύο singles και ισάριθμα demos...

Το τραγούδι των Eternal Thirst "The Last Shot" από το album "Purge the Bastards"
Band: Eternal Thirst
Country of origin: Chile
Location: Santiago
Formed in: 2006
Genre: Power Metal
Years active: 2006-present

Audio: "The Last Shot"
Album: "Purge the Bastards"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 13th, 2019
Label: Metal on Metal Records
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Dark Allegiance (intro) 03:13
2. Iron Walls 04:27
3. The Last Shot 04:23
4. Blood Letter 05:32
5. Wrath from the Core 06:08
6. Metal Raised from Hell 03:50
7. The Skull Breaker 03:56
8. Purge the bastards 07:51

Band members:
Hugo Álvarez - Bass
Javier Alarcón - Guitars
Javier Bustos - Guitars
Francisco Vera - Drums
Rodrigo Contreras - Vocals

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Midnight Force - "The Doom of Kiev" (audio)

A cloud is risen over the eastern sky,
Its shadow falls upon the lands of Rus'
The air it whispers of an inhuman foe,
Bearing death upon the steppes

Flee! Fast as you can! The horde sweeps over our land,
King and country be damned, for the Doom of Kiev is at hand!

Courage is worth nothing before the wrath of Khan Batu
His footsteps stained still with the blood of Vladimir
Our grand prince fled to make peace with the foe
Left our lives forfeit to the sweeping tatar yoke

Voivode! Seek no parley with the butchers of Chernigov
Voivode! Death has come upon the empire you would defend

The black hoods have fallen, we are a thousand alone
Twelve tumen surround us, there's nowhere to run!

Οι Midnight Force μας έρχονται από την Σκωτία. Δημιουργήθηκαν προ τριετίας, αγαπούν το 80s heavy metal και δηλώνουν ως επιρροές μπάντες όπως οι: Angel Witch, Manilla Road, Demon, Tank, Grim Reaper, Accept, Judas Priest, Riot, Warlock.

Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo, ένα ep, ένα single κι έναν "ολοκληρωμένο" δίσκο, ο οποίος τιτλοφορείται "Dunsinane" και "βγήκε" στις αρχές του προηγούμενου έτους. Ο διάδοχος είναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "Gododdin" κι αναμένεται στις αρχές του επόμενου μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Heavy Metal band that sets out to follow in the footsteps of the heroes of old, Judas Priest, Manilla Road and the NWOBHM movement - as well as being inspired by younger bands in the NWOTHM. Debut album was released Feb 2018 with the follow up coming in October 2019!»

Το τραγούδι των Midnight Force "The Doom of Kiev" από το album "Gododdin"
Audio: "The Doom of Kiev"
Album: "Gododdin"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 6th, 2019
Label: Independent
Format: CD, Digital

Track listing:
1. Eternal Emperor
2. The Doom of Kiev
3. In Lindisfarne It Lay
4. Walls of Acre
5. Parthia
6. Covenant
7. Over the Phantom Sea
8. Y Gododdin

Band members:
John Gunn - vocals, (keys)
Ansgar Burke - guitars, vocals, (keys)
Brenden Crow - bass, vocals, (guitars, keys, woodwind, banjo)
Pete Werninck - drums, vocals, (keys)

Dave Bisset - Vocals (track 5)
Ceylan Hay - Vocals (tracks 4, 8)
Calum Calderwood - Vocals (tracks 5, 7), Electric Fiddle (tracks 7, 8)
Eilidh Harris - Vocals (track 4)
Jenny Tingle - Vocals (track 4), Flute (track 7)
Maria Kampouraki - Vocals (track 2, 3, 4)
Sian Donkers - Vocals (tracks 2, 3, 4)
Charlotte Kieslich - Vocals (tracks 3, 4)
Leila Akong - Vocals (track 6)
Kiril Mihaylov - Vocals (tracks 2, 3, 4)

Miscellaneous staff:
Mike Werninck - Recording, Mixing, Mastering
Calum Calderwood - Artwork

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The Ferrymen - "Bring Me Home" (lyric video)

Τον Σουηδό κιθαρίστα Magnus Karlsson τον έμαθα από τον δίσκο των Last Tribe "The Uncrowned" που κυκλοφόρησε το 2003. Εξαιρετικής ποιότητας μελωδικό metal, αλλά δεν υπήρξε συνέχεια. Ο Karlsson συμμετείχε σε μία σειρά από μπάντες και projects όπως οι Primal Fear (στους οποίος παραμένει μέχρι σήμερα), Allen - Lande, Starbreaker, Kiske / Somerville, Free Fall κλπ.

Ο Ronald (ή Ronnie) Romero έγινε γνωστός όταν τον επέλεξε ο Richie Blackmore στην πρόσφατη επανένωση των Rainbow. Το "κανονικό" συγκρότημα του Χιλιανού τραγουδιστή ήταν οι Lords of Black, αλλά πλέον αποχώρησε (και αντικαταστάθηκε από τον Diego Valdez).

Τέλος ο Mike Terrana, αυτό το "τέρας" των τυμπάνων, δεν νομίζω ότι χρειάζεται συστάσεις. Έχει περάσει από Malmsteen, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage, MacAlpine, Masterplan, Artension κλπ (σταματώ εδώ γιατί αν αναφέρω όλες τις μπάντες και τα albums στα οποία έχει συμμετάσχει θα τελειώσω... μεθαύριο!).

Γιατί αυτά τρία ονόματα στην ίδια ανάρτηση; Γιατί οι τρεις προαναφερθέντες μουσικοί σχημάτισαν νέο project υπό το όνομα The Ferrymen. Προ διετίας κυκλοφόρησαν το ομώνυμο ντεμπούτο τους, ενώ το δεύτερο album ε΄ναι προ των πυλών. Τιτλοφορείται "A New Evil" κι αναμένεται τον επόμενο μήνα...

Δελτίο τύπου: «The Ferrymen released their debut album in June 2017 and took fans of the European melodic metal sound by surprise as they seemingly came out of nowhere.

With songwriting and fretwork handled by ace Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall), the awesome vocals of singer Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni), and drummer Mike Terrana (Axel Rudi Pell, Tarja, Rage) bringing the heavy metal thunder, the band quickly found their home in the hearts of fans of the classic DIO sound combined with heavier, updated songwriting textures and arrangements.

Musically, fans can expect in "A New Evil" a very heavy, melodic metal album fusing the songwriting and epic structures of the widely praised Allen/Lande records (guitarist Magnus Karlsson was the main architect of the first three critically acclaimed releases) with the powerful vocal approach of Romero (let's not forget that Romero was hand-picked by legendary Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to be the lead vocalist for Rainbow's recent reunion shows).

True heavy metal fans are of course quite familiar with the well regarded Terrana and what his drumming skill set brings to the table on a heavy metal album of this nature. And what metal album would be complete without some stunning artwork? Renowned artist Stan W. Decker's album cover rounds out this colossal heavy metal offering. "A New Evil" will be a shot of adrenaline for all lovers of melodic metal!»

Magnus Karlsson: «"A New Evil" is a bit heavier and more progressive. I’m always learning and try to improve my songs and productions each time out. Working with Ronnie and Mike is a such a great experience. I can concentrate on the writing and whatever I will come up with I know they will nail it!

This time Jacob Hansen (Pretty Maids, Volbeat, etc.) did the mix and it works really well with the heavy style. I have a few favorites like 'Don’t Stand In My Way', 'Bring Me Home', And 'A New Evil'. But a very special song for me is 'No Matter How Hard We Fall'.

When you hear Ronnie in that chorus you will get goosebumps. Ronnie’s favorite is 'Bring Me Home', but I’m really looking forward to when people can hear the whole album because I'm sure they are gonna love every second of music on it!»

Ronald Romero: «I think it's a great album and people are gonna love it as they did with the first one. Everybody knows Magnus' skills to write great music, so it’s really easy to like every song on the album.

This time was maybe even easier to work together because is the second album and we know each other better, he knew how to get my best performances, so I’m very proud about my work and grateful to have Magnus working side by side with me.»

Το βίντεο των Ferrymen για το "Bring Me Home" από το album "A New Evil"
Band: The Ferrymen
Country of origin: International
Location: Spain, USA, Sweden
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy / Power Metal
Lyrical themes: Sadness, Dreams
Years active: 2016-present

Lyric video: "Bring Me Home"
Album: "A New Evil"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 11th, 2019
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. Don't Stand in My Way
02. Bring Me Home
03. A New Evil
04. The Night People Rise
05. Save Your Prayers
06. Heartbeat
07. Your Own Hero
08. No Matter How Hard We Fall
09. My Dearest Fear
10. You Against the World
11. All We Got

Band members:
Mike Terrana- Drums
Magnus Karlsson - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Ronald Romero - Vocals

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Toxikull - "Killer Night" (audio)

Αρκετά δραστήριοι δισκογραφικά οι Toxikull. Η μπάντα σχηματίσθηκε στην Πορτογαλία προ τριετίας κι έχει κυκλοφορήσει ένα demo, ένα ep και δύο "ολοκληρωμένους" δίσκους. Ο δεύτερος "βγήκε" προ ημερών και φέρει τον τίτλο "Cursed and Punished".

Αξίζει να σημειωθεί πως ο τραγουδιστής / κιθαρίστας Lex Thunder είναι η φωνή των Midnight Priest, οι οποίοι κυκλοφόρησαν επίσης δίσκο φέτος ("Aggressive Hauntings" - Μάιος 2019)...

Band: Toxikull
Country of origin: Portugal
Location: Cascais, Lisbon
Formed in: 2016
Genre: Heavy/Speed/Thrash Metal
Years active: 2014-2016 (as Toxic Room), 2016-present

Το τραγούδι των Toxikull "Killer Night" από το album "Cursed and Punished"
Audio: "Killer Night"
Album: "Cursed and Punished"
Type: Full length
Release date: September 13th, 2019
Label: Metal on Metal Records
Format: CD

Track listing:
01. The Summoning Pit (instr) 01:04
02. Cursed and Punished 04:04
03. Sacred Whip 03:42
04. Killer Night 03:55
05. Helluminate 05:05
06. The Revival (instr) 01:39
07. Rising Dust 04:18
08. Dark Glory 03:16
09. Speed Blood Metal 03:08
10. In the Name of Evil 03:13

Band members:
Antim "The Viking" - Bass, Vocals (lead)
Lex Thunder- Guitars, Vocals (lead)
Michael Blade - Guitars
Garras - Drums

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Kadavar & The Cosmic Riders Of The Black Sun - "You Found The Best In Me" (video)

Ο πέμπτος "ολοκληρωμένος" στουντιακός δίσκος των Kadavar είναι προ των πυλών. Φέρει τον τίτλο "For The Dead Travel Fast" κι αναμένεται να κυκλοφορήσει τον επόμενο μήνα. Το τραγούδι "You Found The Best In Me", το οποίο σας παρουσιάζουμε σήμερα βρίσκεται στην limited edition του δίσκου...

Το βίντεο των Kadavar για το "You Found The Best In Me" από το album "For The Dead Travel Fast"
Band: Kadavar
Country of origin: Germany
Location: Berlin
Formed in: 2010
Genre: Hard rock, Psychedelic rock
Years active: 2010-present

Video: "You Found The Best In Me"
Album: "For The Dead Travel Fast"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 11th, 2019
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Track listing:
01. The End
02. The Devil's Master
03. Evil Forces
04. Children Of The Night
05. Dancing With The Dead
06. Poison
07. Demons In My Mind
08. Saturnales
09. Long Forgotten Song

Band members:
Lupus Lindemann - Vocals, Guirar
Simon "Dragon" Bouteloup - Bass
Tiger - Drums

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