Nov 21, 2014
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In This Moment – “Black Widow” (2014)

Label: Atlantic Records

Review by Tony Cannella

After releasing four albums for Century Media the American Metal core outfit In This Moment has taken their act to Atlantic Records and have released their 5th album “Black Widow”.

I really love the dark and sinister vibe that permeates “Black Widow”. It all begins with the intro “The Infection” and continues into my favorite track “Sex Metal Barbie”. From there we get the frenzied “Big Bad Wolf”. Maria Brink continues to prove that she has one of the most unique voices in their genre of music. Lyrically and musically the band has really outdone themselves and the album has a lot of energy and aggression. “Dirty Pretty” is another favorite as this song has a strong – almost danceable – groove. Other highlights include: “Black Widow”, “Sexual Hallucination” and “Sick Like Me”. Lyrically, Maria Brink has a lot to say and she says it plenty of vitriol. Continue reading »

Nov 21, 2014
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Countermove’s “The Power of Love” – Dutch metal for the Red Cross

 

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For the first time ever many of the biggest and emerging artists of the NL Heavy Music Scene have collaborated to record and release a track to help raising funds for the Red Cross, in occasion of 3FM’s Serious Request 2014, a massive dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations. From December 8th 2014, on www.thepoweroflove.nl, fans will be able to give a donation and download a heavy cover of “The Power of Love”, originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Continue reading »

Nov 20, 2014
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Giada Etro – Tystanden

 

Interview by Miriam C.

Tystnaden is probably one of so many “underrated bands” Europe-wise, despite having what it takes to hit the big time in this difficult area, also thanks to a constantly evolving fresh and innovative sound. On the occasion of Go4Rock, we had a little talk with Giada Etro, a.k.a. Jade, the new frontgirl of this six-piece band from Udine (Italy), who reveals us some behind-the-scenes-activity about the new album, “Anima” and she also talked about her cooperation with the Croatian doom metal band Ashes You Leave.
 
Maybe I’m asking the wrong person, given that you joined the band a short time ago. Maybe I’m hindering you, but I wanted to know what is your opinion concerning the latest album, “Anima”. What do you think about it?

To me, it’s a wonderful record! I’m very proud to be able to perform myself in it, also because it had a great response with the reviews on a national and International basis. I like the songs, of course I do like the previous albums, although there has been a turning point here: the style is slighty different, but I must say that I’m really happy! My favourite track is “Mindrama”, the second single, it’s gutsy and the album is a truly pleasure to sing. Continue reading »

Nov 18, 2014
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Guano Apes – “Offline” (2014)

Label: Sony Music Deutschland

Review by Tony Cannella

The long running German alternative rock band Guano Apes has enjoyed a long career since their inception in 1994. Their 1997 debut “Proud Like a God” featured two songs that made a minor dent in the U.S. charts, those two songs: “Open Your Eyes” and “Lord of the Boards” certainly hinted at a bright future for the Apes. Despite disappearing from the American market, the band has continued to release albums in Europe and now they return with their 5th album, “Offline”.

I have to admit that Guano Apes kind of fell off my radar after the debut. Oh well, it’s my loss I guess because “Offline” has some pretty cool tunes and now I am curious about their music prior to this. “Like Somebody” is a punchy opener but it is the next song “Close to the Sun” which gets my vote as the best track. Continue reading »

Nov 18, 2014
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FYRE! – “Missy Powerful” (2014)

Label: Flaming Passion Music/AFM

Review by Tony Cannella

FYRE! is a powerful and energetic hard rock outfit fronted by Argentinean vocalist Alejandra Burgos. The band has released their debut album “Missy Powerful” via AFM and it features 14-songs and 50-minutes worth of infectiously rollicking hard rock tunes that are impossible not to like and have some affinity for.

Let’s get started… Right out of the gate “We Are Here” is a great opening and introduction to this killer band. “Get the Hell Out” follows and it features a nice up-tempo, bouncy chorus and also includes a saxophone solo and some cool interplay between the lead guitars and sax. “Stay Until the Moonshine” has a bit of an acoustic base but is still an up-tempo rocker. Continue reading »

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