Label: Suburban Records
Review by Tony Cannella
Wow! The new album from Dutch prog metallers Kingfisher Sky is pretty freakin’ good. Their 3rd album “Arms of Morpheus” continues on the bands progressive/folk-ish path which began with their 2007 debut “Hallway of Dreams” and things just keep getting better and better.
Opening with “Hypnos”, this is a great moody track with changing tempos and a bit of a dramatic vibe; this is a good way to start things. From there we go into “At Least You Tried” continues the album on a positive course. “King of Thieves” is the first single and features a good amount of symphonic and folk elements to go with the prog. Other highlights include: “Open Your Eyes”, “Strength of the Endless” and “The Morrigan”. Continue reading »
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 »
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 »
Label: Spinefarm Records
Review by CriX
Raskasta Joulua is a Finnish project that was born 10 years ago and its main inspiration leads to USA’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They propose traditional Christmas songs obviosly with a metal flovour which sees the partecipation (among others) of Marco Hietala from Nightwish, Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica, Elize Ryd from Amaranthe, Jarkko Ahola previously with Teräsbetoni, Voice of Finland 2013‘s winner Antti Railio and many more.
For celebrate the 10th anniversary of this project, the new album “Ragnarok Juletide” will be released by Spinfarm Records on November 11, and it is going to be different from the previous albums because all the featured songs are sung in English. “Ragnarok Juletide” starts with the bang because, aside being one of the most popular Christmas songs, “We Celebrate at Christmastime” is an infectious and joyful cover! Continue reading »
Label: AFM Records
Review by Tony Cannella
There is always a place for all kinds of metal genres, sub genres and sub genres of sub genres. It’s all good and there is so much good stuff out there. I love it all, operatic metal, symphonic metal, extreme metal, but to me it is always great to hear a band that just gets back to basics plays metal. Just straight-forward in your face behind a wall of guitars metal; in that case the Norwegian band Triosphere is like a breath of fresh air. With their 3rd album – and first in 4-years – “The Heart of the Matter” the band is in top form and seems to be really hitting their stride.
The opening track “My Fortress” has an Iron Maiden vibe to it. The song is spurred on by wall of relentless riffs and a sort of galloping rhythm that Maiden has been known for. The relentlessness continues on the powerful second track “Steal Away the Light”. Continue reading »
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- Aziza Poggi – Aria Flame November 23, 2014
- Nubian Rose – “Mental Revolution” (2014) November 23, 2014
- Kingfisher Sky – “Arms of Morpheus” (2014) November 23, 2014
- In This Moment – “Black Widow” (2014) November 21, 2014
- Countermove’s “The Power of Love” – Dutch metal for the Red Cross November 21, 2014
- Giada Etro – Tystanden November 20, 2014
- Guano Apes – “Offline” (2014) November 18, 2014
- FYRE! – “Missy Powerful” (2014) November 18, 2014
- Ann-Sofie Hoyles – Spiders November 17, 2014
- Raskasta Joulua – “Ragnarok Juletide” (2014) November 17, 2014
- Fräkmündt – “Landlieder & Fromdländler” (2014) November 17, 2014
- Alejandra Burgos & Lars Ratz – FYRE! November 14, 2014
- Triosphere – “The Heart of the Matter” (2014) November 14, 2014
- Devin Townsend Project – “Z²” (2014) November 14, 2014
- KONTRUST – “Explositive” (2014) November 13, 2014