Aestrid is an indie rock band from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Formed in 2004, Aestrid started as Bo Menning's solo recording project. When Menning putted a band together and the self-released debut album The Echo Resistance got picked up with good reviews, combined with intense and haunting live shows, all the hard work seems to have the result he deserves.
Klaus Schubert, an Austrian Jack of all trades who played in bands like "Titty Twister Band" and the "Rock Bunnies" looks back on his long-term existence as a musician. A man i actually never heard of (or those bands), but this record is a collection of riffs from those bands over the years (re-mastered of course).
The huge scene from Suomi has bands / projects in between ‘I can’t stand at all’ till ‘hail and praise’. Behexen for sure do belong to the second category. I follow them since their debut Rituale Satanum (Sinister Figure, 1999/2000).
As damaging for your ears as drinking a quart of whiskey, as inebriating as chugging a pitcher of your favorite hoppy beverage; your neck will ache as much as your head will from the hangover that comes from Alcoholator's thrash metal.
Dr. Living Dead were a part of a metal family, they’d be the child of Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, and the brothers of Gama Bomb and Lich King. I say this because the first bands I mentioned seem to be their direct influence from old school thrash metal. And the other two are the bands the perfectly fit in from the modern thrash metal scene.
Old school Kreator is back from the early eighties? Oh no, my mistake, it’s the Bay Area thrash band Hatriot. With Heroes Of Origin, the veteran metal singer Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is back in action. We know this legend from his time with Exodus and off course from Legacy (now Testament).
Knight Fury is not a normal band from the US, it’s a real super-group from Arizona. The members of this band are well established in the US-scene like Chris Sanders on guitars (ex- Lizzy Borden). Dave Ellefson on bass and Ken Mary on drums may be known to metal-fans as (former) musicians in bands like Megadeth and Alice Cooper.
Back in the days we had a hype in the metalscène that’s called nu- metal. Bands like Korn, Limp Bizkikt, Deftones, Slipknot, POD, (HED) pe made a interesting mix between hip hop and metal. These days only the biggest band of those who I just mentioned survived and still play big concerts. Now and than you find a lost band who’s trying to make it in these cruel world.
With An Ax To Grind the second album of this quartet from Pennsylvania is ready. It’s only been 12 months since they re-released their debut-album Out Of Ashes, Into The Fire… And Other Tales Of Insanity. Power Theory is an band who’s playing rocking metal with certain Saxon- influences, while the raw vocals remind mor on ex Metal- Church- frontman David Wayne.
Classic metal- riffing and nice twin- leads are combined with thrashy elements. Some highlights on the record are “Pure Steel” with its midtempo groove.
With 14 official albums released since 2006 Oresund Space Collective need no introduction to space rock fans. If you’ve seen the Danish-Swedish co crimi Broen(The Bridge), then you know all about Oresund, if not, it’s yr loss cuz it’s one of the best crimes ever. It’s even better than Forbrydelsen (the Killing). But enough about the greatest Danish export since Carlsberg, Lego and Mercyful Fate. Oresund Space Collective is founded in 2004 by key wizard Scott Heller (aka Dr.