The four-piece Alaskan metal band is back. They released a new album last month entitled “Time And Trauma”. The band members actually originated from the remains of three local bands: Grin, Hessian, and Broke. JD Stuart played in Grin, Brock Lindow in Hessian, and Steve Holt and Ryan Brownell in Broke.
Venom was formed in 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne – UK.
Santa Cruz is a Finnish modern hard rock band formed on the hot summer of 2007 in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. With the mutualaspiration of playing their rear ends off and kicking people's derrieres the two teens shared the same goals and similar same passion for a band to be. Inspired by greats as Skid Row and Guns N' Roses, the name Santa Cruz was chosen as the title of their vision of a perfect hard rock band. In the beginning of the following year, Middy Toivonen joined in to play the bass.
When I put this CD on, I immediately thought I was listening to Nickelback, but with a harder edge. The voice of Andy Biersack sound like an exact copy of Chad Kroeger’s voice. Musically though this band has a sound that is close to Nickelback but is not an exact copy of it.
Tuomas Saukkonen is no stranger ! (BEFORE THE DAWN, BLACK SUN AEON) He unexpectedly laid both bands to rest and announced his intention to focus solely on a new act called WOLFHEART. I must say : there is some really good stuff here. “The Hunt” is a beautiful melodic opener. Also impressive is the somber and catchy “Witheout” which has a gobsmacking lead riff and a true Finnish winter vibe in the same vein as “Insomnium” and “Rapture”.
Why you’d call a CD with Christmas songs Ragnarok Juletide is a mystery to me. A Juletide – correct writing should be Yuletide by the way being a pre-Christian festival associated with Winter solstice, so the only link is that the period is around the time we Christians celebrate Christmas, and Ragnarok – correct spelling should be Ragnarök being a series of future events in Norse Mythology, including a great battle during which a fair number of important Norse gods, likeThor, Odin and Loki die.
Robert Stjärnström - vocals
Jonas Rörling - lead guitar
Andreas Gerdin – bass, guitar, keys
Niklas Karvonen – drums
Tomi Luoma - guitar
Finch is an American post-hardcore band from Temecula, California. Current members are; Nate Barcalow – lead vocals, Alex "Grizzly" Linares – rhythm guitar, Alex Pappas – drums, percussion, Randy "R2K" Strohmeyer – lead guitar, backing vocals, Daniel Wonacott – bass guitar, backing vocals.
Although I’d heard of this band before, it’s the first time I actually listened to one of their albums.
Seether is a South African post-grunge/alternative metal band founded in 1999 in a city Pretoria. Originally was it formed under the name "Saron Gas" en renamed in 2002. In 2002 the group gained some popularity with the single "Fine Again" and in 2004 with "Broken". Current members are Shaun Morgan (lead vocals, rythm guitar, lead guitar), Dale Steward (bass, acoustic guitar ans backing vocals), John Humphrey (drums) and Bryan Wickmann (lead guitar, backing vocals).