The remaining band members of The Agonist seem a bit lost without Alissa White-Gluz. At least that's what I thought when I heard their new album The Eye Of Providence for the first time. I have to admit, there are some interesting riffs on the new album, the pounding drums are fine as well and the new singer Vicky Psarakis definitely knows how to cast her magic spell on you with her brilliant voice. But somehow it's not only the vocals that have changed.. It seems as if the whole line up is different on this record.
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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”.
This album is available in two formats, on is an EP CD, containing five tracks, the other one is a 10 track full CD.. On the EP are 5 unreleased songs, of which three are covers (‘Defenders Of Creation’ by Warrior, ‘A World Without Heroes’ by Kiss and finally ‘Out In The Cold’ by Judas Priest. The longer version contains some special mixed versions as well as 2 additional cover songs.
Thanatos from Holland can be considered as one of the first wave of European Thrash bands as their history goes back as far as the mid eighties... GLOBAL PURIFICATION is the 6 th full length release since.
Led by frontman, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Lohrber, Enabler stands as one of the most honest, pissed off and heartfelt hardcore bands around today (or so they proclaim). The band's sound is based on a mixture of thrash, death metal, punk rock and hardcore. Several full-length albums, three EPs and multiple split and compilation appearances and many more have been released on various labels since then. And now the band is back with something new witch I actually like.
Well, well...mysteries àre of this world, 'cause here's yet another relatively well-known Canadian Progressive Rock act (selling 1.6 million albums worldwide and achieving a #1 hit on the Canadian singles charts with “Heaven Coming Down” in 1999) on with no less than now 12 albums (among which a compilation and a live album, but also 8 releases through EMI Music Canada) to their name...and I'd never come across any of the trio's music! Until now, that is...but looking at the band's history, the latter two albums just might never have happened!
Rock Werchter, one of the greatest festivals in the world. What once started as a little one day festival in 1975 in Werchter Belgium in a tent, has now become very big, and lasts four days; with multiple podia.
Nightingale is a progressive rock/metal band from Örebro in Sweden. Nightingale began in 1995 as a sole goth rock project of Dan Swanö, designed to explore his brief fascination with the genre, also evident on Edge of Sanity tracks such as “Sacrificed”. On October 19,2014, Nightingale released their latest studio album entitled “Retribution”. The album contains ten songs which reflect the hardrock/prog side of Swanö very good.
Robert Stjärnström - vocals
Jonas Rörling - lead guitar
Andreas Gerdin – bass, guitar, keys
Niklas Karvonen – drums
Tomi Luoma - guitar
I’ve got bad and good news. The good news: here is a new Nachtmystium-album! The bad news: it will be Nachtmystium’s final release. Apparently Blake ‘Azentrius’ Judd has some problems with law (theft, rip-off stuff, and contract issues with Century Media), forcing him to bury this band. This swansong sort of is the ideal, ultimate closure for a great era. Thanks anyway, Blake, for having mankind suffered by your aural bleakness, and f*ck you for ripping off people!