Sunday, June 26, 2016

REVIEW : NOELY RAYN / Escape From Yesterday (2016)

NOELY RAYN is a Greek Melodic Rock/Hard Rock band that was formed in 2014. Before becoming Noley Rayn, the band performed as a Thin Lizzy tribute band under the name 'Remember Lizzy'. They decided that the time has come to write their own songs and so "Escape From Yesterday", the debut, is a fact.

Friday, June 24, 2016

REVIEW : Tempt / Runaway (2016)

Tempt is a new sensational band from U.S. that plays 'ballsy' and 80's melodic hard rock stuff and includes beautiful melodies, crunchy guitars, powerful vocals, catchy hooks and choruses and can easily be the next big thing, in this very competitive scene, from the U.S.

John Dallas: "Dreamin' On" video online; Festival in France announced

John Dallas: "Dreamin' On" video online; Festival in France announced

Italian hard rock band John Dallas is celebrating a year of live activity and the positive feedbacks and album sales with the release of a second video. The song chosen is "Dreamin' On", taken from the debut album "Wild Life", released by Street Symphonies Records on October 6th, 2015. 

The video, produced by VideoQuerz, is online at this address: https://youtu.be/qG3pCrlWU3g. Meanwhile, on June 25th, the band will take part to the Festival "Glam Summer Night" in Paris, France, playing along with Dirty Action, Rakel Traxx, High School Motherfuckers and Engraved, and replacing Hell In The Club.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

REVIEW : Acacia Avenue / Early Warning (2016)

The super-project of Acacia Avenue is back with its brand new release with the title "Early Warning". The mastermind behind this project is the multi-talented musician Torben Enevoldsen who is well-known from his works with Fate and Fatal Force to name a few.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Heartache band signing with Sliptrick Records

‘Heartache’ progressive rock/metal enters the Sliptrick Records roster, setting the bar
higher with their sophomore album "Skyscrapers and Firefalls".

Progressive rock, metal, atmosphere and skill are fused with almost pop music flavoured melodies in what becomes the perfect marriage of inspiration and history of the great progressive and rock bands from the seventies until today.
Heartache | Rome | Italy
Progressive Rock | Progressive Metal
Influences: Genesis | Dream Theater | Pain of Salvation | Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
Current line-up:
Thomas Gabriele [Vocals]
Matteo Palladini [Guitar]
Giancarlo Vizzaccaro [Keyboards]
Alessandro Giordano [Drums]
Andrea Prestia [Bass]
Paolo Di Gironimo [Guest / Session Bass]
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DEGREES OF TRUTH - New Deal with Underground Symphony Promotion

Underground Symphony is proud to announce a deal with Italian progsters Degrees of Truth for the release of their debut album “The Reins of life” in september 2016.

The album will feature 11 brand new tracks of eclectic and sophisticated progressive metal led by the surprising voice of Claudia Nora Pezzatto, by the melodic textures of Gianluca Parnisari (keyboards) and Graziano Franchetti (guitars) and by the tight rythmic section with Matteo Clark (bass) and Luca Ravezzani (drums).

The artwork is made by the amazing Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Arch Enemy, Kamelot, Firewind, Temperance, Sirenia, James LaBrie, Angra).







ARISE IN CHAOS 'Hell Bent' Lyric Video Released

US metallers ARISE IN CHAOS released a lyric video for "Hell Bent", the song is taken from their new album "Terminal Cognition" out May in USA via David Ellefon‘s (MegadethEMP Label Group, due to be released in Europe on July 15 via EMP/SPV. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/sc6sf4FI-E4
You will be flooded by an enormous amount of energy and aggression in a dozen songs that grab you and do not let go until the last song which is also the title track 'Arise In Chaos'. It is an intense trip, but for the enthusiast it is a pleasant one. (LordsOfMetal.nl)
Vicious and furious deliverance of pure Molten Metal, “Terminal Cognition” should see Arise in Chaos take on the World which could and should be their stage! (The Metal Gods Meltdown)

Nothing Lies Beyond Release New Lyric Video 'Lost'

Tel-Aviv based melodic death metal outfit Nothing Lies Beyond recently posted details about their debut album Fragile Reality, set for release 22nd July 2016. Today the band have released a new lyric video for 'Lost', a track which captures the real Swedish vibe which the band take huge inspiration from. Drummer Ariel Lior comments, 'With the fast riffs, melodic choruses, quieter parts, and tasty soloing, this song really defines who Nothing Lies Beyond are."


Watch 'Lost' Here!


https://youtu.be/5S9aSgTgUe4


Kansas Announce 1st Studio album for 16 years and US Tour

America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their intensely anticipated new studio album “The Prelude Implicit” on 23rd September 2016.  The album is the first new release in 16 years for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’

“The Prelude Implicit” features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams.  KANSAS’s signature sound is evident throughout the album.  It showcases Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals. 

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER RELEASING A TREASURE CHEST OF CLASSIC ALBUMS

Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of Progressive Rock. As well as creating spectacular ‘live’ shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band’s musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue programme that will put the spotlight on ELP’s nine studio albums as well as their ‘live’ recordings and compilations. The trio’s remarkable style, combining original compositions with rock, jazz, folk and classical influences, was performed with passion and integrity by the founder members:

Keyboard maestro - the late great, Keith Emerson
Singer, guitarist and bass player - Greg Lake
Drummer and percussionist - Carl Palmer

Their phenomenal mix of melodic songs, dynamic arrangements, brilliant musicianship and electrifying sound broadened the audience for progressive rock and guaranteed ELP massive international appeal, as they headlined stadium tours throughout the 1970s and 1990s and achieved sales of over 40 million albums. ELP also enjoyed two major hit singles with ‘Lucky Man’ and ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, and their 21 minute epic track ‘Tarkus’ is hailed as a milestone in Prog Rock history. 

New and old generations of fans will now be able to enjoy ELP’s music afresh, as their albums are released in a range of different formats, from CD and freshly cut vinyl LP to digital download, high definition digital and mastered for iTunes. Vinyl connoisseurs will be pleased that following a special request from Greg Lake, the LPs will be presented on 140 gsm vinyl to ensure a superior high quality sound. LP inner bag features an explanation of this by Greg.

Monday, June 20, 2016

REVIEW : BAND OF BROTHERS / BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS (EP, 2016)

Last year, I had the privilege to review a new band that is called Band Of Brothers and its self-titled record. I was really blown away with its solid and old-fashioned sound and I was not over reacting by saying that this band could easily be the next big thing from Sweden.

REVIEW : GREAT MASTER / Lion & Queen (2016)

Great Master is an Epic Power Metal band that was originally formed in 1993 by the solo guitarist Jahn Carlini. After a couple of demos, EP's, that gained positive feedback, and a tour, the band split-up. In 2008, Great Master was back officially by signing with Underground Symphony for the launch of their debut album "Underworld".