lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

LONEWOLF - Raised On Metal

"Raised On Metal"

Release Date: on 22nd September 2017


Genre: Heavy Metal 

Tracklist:
1. Unleash The Wolf
2. Souls Of Black
3. Through Fire Ice And Blood
4. Raised On Metal
5. Flight 19
6. Extinction Of The Stars
7. Evil
8. Skinless Smile
9. No God No Master
10. Dark World Order
11. Swansons (bonus track)
12. Demon’s Call (bonus track)

Studio album numero 9 per i francesi Lonewolf, che proprio quest’anno festeggiano il 25° anno di attività.

Come i Wizard, anche i Lonewolf sono uno di quei gruppi che hanno sempre fatto della coerenza la loro bandiera, e se il precedente “The Heathen Dawn” aveva qualche concessione alla melodia, in questo Raised On Metal tornano a quel suono che li ha sempre caratterizzati, vale a dire un power metal classicissimo, molto simile a quanto proposto dai Running Wild e, soprattutto, dai Grave Digger. A rafforzare questo paragone vi è la voce di Jens Borner, stridula e sgraziata come quella di Chris Boltendahl, che poi è anche il limite principale dei Lonewolf. Per il resto Raised On Metal è un buon lavoro, derivativo  ma piacevole e trascinante.
I brani sono un’alternanza tra sfuriate speed ed epici mid tempo. Tra questi bisogna citare “Through Fire Ice And Blood”, con un giro di chitarra dal flavour celtico, che avrebbe sicuramente ben figurato su un classico dei Running Wild come “Blazon Stone”. Anche la sparata title-track gioca su melodie care a Rock’n’Rolf e ciurma, mentre per chi vuole sbattere la testa arrivano “Souls Of Black” e “Extinction Of The Stars”, con il suo furioso drumming in doppia cassa. 

Raised On Metal non passerà alla storia, ma conferma i Lonewolf come onesti gregari dell’heavy metal.

7/10
Andrea

Line-up:
Jens Borner – vocals, guitar
Michael Hellstrom – guitar
Rikki Mannhard – bass
Bubu Brunner – drums

ARKONA UNVEIL ALBUM DETAILS! New Album 'Khram' Coming In Early 2018!


Khram, is the Russian word for temple – and the upcoming title of ARKONA's hotly anticipated, eighth studio album, set to be released on January 19th 2018 via Napalm Records!

A Khram is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha`s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! ARKONA may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes.

Now Russia's leading pagan metal band has unveiled the stunning album artwork for Khram:

The track list will read as follows:
1. Mantra (Intro)
2. Shtorm
3. Tseluya zhizn'
4. Rebionok bez imeni
5. Khram
6. V pogonie za beloj ten'yu
7. V ladonyah bogov
8. Volchitsa
9. Mantra (Outro)


King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. Mark your calendars for January 19th 2018, as ARKONA’s Khram is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untamable spirit!

In support of their upcoming album, ARKONA will be heavily touring in early 2018. Make sure to catch them live and on the following dates:

01.02.2018 - SI - Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 - HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo 
03.02.2018 - RS - Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 - RO - Cluj Napoca / Form Space
08.02.2018 - GR - Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 - GR - Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 - BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 - RO - Bucharest / Fabrica 
28.04.2018 - SE - Stockholm Slaughter 

with KORPIKLAANI, HEIDEVOLK & TROLLFEST:

15.02.2018 - BE - Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 - DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 - DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 - NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 - FR - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 - FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 - FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 - ES - Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 - ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 - FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 - DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 - DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 - CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 - DE - München / Backstage
03.03.2018 - DE - Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 - CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 - IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 - AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 - AT - Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 - DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 - DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 - DE - Hannover / Capitol



THE BREW sign with Napalm Records worldwide!


Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, THE BREW have gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date they have released five chart topping albums to their credit, in their unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass, Kurtis Smith on drums and Jason Barwick on guitar and vocals.  

Eclipsed, one of Germany's leading rock magazines, voted, THE BREW as being one of the top three live bands in Europe, The guitarist, Jason Barwick, being voted as one of the top three guitarists in Europe and the drummer, Kurtis Smith, voted in the top 3 in Europe.  

The breakthrough for the band came in 2009 when they appeared on the world famous RockPalast TV show, and following the successful album releases of "A Million Dead Stars" and "The Third Floor", they again returned the RockPalast show in 2012.  

THE BREW have toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, to name but a few.  

Their current critically acclaimed album releases of "Control" (2014) and "Shake the Tree" (2016) have seen the band cement their status as one of the leading rock acts in Europe today.  

THE BREW states about their new collaboration:
“It's with great pleasure we can now announce, The Brew have signed with Napalm records.  Sharing our vision with the talented and dedicated Napalm team, we couldn't be more excited. 2018 will see the release of new music from the band, for all our awesome fans!!!!” 

And we're more than happy to welcome them to the Napalm Records family! Keep a close eye on THE BREW and Napalm Records social media sites for updates on the new album!!  

THE BREW are:
Jason Barwick (guitar/vocals)
Tim Smith (bass)
Kurtis Smith (drums)  

Discography:
The Brew (2006)
Fate and Time E.P. (2007)
The Joker (2008)
Live in Belgium (DVD - 2008)
A Million Dead Stars (2010)
Live at Luna Lunera (DVD - 2010)
The Third Floor (2011)
Live in Europe (2012)
Control (2014)
Shake The Tree (2016)
new album in 2018!!!


MOONSPELL PREMIERE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO!


MOONSPELL PREMIERE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO!
'1755' Coming November 3rd on Napalm Records!

There's only one metal band that is able to hit official album charts on #1 in their home country Portugal, while they belong to the worldwide pioneers of dark art: Naturally and for the first time ever, MOONSPELL's brand new album '1755' comes and is sung in portuguese. Set for release on November 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records, this record will outclass all standards you have ever heard from MOONSPELL before!

The conceptual album dramaturgy feels like a detonation of the mind. '1755' , the 13rd studio record by MOONSPELL, is more than just the band's new magnum opus: It's the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their hometown Lisbon. 
'1755' is a dark adventure in medieval landscapes - emotionally, technically and completely earthshaking! 

Now the band premieres a new lyric video for the song 'Evento' ( english: 'Event' ), vocalist Fernando Ribeiro informs us: “Bury the dead. Take care of the living". Is one of the most famous quote of Marquis of Pombal (Sebastião José Carvalho e Melo), the minister of the King who together with the crowds of Lisbon and his engineers rebuilt a new Lisbon from the ashes and ruins of the old in just one year time. Event talks about fate, a dialogue built between the narration of the day and the state of mind of Lisbon's inhabitants and the all powerful choir telling me to be still and accept God’s will. This conflict and the desacralisation of Lisbon is one of the most interesting aspects of this accursed day. A fight that allowed Portugal to step out finally from the Middle Ages and make the country’s entry into Enlightenment.

Get back to the year of '1755' and check out MOONSPELL's brand new lyric video for 'Evento' right HERE!


venerdì 13 ottobre 2017

Septicflesh - Codex Omega

“Codex Omega”

Release Date: 1st September 2017


Country: Greece

Genre: Symphonic death metal

Tracklist:
Dante’s Inferno
3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
Portrait of a Headless Man
Martyr
Enemy of Truth
Dark Art
Our Church, Below the Sea
Faceless Queen
The Gospels of Fear
Trinity

Dopo essere stati i padroni assoluti dell’Olimpo, i guerrieri di Zeus sono scesi fino negli Inferi danteschi guadagnandosi così un posto tra gli immortali del metallo nero sinfonico.

Reinterpretando in chiave musicale gli straordinari luoghi descritti dal Sommo, Codex Omega cala dieci tracce che non fanno sconti in termini di suono.

Le chitarre, con la loro epicità, colpiscono come dardi infuocati offrendo una trasposizione demoniaca della maestosità del black metal, mentre le orchestrazioni che conosciamo bene fin dai loro albori, ci immergono in un misticismo dal sapore onirico ed avvolgente come lo sguardo sardonico del loro condottiero Seth Siro Anton.
I violenti inframezzi scavano una voragine senza fine di sinfonie mefistofeliche e soavi arpeggi di pregiata bellezza.

I Septicflesh hanno dato vita ad un nuovo lacerante viaggio..chi lo intraprende sarà perduto.

8.5/10
Michela (Anesthesia)

Line-up
Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass
Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration
Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Kerim "Krimh" Lechner: drums

TENGGER CAVALRY SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS! Unveil First Lyric Video – New Album Coming In 2018!


Hailing from New York city, with their exotic mix of throat singing, the Mongolian fiddle and Central Asian instruments, TENGGER CAVALRY have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records!

TENGGER CAVALRY, or "the army of sky god", is not just a Billboard-featured metal band, but also the symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. Since the band formed in 2010, TENGGER CAVALRY successfully completed two headlining tours across over 40 cities of North America, performed at legendary venues such as The Marlin Room at Webster Hall or the Whisky a Go Go, a sold out show at Carnegie Hall and have been featured on CNN, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. To this date, TENGGER CAVALRY have released five full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of classics such as Motorhead's 'Fight'. 
Says the band about their recent signing with Napalm Records:
"We have always been huge fans of Napalm Records. Growing up listening to lots of the bands that signing to the label, we are just so inspired by the musical ideas of the label of how progressive and heavy the sound it presents. And now we are honored to be part of the Napalm Records family and can't wait to share our nomadic folk sound to the new community!"
Set for an album release in early 2018 but to shorten your wait, TENGGER CAVALRY have now released a first lyric video to the single 'Ritual And Redemption', taken from the band's upcoming album on Napalm Records! Dive into the nomadic folks sounds of TENGGER CAVALRY

o stream or download TENGGER CAVALRY's first single, please head over to:


CITIES OF MARS nuovo video in anteprima su DOOMED & STONED


Gli svedesi CITIES OF MARS presentano in anteprima su DOOMED & STONED il loro nuovo videoclip.
“Caverns Alive!” è disponibile a questo indirizzo 

La canzone è tratta dal nuovo album “Temporal Rifts” uscito per ARGONAUTA Records in CD/LP/DD e disponibile QUI