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Interview with Tillian & Album Review

Interview with Tillian & Album Review By Zohar Belkin Prologue Tillian is a female fronted progressive rock band from Israel, with a wide musical scope ranging from epic rock/metal orchestrations to intimate ballads with deeply touching lyrics. The journey began in 2014 when singer-songwriter Leah Marcu started working on a solo album, drawing

Carthagods ‘The Monster In Me’ Album Review

Carthagods ‘The Monster In Me’ Album Review By Adam McCann Darkside Records Europe/Progressive Power Metal Although the band was formed in 1997, Carthagods have had the best part of 15 years before launching their well-received self-titled debut album 2015. This year has the Tunisian progressive metal band are back with their sophomore album

Ignited – Steelbound (Album Review)

Ignited – Steelbound (Album Review) - Rainer Kerber I recently discussed with "Viking Zombie" an album of a Brazilian band. Here comes the next one from this South American country. Ignited are from the south of the country. The city Balneário Camboriú is located on the Atlantic coast and was founded in

Syryn – Dead Men Tell No Tales (Album Review)

Syryn - Dead Men Tell No Tales  (Album Review) - Rainer Kerber "Great events cast their shadows ahead." As the saying goes. And it's the same with album releases. In order to shorten the waiting time for their fans and to give them a first impression, the bands publish one or the

Valar Morghulis – Fields Of Ashes (Album Review)

Valar Morghulis - Fields Of Ashes (Album Review) By Rainer Kerber Here is my coming out. I am an avowed Game Of Thrones fan. Thus, the five-piece band from Italy could arouse my interest immediately. Valar Morghulis comes from the Valyrian and means "All people must die". The following can be read

Eternal Silence – Renegades (EP) Album Review

Eternal Silence - Renegades (EP) Album Review By Rainer Kerber Since 2008 Eternal Silence exist. The band was founded in Varese, the capital of the province of the same name in northwestern Lombardy. Trademark since the beginning is the dual leadership at the microphone. After three albums and several EP's, the four-track

Astralborne ‘Eternity’s End’ Album Review

Astralborne ‘Eternity’s End’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Melodic Death Metal Astralborne were formed following a short hiatus from Hammer Horde and during this break drummer Jayson Cessna and guitarist Derik Smith decided to expand on their musical horizons; joined by Paul Fuzinski from Blood of the Prophets on bass and vocals,

Magic Kingdom ‘MetAlmighty’ Album Review

Magic Kingdom ‘MetAlmighty’ Album Review By Adam McCann AFM Records/Power Metal Magic Kingdom have never been a band to run so relentlessly on the hamster wheel of releases. In their 21-year career, the band have only mustered up five albums, but with this band, it is about quality over quantity. But still, who

Sodom ‘Out on the Frontline Trench’ – Album Review

Sodom ‘Out on the Frontline Trench’ Album Review By Adam McCann SPV/Steamheammer Records/Thrash Metal Last year, Sodom offered a tantalising prospect to their fans as classic line-up guitarist Frank Blackfire returned to the band alongside new additions Husky and Yorck Segatz. On the back of this, Sodom have unleashed three EP’s ‘Partisan’, ‘Chosen

Airbourne ‘Boneshaker’ Album Review

Airbourne ‘Boneshaker’ Album Review By Adam McCann Spinefarm Records/Hard Rock Often hailed as the natural successors to fellow Australians AC/DC, Airbourne have made a career out of being loud and crude coupled with a hard rock bar room boogie that makes it nigh on impossible to not tap that foot along to. Since

Sergey Ryan Bits and Pieces (Album Review)

Sergey Ryan Bits and Pieces (Debut Album) Something New By Michael Aronovitz I know. I am a metal head who writes for a metal mag, and Sergey Ryan isn’t metal. He’s a soft rock guitar player / singer-songwriter who works most of his magic on the acoustic, though he plays all the instruments on

Andy Gillion ‘NeverAfter’ Album Review

Andy Gillion ‘NeverAfter’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Instrumental Metal Andy Gillion has already proven himself to be a more than capable songwriter and artisan musician within the band Mors Principium Est, easily helping the Finnish melodic death metal band to navigate the pitfalls of genericism within the genre. This year however,

Liz Gun – Welcome To The Show Album Review

Liz Gun - Welcome To The Show Album Review By Rainer Kerber Liz Gun are from Ukraine. Although the collaboration of drummer Alex Lever and singer Olga Lizgunova started several years ago, the official birthday dated July 28, 2018. Probably the day on which the current lineup was complete. Then there were

IzenGard – Angel Heart Album Review

IzenGard - Angel Heart Album Review By Rainer Kerber Does anyone else know myspace? A few years ago, Ian Ainsworth and Den Tietze met on this social network. At that time, they worked in different projects. Later, they realized that they had the same musical roots. What could be more appropriate than

Coronatus – The Eminence Of Nature Album Review

Coronatus - The Eminence Of Nature Album Review By Rainer Kerber They adhere strictly to the biennial rhythm - the South German Symphonic Metal band Coronatus. After "Raben im Herz" (2015) and "Secrets Of Nature" (2017), the ninth studio album "The Eminence Of Nature" was released at the end of November. Again,

Desert – Interview & Review

Desert - Interview & Review By Zohar Belkin Prologue FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE is 50 minutes of pure war metal, with adrenalin-fueled riffs, nasty distorted keyboards and fist-raising, sing-along choruses. Inspired by heroic deeds of war, the songs are the perfect soundtrack for battle! Still, the album is dynamic, with atmosphere-building moments, just

Anacrusis ‘Manic Impressions’/‘Screams and Whispers’ Album Review

Anacrusis ‘Manic Impressions’/‘Screams and Whispers’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Thrash Metal     Earlier this year, cult thrash band Anacrusis announced their return to the heavy metal field. Alongside this, Metal Blade Records have re-released the Anacrusis catalogue starting with the band’s debut and sophomore album ‘Suffering Hour’ (1988) and ‘Reason’ (1990)

KYN – Earendel Album Review

KYN - Earendel Album Review By Rainer Kerber Today I have something different than usual. No metal, no rock. The Italian-Swiss-German band plays folk music. On classical folklore instruments, such as bagpipe, jambe, flute. In the cast one can find many familiar names. Musicians who are also active in rock / folk

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper ‘At The Gates’ Album Review

Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper ‘At The Gates’ Album Review By Adam McCann Dissonance Productions/Heavy Metal Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper (SGGR) hit the ground running in 2016 with their superb ‘debut’ album ‘Walking In The Shadows’; an album that had the potential to haul the legendary Steve Grimmett back to his rightful position as

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