Jan 252019
 

[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een webmaster / siteadmin het liefste uit Nederland maar Europa is ook goed, met programmeerkennis, zodat we nu heel snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar) dus het is de  hoogste tijd..

Ben je zelf geïnteresseerd of weet je iemand die mogelijk geinteresseerd zou kunnen zijn neem dan zsm contact met ons op. Heb je vragen mail ons gerust: We zouden het erg waarderen als je dit bericht deelt via je social media kanalen, alvast bedankt voor je hulp ! Continue reading »

Everfrost – “Winterider”

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Sep 182019
 

Out of cold, Northern Europe comes Everfrost with their anime/manga-inspired version of symphonic power metal on their second album Winterider, a release that has an accompanying manga comic.

Everfrost from Lapland, Finland have been active as a band since 2015, releasing a full length album, Blue Eyed Emotion, an ep and a live album prior to Winterider.  Blue Eyed Emotion introduced the characters who play out the fantasy story in Winterider, so for those really interested, it may make sense to check out the first album as this one is a concept album as well.

The opening track, “Winterider”, starts out innocently enough, just like many other symphonic power metal albums from Europe, so no real surprises.  Strong keyboard presence in the beginning and an overly clean production seems to have taken a bit of the teeth out of the instruments.  Vocals a seem almost eerily perfectly smooth as are the gang chorus sections.  I can’t seem to shake the feeling that this song wasn’t really performed by a live band.  The production is so clean that the performances seem to have had all emotion removed.  Guitar solos alternate with keyboard solos amidst some great drumming  and there are a lot of sound layers going on here that end up taking away from the performance for me.

Interestingly, keyboardist Benji Connelly is credited with writing the music and lyrics, the arrangements, and the production and that may explain t Continue reading »

Sep 182019
 

The official lyric video for the song ‘Ten’ from Stryper frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by Rich Ward of Fozzy, is the title cut Sweet‘s tenth solo album, which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.

“Ten” features an all-star guest lineup that includes Jeff Loomis of Arch EnemyTodd La Torre of QueensrycheAndy JamesTracii Guns of L.A. GunsRich Ward of FozzyJoel Hoekstra of WhitesnakeGus G. of FirewindHowie SimonEthan BroshMarzi Montazeri of ExhorderWill Hunt of Evanescence , John O’BoyleMike Kerr and Ian Raposa of Firstbourne and more.

On the subject of guest musicians, Michael comments: “There is a different player appearing on every song. It started out where I was just going to have a couple of guest appearances on it, then I decided that it would be really interesting to bring in different players for every song. I started putting names out there and reaching out to people, and they started agreeing to do it. And then I had guys reaching out to me.” Continue reading »

Sep 172019
 

The official lyric video for ‘Please Say No’, a brand new song from The Devil Wears Prada, can be seen below. The track, which is one of the most experimental-yet-powerful songs the band has ever released, is taken from the group’s upcoming album, “The Act”, which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records.

‘Please Say No’ is based off of a scene within the novel ‘Never Come Morning’ by Nelson Algren,” said singer Mike Hranica. “This song is more difficult to explain than any other set of lyrics I’ve assembled. Saying the song is derivative of class injustice is insufficient and saying the song is born of a violent crime is cheap. Lyrically, I’d urge interested listeners to read the book. Musically, I’ll encourage listeners to enjoy what I consider to be our moodiest effort on ‘The Act’.”

The members of  The Devil Wears Prada consistently choose to both challenge themselves and the world around them. The group — Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (vocals, guitar), Andy Trick (bass), Kyle Sipress (guitar), Jonathan Gering (keys, synthesizers) and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) — bends and breaks all boundaries on its seventh full-length and debut for Solid State Records. Pulling plain-spoken poetry through distorted discord and dissonance, the six-piece delivers a dynamic and definitive statement. Continue reading »

Sep 172019
 

IndieVisionMusic and Thumper Punk Records are honored to support the life and legacy of A Common Goal frontman Mike May through the release of “One More Song, a tribute to Mike May”. Mike was the type of person you would like immediately – quick to smile, quick to crack jokes, and quick to lend a hand when needed. His presence is missed by the punk community, which has come together to release this album to raise funds for his family. The title song ‘One More Song’ was written by the other members of A Common Goal (Scott Grenon on Guitar, Brett D. Ennis on Bass, and Jason Autrey on drums) to honor Mike after his passing.

The tracklist is as follows: Continue reading »