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Mar 052017

tmr_webmaster_12b[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een uit Nederland afkomstige webmaster / siteadmin met programmeerkennis, zodat we ook snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar).

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 !


Mar 052017

We are looking for an all-round CD reviewer. This is what we ask of you:

“Basic requirements
* You have free time, that you want to invest in the website
* You agree with’s mission statement and act accordingly
* You have experience in writing articles / reviews.
* Knowledge of the English language.
* Love for rock and metal music
* Work with deadlines for publications.
You have the time and capability to write at least two reviews each month. Continue reading »

May 292017

Skylla’s Revenge was formed in July 2011, since then they have recorded an EP, played the annual Elements of Rock Festival in Uster, shared the stage with Breakdown of Sanity, Here comes the Kraken, Promethee, Exhale, Madison Affair, Vanitys Fair, All Faces Down and many more. Their debut album “Parallels” has been released on 14 May 2015. Recently we spoke with the lads of Skylla’s Revenge:

TMR: Hey guys this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things going there in Switzerland ?

Mischael: It’s going pretty good. There are currently a lot of cool heavy bands that release good music and play solid live show. There is a positive vibe in the scene!

TMR: Will you Introduce yourself and the band please ! 

Mischael: We are Skyllas Revenge from Thun, Switzerland. I play the guitar, write the songs and the lyrics. Then there is my brother who plays the drums, Sivan on the vocals and Luca on the bass. Josh is currently filling in on the guitar. Continue reading »

May 292017

Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (solo, BADASS, Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians) has just announced that Swedish guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) has joined Alberto‘s upcoming BASS solo album “Duality” with a stunning solo that you can hear in the soundcloud player below.

“It’s a big honor to have Mattias in my new album, I’ve been a super fan of his incredible playing since I discovered his band Freak Kitchen many years ago!” – Alberto Rigoni

The new album will be released in September 2017. If you would like to support the fundraising campaign go to: 20% of the income will be donated to Lega del Filo d’Oro, an Italian association which helps deaf blind children. Continue reading »

Gloriam Dei – “The Covenant”

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May 292017

It’s time to welcome the Finnish Power metal band Gloriam Dei. The name of the band is Latin and means God’s glory. If you look at the cover art, you can see light, or the glory of God, shining down on the man. They formed in 2013, but released their debut album in 2015. You’re probably thinking: “Why now?” Well, they are busy making an new album called The Midnight Sun and with this you have an introduction to this band.

I’m a big fan of Power Metal when it is done well and I must say this band did that for me the second I heard their first number. Their opening song Bethlehem sucks you in and that’s exactly the thing it’s supposed to do. The voice of Sami Asp fits exactly into this genre and gives me the feeling of one of my personal favorite Power Metal bands, Impellitteri from Sweden. Sami also plays the guitar together with Jarmo Happonen. I must say, as a guitarist, I really like the way they play guitar. It’s powerful and very melodic. The solo on the first song really stands out. I really like the switches between the guitar player and the synthesizer. The song The Covenant has an amazing build towards the end of the song. The switches in the songs between the rough bits and some slower bits makes it not only pleasant to listen to, but also makes it their signature sound. Continue reading »

Surpasses – “Surpasses”

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May 282017

On November 19, 2015 OnTheAttack Records announced the signing of metalcore band Surpasses, and the release of their 8 song self-titled EP. Surpasses is Based out of Redding, California. They state that; ‘standing firm in their belief in God’s saving grace, Surpasses exists to banish the chains of religion, and uphold the mantle of love, joy, and peace. The band’s debut album demonstrates their practice of loving God’s people as our brothers and sisters with no strings attached, over music filled with fury and aggression.’

I got this album a while ago, to write a review about it, even though this album was already released in 2015. So I admit that it is a bit late, but better late than never…
The first track ‘Remember’ immediately blasts out of your speaker and in the first minute I realize that I am dealing with a band that is no ordinary metalcore. It has a lot more hardcore influences than in your average metalcore-band. The melodies that flow constantly through the songs and the passion reminds me a lot of Life In Your Way and you can consider that as a compliment.

The second song ‘Stay The Course’ is more heavy than ‘Remember’ the vocals consist of more deep growls interspersed with more high pitched hardcore screams and , more or less, clean vocals.
The lyrics make it perfectly clear that this is a band that consists of devout followers of Christ. Continue reading »

May 272017

Unanimously declared by the press as the essential summer album, Broadside unveil the title track behind their upcoming album “Paradise.”

“Whatever adds value to your life, you need to chase it,” instructs front-man Ollie Baxxter. Broadside chased their own paradise by relocating to Los Angeles, and invited fans to submit their own visions of paradise for this clip. “Life is a journey, and it should be documented and valued forever, so we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to share their version of paradise with us, and share their special moments in our music video. Thank you to everyone for letting us take a peek at your paradise.”

The full album, “Paradise,” will be available June 16, and Broadside  has been nominated for ‘Best Underground Band’ at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards. Cast your vote here and watch the awards on July 17, 2017. Watch all three music videos from the album, ‘Puzzle Pieces,’ ‘Hidden Colors,’ and ‘Paradise’ below. Stay tuned as more summer and fall tour dates will be announced soon. Continue reading »