May 032018
 

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 Mauce.nl’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 »

MET SPOED GEZOCHT: WEBMASTER

 Posted by on March 5, 2017 at 22:43  No Responses »
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 !

 

Death Requisite – “Threnody”

 Posted by on August 18, 2018 at 19:47  No Responses »
Aug 182018
 

Death Requisite pick up where Revisitation left off and take their symphonic metal to a whole new level on Threnody, even including orchestral versions of the songs.

Florida’s Death Requisite trace their roots all the way back to when the band members were teens in the late 1990s.  The band has a relatively storied past, opening for national acts, signing to a label and releasing a couple of albums before life intervened and the band went on hiatus in 2005.  In 2010, the band returned, release two projects, Prophets of Doom and Second Death as well as shared the stage with a number of bands from Norma Jean to Terrorizer to Vital Remains.  In 2016 the band released Revisitation  to critical acclaim where many noticed the combination of death, thrash, symphonic and progressive elements blended seamlessly into their songs.

Having reviewed Revisitation, I had a fairly good idea of what to expect when I hit play on Threnody, and then a little ways into “Primogeniture” that quickly went out the window.  What struck me first was the overriding emphasis on the symphonic side of symphonic metal.  Keyboards seemed to take a larger role than guitars in many places on the album.  Yes, the comparisons to Antestor and Grave Declaration will remain, but the metal seems to be a lesser component in the overall sound this time.  Some of it can be attributed to the mix which is a bit overwhelming to the ears, making it difficult to pick out the contributions of the individual instruments.  When you see the layout of the album with the metal  versions followed by the orchestral versions, this makes a bit more sense.  Interstingly the orchestral versions of the songs do seem to be missing something as the overall sound seems a bit thin and would benefit immensely  from the inclusion of the bass and drums from the metal side.  Otherwise the two versions are nearly interchangeable. Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

Louisville, Kentucky metalband Duhumanize have announced the release of a new full-length album, “Malum Scelesto Ferox”, scheduled to be released on August 31th. through Vision of God Records.

10 new tracks and 1 re-recorded track from their 2015 demo, blast beats and grooves all over the place. Pre-orders are available for the digital copy and compact disc. When you pre-order, you get 5 tracks immediately.

In the video’s below you can listen to ‘As Sodom Burns’ (Featuring Bryon Johnson of Insidious & ‘To Be Spared Of Evil’ (Featuring Zach Plunkett of Abated Mass Of Flesh). Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

Power Quest are delighted to welcome guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis into the band, replacing Andy Kopczyk who left the band earlier this year. Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, George also plays in the bands Vermillion Days (Greece) and Wild Willy’s Gang (Norway) and was previously a member of Raven Lord and Exorcism.

Power Quest keyboardist and founder member Steve Williams had this to say on the matter. “It’s fantastic news to have George as part of the band. I’ve known him for a couple of years now and our drummer Rich has known him for 5 years since they played together in Raven Lord. George obviously brings a highly skilled level of guitar playing to the table but in addition to that he also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. On top of that he’s just a bloody nice bloke haha! I look forward to hitting the road and the studio with George in the months and years to come. Welcome aboard matey”

George recently travelled to Southampton, UK to meet the band and undertake his first photo shoot as a PQ member ahead of rehearsals and live shows coming later in the year. Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

Silent Planet have released a new single/video, ‘Share the Body’. “This song is a tribute to the many people I’ve met who struggle with opioid addiction,” frontman and lyricist Garret Russell explains. “I hope it can speak into the past trauma or present reality of addicted persons, and push them to get help before their need takes everything.” ‘Share the Body’ is the latest single, following ‘Vanity of Sleep’ and ‘Northern Fires’, from Silent Planet’s upcoming album “When The End Began,” due out 11/2/18 via Solid State Records.

Since forming in 2009, Silent Planet have steadily gained traction by playing local venues throughout California and expanding to the DIY touring scene throughout the United States. Over the past 9+ years, the band gained prominence thanks to their vast array of influences, anchored by Russell’s master’s degree in psychology and field experience as a mental health therapist. As a result of their continued momentum, Silent Planet took home the “Underground Band of the Year” award at the 2017 APMA awards. Continue reading »

Aug 182018
 

The Bearded Dragon Productions brings you an new-school-old-school-throwback comp with some big names of Christian metal/hardcore genres. The digital Album
is available for Streaming + Download.

“When was the last time you heard a compilation with some of these names?” states The Bearded Dragon Productions founder Mason Beard. Back in the day, there were several heavy bands that influenced a lot of different crowds. The compilation features the genres of hardcore, early-metalcore (aka the good stuff), thrash metal, death metal, grindcore, groove metal, technical metal, black metal and even some rapcore.

“We’ve got all of it. The only genre I think isn’t on this compilation is like power-violence or viking metal or something like that. If you like heavy compilations and a variety of styles to choose from, this one is for you.” Continue reading »