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Affector – Harmagedon

 Posted by on December 18, 2012 at 23:16  No Responses »
Dec 182012
 

Affector is a new band who just released their first CD Harmagedon. Looking at the lineup this could be a serious good newcomer!

Affector started as a duo-project by Collin Leijenaar and Daniel Fries, a Dutch/German duo. The band is completed by Mike LePond (Symphony X, USA) and Ted Leonard (USA). Beside them, some special guests joined: Neal Morse, Jordan Rudness, Derek Sherinian and Alex Argento.

“Harmagedon” is their first release and has a playing time of a whopping 70 minutes in 10 songs! The album has an apocalyptic theme bases upon the bible.  Continue reading »

Enshrouding – Time to Kill the Beast

 Posted by on October 20, 2012 at 13:01  No Responses »
Oct 202012
 

Enshrouding is ready to release their first full length album on the 24th of October. They come from Finland with their “Time to Kill the Beast” through Bullroser Records. Let’s see what cold winter do with human minds.

Pekka Tiana started Enschrouding in 2008 as a solo project and made three EP’s.  “Time to Kill the Beast” is their first professional production. It’s a mix of trash, black and death metal. The album has 11 songs with a total playing time of almost 45 minutes. Continue reading »

Germán Pascual – A New Beginning

 Posted by on October 6, 2012 at 00:19  1 Response »
Oct 062012
 

The last vocalist of Narnia is to release his debut album on the 9th of October. Let see if he can keep up with his old band.

German Pascual is not just somebody who just started his career. Originally, he was born in Uruguay, was raised in Brasil and now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. Beside his solo career he also is vocalist with DivineFire. His debut album as a solo vocalist is called “A new Beginning”. The album contains 10 songs with a total playing time of little over  40 minutes. Musically its power/symphonic metal, a bit like Narnia used to be.

The album kick off with “Seek the Truth” with some piano’s and then the rest of the music kicks in, and at last German himself. And yes, this rocks and brings a smile to my face. To say this should have been the next Narnia? Musically is played very well, melodic parts are nice, technically played well. Also the guitar solo’s done very well. First song is like the first piece of a cake, you want more! Continue reading »

Soulspell – “Hollow’s Gathering”

 Posted by on September 22, 2012 at 17:36  No Responses »
Sep 222012
 

SoulSpell is a Power Metal Opera Band from Lençóis Paulista, Brazil and on the 12th of October, they release their third album: “Hollow’s Gathering”. Good news from Brazil?

Soulspell is started by drummer Heleno Vale, and he released their first album “Legacy of Honor” in 2008, followed by “Labyrinth of Truths” in 2010. Their third album tells a story about the conflicts of human emotions. The different characters are played by many different vocalists. The list of vocalists is impressive, from ex-Iron Maiden, Helloween, Avantasia and Theocracy. Continue reading »

Thy Majestie – ShiHuangDi

 Posted by on September 16, 2012 at 18:16  1 Response »
Sep 162012
 

Thy Majestie is going to release their 6th album on the 25th of September. The album is called “ShiHuangDi”, a strange name at first sight. Lets check this new Italian cd.

Thy Majestie was founded in 1998 by Guiseppe Bondi (keyboards) and Claudio Diprima (drums). For this album Thy Majestie has a new vocalist by the name of Alessio Taormina. They come from Palermo, Sicily in Italy. Their music is power metal with symphonic influences. The new album contains 11 songs with a total playing time of 51 minutes. The theme of the album is the life and times of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang who reigned in 221 BC. Continue reading »