Jun 192017
 

Dark Sarah (Gothic Metal from FIN), Death Therapy (Industrial groove metal from the USA), Wind Rose (Dwarven Metal from ITA), Sleeping Romance (Symphonic Metal from ITA) – have been added to the festival lineup for the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).

Check out the new promo video below.

** The arrival of Dark Sarah (FIN) may be considered as a big surprise. The band around ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen performed in 2014 at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, but after that show the performances were limited to Finland. Extra special is that guest singer JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings) also will be there at the festival.. As previously reported Leppäluoto has joined Dark Sarah‘s lineup for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2018. Leppäluoto was also featured in Dark Sarah’s previous album “The Puzzle” that was released in November last year, playing the character The Dragon. Continue reading »

TIMŌRĀTUS – “Reverentia”

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Jun 182017
 

David Napier is back, this time not focusing on times of the Black Plague but bringing the listener into a world of metal to “envelop the listener in the warmth and closeness of worship with God.

My first experience with TIMŌRĀTUS (full of reverence toward God, devout) was reviewing the ep’s Black and Death, which tell the story of Kafla Selaro in his battle for faith and life in the Dark Ages during the time of Black Plague.  Now that the tale of Kafla is long past, David had the idea to put out an album that might give the listener the feeling of worship.  David once again handled the instrumentation but this time brought on some additional vocalists, some of whom provide clean vocals for “In Christ Alone” and “Amazing Grace”.

First thing I noticed about the album was the overall length, with seven songs clocking in at over 50 minutes long.  The album itself can be almost divided into three sections.  The first section with “Weight of the World” and “Mere Symbols” could be described as ambient or atmospheric black/death metal, with perhaps some doom elements thrown in.  In “Weight of the World”, you have the music greatly overwhelming the death metal growled vocals in the mix, which makes it a challenge, while in “Mere Symbols” the overall tone of the guitars is a bit darker but the vocals more pronounced.  In both cases, the songs move slowly, in a crushing manner under a wall of sound. Continue reading »

Jun 182017
 

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh (In short GFM) drummer LuLu recently released her 2nd drum cover in her video series. She plays ‘Wash Away’ by As We Ascend. The video can be watched below.

GFM wil be part of “Summer RockFest” Tour 2017 with Seventh Day Slumber, Random Hero & Scarlet White. The trek kicks off July 3 in Frankfort, KY and will end Aug. 6 in Fairchance, PA. Dates and locations are listed below.

GFM started in 2011 as a cover band and consist of 3 (young) sisters – CJ shines as the band’s lead guitarist and shares vocals with Maggie, who rocks dual instruments on bass and keys. The youngest of the group, Lulu, anchors the band with an intensity on drums that is way beyond her years.. The trio hails from Florida, and apparently they refer to their style of music as “beautycore”, which is a mixture of hard rock and metalcore that is played by all-female bands  Continue reading »

Jun 172017
 

Conveyer is the definition of the hardcore music genre in 2017. Their video ‘No Future,’ the title track from their new album set for release on Victory Records on June 23 sonically and visually encapsulates what fans of the genre have been waiting for. An ode to crashing dreams and forgotten plans of the future, vocalist Danny Adams spells it out, “’No Future’ is the title track for the record because we felt it had to be as straight-forward as the meaning behind it.”

“Human beings are meant to exist in a perfect place, but we’ve somehow deprived ourselves of the desire to venerate perfect things,” Adams explains. “I’m constantly reminded that I’m unequipped to accept that my existence is limited to this life. It’s also not a typical sounding Conveyer song – we wanted to bleed out some older influences like Buried Alive and Figure Four. Continue reading »

Jun 172017
 

BioGenesis are very excited to announce their latest single ‘Brood of Vipers’ off the new album “A Decadence Divine” which was produced by Kruse FX. ‘Brood of Vipers’ tells the tragic story of the Salem witch trails and the hypocrisy that went along with those early Salem witch hunts. The video can be watched below.

Having started out all the way back in 1996 American metal band BioGeneis has created a metal style almost all their own. While it is very hard to categorize a good description style wise might be a mix of thrash/death/power/prog/goth and aggressive nu-metal, and as far as a band comparison it’s probably what you would get if you mixed Deliverance, Megadeth, Saviour Machine and threw in some Dream Theater and maybe a little Disturbed. Continue reading »