Secret Rule – “Against”

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Jun 172020
 

On their fifth album, Secret Rule bring symphonic power metal from Italy in the vein of Delain and Nightwish.

Starting out in 2014, Italy’s Secret Rule has released six albums with Against being fifth and the recent Quarantine: The other side of us cover album coming out in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.Since Transposed Emotions in 2015, the band has toured and shared the stage with the likes of  Xandria, Delain, Kobra & the Lotus, and Cellar Darling.  The band has also managed to bring in some high-level guest talent on albums including: Aylin (Sirenia), Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), Timo Somers (Delain), Sander Zoer (Delain, Leah), Henning Basse (Mayan, Firewind), which certainly adds to their credibility and potential as a band.

Against opens up with short keyboard-heavy intro and launches directly in to a groove-heavy power metal track immediately highlighting the vocals from Angel Di Vencenzo.  When a European band mentions influences like Nightwish and Delain, one does go into the listening experience with a certain set of preconceived notions and given those bands, strong female vocals are a given and Angela delivers.  As one would expect from power metal, production is clean and vocals are particularly distinct.

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Dec 282019
 

The Italian Symphonic Metal band Secret Rule will release a new album entitled “Against on February 21, 2020 via Pride & Joy Music

Secret Rule was formed at the beginning of 2014 with the intention to create a special sound with powerful rhythms and catchy melodies. During these six years, the group conquered its space in the metal scene.
The band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals of Angela Di Vincenzo, masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario, with accurate bass playing of Michele Raspanti and the powerful drumming of Alex Beccati.

Secret Rule on stage is a bomb of energy, a mix of heavy guitar riffs, with electronic elements and incredible keyboard lines.

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The Radio Sun – “Beautiful Strange”

 Posted by on August 8, 2018 at 20:41  No Responses »
Aug 082018
 

It’s hard to make changes. They rock your soul. Try quitting a bad habit, or a toxic relationship. Try making good where you’ve wronged. Try standing up for your beliefs. Imagine the sinking feeling when Peter heard the rooster crow that day (Luke 22:54-62). When you’re down in a pit, you need “Hold On Tight”, the first single off “Beautiful Strange”. This song heralds the release of The Radio Sun’s fifth studio album, in as many years, on 24 August 2018.

The guitars are strident, and Jason Old’s voice encouraging. I get spoonsful of courage, similar to when I hear “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot. The sing-along chorus of “Believe In Me” goes: “I can see forever and it’s in your eyes / No more hesitation, no more alibis / Believe in me, my fantasy” and I pause. Who’s talking here? Is it like when Samuel answers God, “Speak, for your servant is listening” in 1 Samuel 3:7-11? How do I interpret the two phrases together: “Believe in me, my fantasy”? On the one hand I’m like, “Dude, it’s a rhyming couplet. No analysis needed.” On the other hand, if it were His voice what should I take “my fantasy” to be? This is the beauty of the lyric. You can interpret it your way. Continue reading »

Jul 062018
 

Australian melodic rockers The Radio Sun have done it again with their new album “Beautiful Strange”! With the band’s debut album released in 2014, this will be the fifth album in five years!

The Radio Sun have worked very hard to build up their following by touring all over the world in support of each and every release. Performances in Japan, Europe, United States, United Kingdom and their home country Australia has showed the band’s ability to rise. The Radio Sun are the first band to ever play Hard Rock Hell AOR Fest U.K four times in a row, whilst also having played at Melodic Rock Fest on four different occasions. Continue reading »

Secret Rule – “The Key to the World”

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Nov 122017
 

Formed in early 2014, hailing from Rome Italy, this melodic power metal band fore fronted by Angela Di Vincenzo (Kyla Moyl) took stance to create powerful rhythms with catchy melodies, and are out with their third studio album “The Key to the World” releasing on the 10th Of November under the record label Pride and Joy music.

The band is masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario (Martiria) who is known for collaborative work with Vinny Appice (of the Black Sabbath, Dio fame), Jeff Pilson (of the Dokken, Foreigner fame), and Carlos Cavazo (of Quiet Riot fame). Bassist Michele Raspanti (Graal) and drummer Nicola Corrente (Enemynside, Stick it out, Starkiller Sound) joined in to complete the bands line-up.

The bands first album Transposed Emotions, was a concept album revolving around our society’s blues in a post-apocalyptic era was released in 2015 under the banner of Rocksector records. While their second album Machination saw some line-up additions including Sander Zoer (ex Delain, Leah) on drums, Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica) on keyboards and other special guests such as Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), Timo Somers (Delain), Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and Janneke De Rooy (Paper Doll Decay); and was released under the banner of Scarlet Records in 2016. Continue reading »