Moon Reverie – “Moon Reverie”

 Posted by on February 29, 2020 at 03:40  No Responses »
Feb 292020
 

Moon Reverie started as a project back in 2012 when guitarist Luca Poma decided to create his own music after touring extensively through Europe with the likes of Uli Jon Roth, Kee Marcello, Vinnie Moore and many other notable artists.  The guitar virtuoso brought influences ranging from Rainbow to Hendrix, to Malmsteen, and Europe into his project. 

Very quickly into this album, even if you know nothing about the band and Luca Poma, it becomes readily apparent that you will be hearing some masterful guitar licks.  The intro track “Into Glory” sets the stage and the first full track “Forgiveness” showcases Poma’s guitar skills to an even greater extent.  I am instantly transported back to the first time I heard Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force…which to my ears was like if someone fed Ritchie Blackmore a whole lot of coffee.  For all of the guitar parts to work with listeners, production has to be clean and that is certainly the case here.  Luca Pozzi has the vocals that work perfectly well within this classically-influenced power metal.

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Feb 142020
 

Melodic death metallers Manam have announced the release of their sophomore album “Ouroborus”, coming out on April 3 via Rockshots Records.

Following up the previous “Rebirth Of Consciousness”, the new record is a concept album about alchemical initiation in the typical Manam‘s style made of epic, cathartic and emotional songs.

With influences that range from death metal to classical music and jazz, their music can be better described as “spiritual metal”, a metaphysical power that transcends any labels or mental walls. 

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Feb 012020
 

Neoclassical hard-rock band Moon Reverie has finally released the self-titled debut album via Rockshots Records! To celebrate the release, the official music video ‘Eyes’ has been unleashed, the video can be watched below.

Luca Poma, guitar virtuoso and mastermind of the band, comments about the song: “‘Eyes’ is a typical neoclassical metal song, influenced by the 80’s and classical music, with a kind of a catchy and melodic chorus.”

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Jan 252020
 

Following up the previous albums “In the Name of the Father” and “In The Name of The Son” composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled “In The Name Of The World Spirit”.

Enzo and The Glory Ensemble’s stellar line-up includes Enzo Donnarumma, Marty Friedman, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path), Derek Corzine & Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) , David Brown (Metatrone), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon), Maria Londino and Francesco Romeggini (S91), Mr Jack, Claudia Coticelli and Clara People.

In addition to this out-of-this-world line-up, bass player Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai’s backing band) joined the Glory Ensemble for the new album.

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Ravenword – “Transcendence”

 Posted by on January 20, 2020 at 01:13  No Responses »
Jan 202020
 

Ravenword bring soaring vocals, metal guitars, and driving rhythms to bear on material inspired by Edgar Allen Poe in their debut album Transcendence, joining other critically acclaimed symphonic power metal bands on Rockshots Records.

Ravenword actually trace their beginnings back to 2007 when it was a project of keyboardist Davide Scuteri.  The idea was to create a symphonic power metal project inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” by combining the poetic style and themes of that age with the music of bands like Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, and Within Temptation.  Fast forward all the way to 2019 and the project is complete as Davide added Chiara Tricarico (vocals), Michele Olmi (drums), and Cesare Ferrari (guitar and bass) for the recording.

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