Aug 302018
 

Sit back and put your feet up when you listen to “Fist of the Seven Stars – Act 2 (Hokuto Brothers)”. Gabriels, a composer and keyboardist from Italy, creates musical stories on a grand scale. Some of you may be familiar with his rock opera, Prophecy, dedicated to the victims of the September 11 attacks in the United States. He is also known as a seasoned session musician, having served as arranger and keyboardist on amongst others, the “Vivaldi Metal Project”. For this album, he again involves a large cast of talented performers to continue the story inspired by “Hokuto no Ken”, a Japanese anime by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson.

One thing is for sure, he makes the keyboards wail! When I listen to this album, and appreciate how sweeping a production this is, I cannot help but think of Finnish band, Dark Sarah. While Dark Sarah is more clearly symphonic in its brand of metal, both bands share what I would call an “old world grandeur”. This lavishness is evident for me in a track like “End of Cobra”. I truly enjoy the layered vocals, the massive synths and that guitar solo – out of this world! It’s like this production would be at home in both a stadium and in a theatre, with elaborate costumes and kick ass lighting design. Continue reading »

Aug 092018
 

Italy’s keyboard virtuoso Gabriels signs to Rockshots Records for the release of the brand new rock opera: “Fist Of The Seven Stars Act 2 – Hokuto Brothers”

Gabriels is a quite known keyboard player and musician based out of Italy, also active as arranger and session-man, who worked with some renowned musicians such as the well-known singer Fabio Lione, Mark Boals and the keyboard player Mistheria among the others.

The new opera will be unleashed via Rockshots Records on August 31, 2018, while pre-orders are already available on the record label official store.

Concept: This Rock opera is dedicated and freely adapted from to the manga and anime “Hokuto no Ken” by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. In Act 1 we will see the first part of the story the girlfriend of the protagonist is kidnapped by his enemy and rival in martial arts, and forms part of a different school … leaving him dying back after a long time to get revenge and take back what is his…but she is dead….?!?!? Continue reading »

Jun 172018
 

‘Last Bleeding Pain,’ the new single ofItalian Power Progressive Metal band Metatrone is out now. The track can be streamed in the clip below. ‘Last Bleeding Pain’ is available here.

The band comments: ‘Last bleeding pain’ is a song connected to changes. It was born by the need to confirm that all the events in our lives can be changed anytime, to decide that now it’s the time to change direction and eventually find the bliss for everyone.

‘Last bleeding pain’ is about this, now it’s time to stop the bleeding, to stop the pain and impose who we are, in the Truth and without any reconsideration. Continue reading »

Apr 242018
 

Crossing Eternity will release its debut album “The Rising World” on June 15, 2018 via Rockshots Records. The album cover can be seen below. The band states

The artwork was made by Gustavo Sazes-an amazing artist who made album artwork for bands such as Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Kamelot and many other great metal bands.

Crossing Eternity is a Romanian – Swedish metal/hard rock band founded in 2017 by experienced musicians who are truly passionate in the way they approach music. Starting with the recording of their first studio album, “The Rising World”, the band members aimed for an organic, old school sound, rejecting the temptation of an over-produced record. The adventure started in the summer of 2017, when Manu, band’s guitarist and composer, entered the studio with a new band in mind and a lots of good song ideas. On the way, the rest of the band joined the process of recording and producing, working until everything was well done, in January 2018. Continue reading »

Apr 202018
 

Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the heavy metal band Crossing Eternity! Crossing Eternity is a Romanian – Swedish metal/hard rock band founded in 2017 by experienced musicians who are truly passionate in the way they approach music. Starting with the recording of their first studio album, “The Rising World”, the band members aimed for an organic, old school sound, rejecting the temptation of an over-produced record. The adventure started in the summer of 2017, when Manu, band’s guitarist and composer, entered the studio with a new band in mind and a lots of good song ideas. On the way, the rest of the band joined the process of recording and producing, working until everything was well done, in January 2018.

Even if the name of the band is new, its members are professional musicians, with 25-30 years of experience on the battlefield. The band’s main purpose is to expand the boundaries and spread some magic! Continue reading »