mercoledì 18 ottobre 2017

Hallatar- No Stars Upon the Bridge

"No Stars Upon the Bridge"

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Country: Finland

Genre: Funeral Doom 

Tracklist:
01. Mirrors
02. Raven’s song
03. Melt
04. My mistake
05. Pieces
06. Severed eyes
07. The maze
08. Spiral gate
09. Dreams burn down


“Behind the shield of broken dreams I hide
But nothing can remain
So recognize your world broken into pieces
You’re holding on no more”

Hallatar, in finlandese antico, era il nome che indicava la personificazione femminile del gelo, una sorta di regina del ghiaccio. Un nome ideale per rappresentare la band nata dalla volontà di Juha Raivio (Swallow the sun, Trees of Eternity) come tributo alla sua compagna Aleah Starbridge, incantevole voce dei Trees of Eternity, scomparsa prematuramente lo scorso anno dopo una lunga malattia.

Raivio ha ripreso alcuni scritti di Aleah, e ha voluto con sé musicisti del calibro di Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis), Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM) e Heike Langhans (Draconian) per dare vita a un album immenso, dalle atmosfere cupe, nostalgiche e malinconiche, un vero e proprio monumento alla memoria di Aleah.
Un album da ascoltare in silenzio, traccia dopo traccia: nove capitoli di una storia fatta di nostalgia, oscurità, disperazione e pace che si conclude con la voce di Aleah in “Dreams burn down”.

C’è ancora una stella, su quel ponte: ed è più luminosa che mai.

10/10 
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Sólstafir release video for "Hula" in advance of European autumn tour


SÓLSTAFIR are premiering a new video in advance of the second leg of their 2017 European tour in support of their latest full-length 'Berdreyminn'. 

The clip featuring impressive Ingmar Bergman aesthetics for the track "Hula" and telling a deep story is exclusively streaming via Metalitalia

SÓLSTAFIR comment: "When we were on the road in 2013, we came across this place, Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. At the time, we just knew that we would have to shoot a video there one day. We developed a good working relationship with Vesa and Harri back in 2015 with the 'Miðaftann' video, and since they are both living in Finland, it seemed a good idea to send them over with the boat from Finland with the camera and help us fulfill this dream of ours."

Video director Harri Haataja adds: "This time we set out to do video for SÓLSTAFIR outside of Iceland. Aðalbjörn Tryggvason had this beautiful location at Hill of Crosses in mind and we thought that it would fit perfectly for this clip. We also found a couple of other great locations suitable for the story and aesthetic that we had in mind for our video."

Video credits
Director: Harri Haataja
Cinematography: Vesa Ranta, Harri Haataja
Editing: Aapo Lahtela, Harri Haataja, Vesa Ranta
Camera assistant: Aapo Lahtela
Lighting: Aapo Lahtela
Actors: Eeva-Maria Kauniskangas, Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, and Rauli Marjala

AMBERIAN DAWN - Premiere Official Music Video For Track “I’m The One”!


AMBERIAN DAWN are never at a loss for Symphonic Metal that moves your deepest soul. Lyrically these Finns drift with captivating fantasy stories. Check out a brand new track off of their forthcoming album Darkness of Eternity!  

Overwhelming and adventurous, more than music: See the worldwide music video premiere for “I’m The One” HERE!

AMBERIAN DAWN mastermind Tuomas Seppälä gives a deeper insight to “I’m The One”: 
I'M THE ONE was one of the latest compositions for new album. After writing a couple of softer songs in fall 2016 I got a new “heavy wave” and probably 3 latest songs I wrote were quite heavy. The song is very hectic and pushes forward like a train. There's no solo part on this song (a solo would have been quite obvious call) Instead of that I wrote an instrumental part and an extra vocal part. Last vocal part's melody and chord pattern supporting it consists of just one really long phrase... this kind of long phrasing was typical in many classical compositions. I still haven't got rid of my roots in classical music :)”

While Capri explains the story:          
I'M THE ONE This is a story about very charismatic and socially intelligent people who speak with the finest words to make other people do what they want in their quest for their own pleasure. They do not care about the consequences or how to violate the feelings of others. They only think of themselves. Unfortunately the pressure in the group is generally enormous and all its members are behind the strongest individual hoping to be "the chosen one".”   

With the ear-piercing dramaturgy of incredible songstress Capri, their eighth record Darkness of Eternity is studded with stupendous fanfares. Their latest track “Maybe” can be seen HERE as well.

OUT ON November 10th via Napalm Records!

Gli Heavy Rockers italiani SUPERNAUGHTY firmano per ARGONAUTA RECORDS

[Foto di Margherita Bandini]

Argonauta Records dà il benvenuto agli Heavy Rockers italiani SUPERNAUGHTY!

Nati nel 2014 e formati da Filippo Del Bimbo, chitarra (ex Flora e Fauna, Korkovado, Bantoriak), Alessio Franceschi, batteria (ex Lisergica, Cora), Angelo Fagni, voce (ex Gosh, Cora) e Andrea Burroni, basso (ex Moss Garden, Zona Peep; ora sostituito da Luca Raffoni), i SUPERNAUGHTY con il loro nome pagano tributo al classico dei Black Sabbath “Supernaut”.

Dopo un'intensa attività live (hanno suonato anche di spalla a FATSO JETSON e HIGH ON FIRE), la band è ora al lavoro con Matteo Barsacchi (MR BISON) per completare il primo full-length, in uscita a inizio 2018.

lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

LONEWOLF - Raised On Metal

"Raised On Metal"

Release Date: on 22nd September 2017


Genre: Heavy Metal 

Tracklist:
1. Unleash The Wolf
2. Souls Of Black
3. Through Fire Ice And Blood
4. Raised On Metal
5. Flight 19
6. Extinction Of The Stars
7. Evil
8. Skinless Smile
9. No God No Master
10. Dark World Order
11. Swansons (bonus track)
12. Demon’s Call (bonus track)

Studio album numero 9 per i francesi Lonewolf, che proprio quest’anno festeggiano il 25° anno di attività.

Come i Wizard, anche i Lonewolf sono uno di quei gruppi che hanno sempre fatto della coerenza la loro bandiera, e se il precedente “The Heathen Dawn” aveva qualche concessione alla melodia, in questo Raised On Metal tornano a quel suono che li ha sempre caratterizzati, vale a dire un power metal classicissimo, molto simile a quanto proposto dai Running Wild e, soprattutto, dai Grave Digger. A rafforzare questo paragone vi è la voce di Jens Borner, stridula e sgraziata come quella di Chris Boltendahl, che poi è anche il limite principale dei Lonewolf. Per il resto Raised On Metal è un buon lavoro, derivativo  ma piacevole e trascinante.
I brani sono un’alternanza tra sfuriate speed ed epici mid tempo. Tra questi bisogna citare “Through Fire Ice And Blood”, con un giro di chitarra dal flavour celtico, che avrebbe sicuramente ben figurato su un classico dei Running Wild come “Blazon Stone”. Anche la sparata title-track gioca su melodie care a Rock’n’Rolf e ciurma, mentre per chi vuole sbattere la testa arrivano “Souls Of Black” e “Extinction Of The Stars”, con il suo furioso drumming in doppia cassa. 

Raised On Metal non passerà alla storia, ma conferma i Lonewolf come onesti gregari dell’heavy metal.

7/10
Andrea

Line-up:
Jens Borner – vocals, guitar
Michael Hellstrom – guitar
Rikki Mannhard – bass
Bubu Brunner – drums

ARKONA UNVEIL ALBUM DETAILS! New Album 'Khram' Coming In Early 2018!


Khram, is the Russian word for temple – and the upcoming title of ARKONA's hotly anticipated, eighth studio album, set to be released on January 19th 2018 via Napalm Records!

A Khram is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha`s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! ARKONA may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally into the band's harsh metal tunes.

Now Russia's leading pagan metal band has unveiled the stunning album artwork for Khram:

The track list will read as follows:
1. Mantra (Intro)
2. Shtorm
3. Tseluya zhizn'
4. Rebionok bez imeni
5. Khram
6. V pogonie za beloj ten'yu
7. V ladonyah bogov
8. Volchitsa
9. Mantra (Outro)


King-sized songs effortlessly shift from blackened pagan metal masterpieces to epic tracks with crystal-clear melodies and piano infusions. Mark your calendars for January 19th 2018, as ARKONA’s Khram is an exuberant and demanding affair that defies genre boundaries with untamable spirit!

In support of their upcoming album, ARKONA will be heavily touring in early 2018. Make sure to catch them live and on the following dates:

01.02.2018 - SI - Winter Days of Metal Festival
02.02.2018 - HR - Zagreb / Boogaloo 
03.02.2018 - RS - Novi Sad / SKC Fabrika
04.02.2018 - RO - Cluj Napoca / Form Space
08.02.2018 - GR - Athens / Kytarro Live
09.02.2018 - GR - Thesalonniki / Eightball
10.02.2018 - BG - Sofia / Mixtape 5
11.02.2018 - RO - Bucharest / Fabrica 
28.04.2018 - SE - Stockholm Slaughter 

with KORPIKLAANI, HEIDEVOLK & TROLLFEST:

15.02.2018 - BE - Antwerpen / Trix
16.02.2018 - DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
17.02.2018 - DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
18.02.2018 - NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg
20.02.2018 - FR - Paris / Elysée Montmartre
21.02.2018 - FR - Nantes / Stereolux
22.02.2018 - FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
23.02.2018 - ES - Madrid / Sala BUT
24.02.2018 - ES - Barcelona / Salamandra 1
25.02.2018 - FR - Lyon / Transbordeur
27.02.2018 - DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
28.02.2018 - DE - Berlin / Columbia Theater
01.03.2018 - CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
02.03.2018 - DE - München / Backstage
03.03.2018 - DE - Stuttgart / LKA
04.03.2018 - CH - Pratteln / Z7
05.03.2018 - IT - Milano / Magazzini Generali
07.03.2018 - AT - Graz / Orpheum
08.03.2018 - AT - Vienna / SIMM City
09.03.2018 - DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
10.03.2018 - DE - Geiselwind / Musichall
11.03.2018 - DE - Hannover / Capitol



THE BREW sign with Napalm Records worldwide!


Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, THE BREW have gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date they have released five chart topping albums to their credit, in their unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass, Kurtis Smith on drums and Jason Barwick on guitar and vocals.  

Eclipsed, one of Germany's leading rock magazines, voted, THE BREW as being one of the top three live bands in Europe, The guitarist, Jason Barwick, being voted as one of the top three guitarists in Europe and the drummer, Kurtis Smith, voted in the top 3 in Europe.  

The breakthrough for the band came in 2009 when they appeared on the world famous RockPalast TV show, and following the successful album releases of "A Million Dead Stars" and "The Third Floor", they again returned the RockPalast show in 2012.  

THE BREW have toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, to name but a few.  

Their current critically acclaimed album releases of "Control" (2014) and "Shake the Tree" (2016) have seen the band cement their status as one of the leading rock acts in Europe today.  

THE BREW states about their new collaboration:
“It's with great pleasure we can now announce, The Brew have signed with Napalm records.  Sharing our vision with the talented and dedicated Napalm team, we couldn't be more excited. 2018 will see the release of new music from the band, for all our awesome fans!!!!” 

And we're more than happy to welcome them to the Napalm Records family! Keep a close eye on THE BREW and Napalm Records social media sites for updates on the new album!!  

THE BREW are:
Jason Barwick (guitar/vocals)
Tim Smith (bass)
Kurtis Smith (drums)  

Discography:
The Brew (2006)
Fate and Time E.P. (2007)
The Joker (2008)
Live in Belgium (DVD - 2008)
A Million Dead Stars (2010)
Live at Luna Lunera (DVD - 2010)
The Third Floor (2011)
Live in Europe (2012)
Control (2014)
Shake The Tree (2016)
new album in 2018!!!