Monthly Archives: June 2011

10 Q’s with Vega

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Vega have just released their debut album ’Kiss Of Life’ through Frontiers and the band features Nick Workman (Kick/Eden) and the songwriting brothers James and Tom Martin, who have provided songs for many artists including House Of Lords, Sunstorm, First … Continue reading

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DEMONAZ – “MARCH OF THE NORSE”

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DEMONAZ – “MARCH OF THE NORSE” NUCLEAR BLAST (2011) It is almost one and a half years since fans of Black Metal around the globe rejoiced at the news that the mighty Norwegian quartet Immortal was getting back together – … Continue reading

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AMON AMARTH – “SURTUR RISING”

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AMON AMARTH – “SURTUR RISING” METAL BLADE (2011) Twenty years ago a guitarist by the name of Olavi Mikkonen had a dream: to create a Death Metal band whose music would follow a musical direction common to the vast majority … Continue reading

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PENTAGRAM – “LAST RITES”

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PENTAGRAM – “LAST RITES” METAL BLADE (2011) Rock music has been around long enough to have claimed the lives of too many people unable to keep the balance between the components of “sex, drugs and Rock n’Roll”. There are, of … Continue reading

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U.D.O. (Udo Dirkschneider) INTERVIEW

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U.D.O. (Udo Dirkschneider) INTERVIEW Udo Dirkschneider is a man that needs no introductions! Having fronted the mighty Accept during what is considered to be their ‘classic era’, he has been following his own musical path since the release of his … Continue reading

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U.D.O. – “REV-RAPTOR”

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U.D.O. – “REV-RAPTOR” AFM RECORDS (2011) When you are at the early stages of your musical career, being over-productive is somewhat expected of you – especially in an era where constant exposure through the media is the only way to … Continue reading

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U.D.O. – “LEATHERHEAD E.P”

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U.D.O. – “LEATHERHEAD E.P” AFM RECORDS (2011) Udo Dirkchneider is a man that needs no lengthy introductions, if you have not found yourself navigating the pages of this site by accident, that is. Having been the frontman of the mighty … Continue reading

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SCAR SYMMETRY – “THE UNSEEN EMPIRE”

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SCAR SYMMETRY – “THE UNSEEN EMPIRE” NUCLEAR BLAST (2011) Scar Symmetry is a Swedish Melodic Death Metal outfit whose early work I am quite familiar with, seeing as I was assigned to do reviews for both their debut “Symmetric In … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION (Schmier) INTERVIEW

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DESTRUCTION (Schmier) INTERVIEW The first Thrash Metal show I ever attended was at the tender age of fifteen, when back in 1989 the German Thrashers Destruction decided to grace Athens with their presence for what turned out to be the … Continue reading

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ACCEPT (Wolf Hoffmann) INTERVIEW

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ACCEPT (Wolf Hoffmann) INTERVIEW When I first heard that Accept had reformed and were about to and record a new album without legendary Udo D Dirkschneider, my reaction was one of pure disbelief, since a previous such attempt (see “Eat … Continue reading

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