Tag Archives: Italian

Album review: EVELINE’S DUST – The Painkeeper

EVELINE

[Release date 11.03.16] Italian prog anyone? Inspired by the usual suspects – King Crimson, Genesis, et al, and current exponents like Steven Wilson, Eveline’s Dust – a four piece Pisa, Tuscany – have produced a rather fine follow up to … Continue reading

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Album review: ZUCCHERO – Black Cat

ZUCCHERO - Black Cat

Polydor/Universal [Release date 29.04.16] Zucchero may not be that well known in the UK, although I remember his sterling version of Las Palabras de Amor’ at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert back in 1992. This album has already topped his … Continue reading

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Album review: ELVENKING – The Pagan Manifesto

Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto

AFM Records – Out Now. Even though they have been earning their chops performing Folk infused Power Metal for the last seventeen years, the members of Italian sextet Elvenking do not really perform the style of music that I would … Continue reading

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Album review: ARTHEMIS – Live From Hell

        Off Yer Rocka Recordings (Release date – 25th May 2014) A couple of years ago I headed to Wales for the annual Hammerfest shindig and one of the discoveries of that weekend were Italian thrashers, Arthemis. … Continue reading

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Interview with ALEX STAROPOLI (Rhapsody Of Fire) – 7 November 2013

Name changes, line up changes, legal disputes: Rhapsody Of Fire have been through and survived all these last couple of years. What is quite surprising, though, is the fact that they have emerged looking stronger and with a top quality … Continue reading

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Quick plays: BLACK RAINBOWS, NEVER TRUST, TIM GRIMM, JADED HEART

Never Trust - Morning Light

BLACK RAINBOWS – Holy Moon (EP) Heavy Psych Sounds Something in the Italian water as they not only produce a series of fine melodic rock/AOR bands but now have some rather good stoner/psych rock bands including this band Black Rainbows. … Continue reading

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Album review: HERETIC’S DREAM – Walk the Time

HERETIC

Videoradio Formed in 2010, this Italian band could easily be put in a metal category but on close hearing this is more mainstream, even if a little on the heavy side.  The songs are great but let down by Francesca … Continue reading

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Album review – THE TOMMY FIAMMENGHI BAND – Into The Storm

      Maxstorm Records (Release date – out now) Tommy Fiammenghi is an Italian singer/ guitarist who formed his band back in 2005. This album is the band’s second and it is a good listen. The four piece play … Continue reading

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Album review: SAILOR FREE – Spiritual Revolution

      (Tide Records, 2012) This is definitely an album of ‘despites’. Despite not having English as their first language, despite this being a concept album and despite having a band name like a John Inman sit-com – this … Continue reading

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