Tag Archives: Italy

Album review: KARMAMOI – The Day Is Done

KARMAMOI - The Day Is Done

Sonicbond [Release date 30.11.18] The fourth album from Italian proggers Daniele Giovannoni (drums, keys) and Alex Massari (guitars) aka Karmamoi is a concept album inspired by the story of two Syrian boys, one of whom died in the Grenfell Tower … Continue reading

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Album review: VICTIM OF ILLUSION – Invisible Light

VICTIM OF ILLUSION - Invisible Light

Self-released  -  [Release date: 20.6.17] Time was that if it was prog it was British. And the Brits had it more or less all their own way for a good part of the late sixties through to the late eighties. … 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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Gig Review: FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL, Italy, 1-3 May 2014

Frontiers Rock Festival, Italy, May 2014

Famous Italian bands can be counted on the fingers of one hand, yet it is an Italian label, Frontiers Records, who have emerged as the world force in melodic rock. Starting with the underground acts, they have accumulated a huge … Continue reading

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Album review: KLOGR – Blacksnow

Klogr - Blacksnow

Zeta Factory (Release date – Out now) Blacksnow is the second album release by Italian alt-rockers Klogr. Their first album, ‘Till You Decay’, was released back in 2011 and gained some good press. Since then the band have been touring … Continue reading

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DVD review: SUZANNE VEGA – Solitude Standing

Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing

Wienerworld [Release date 24.03.14] Timed for release to coincide with Vega’s new studio album Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles (presumably to freeload on the coat-tails of that album’s publicity) this DVD finds Suzanne Vega performing at … 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 – ROXIN’ PALACE – Roxin’ Palace

      SAOL (Release date – out now) Sleaze rockers Roxin’ Palace only formed last year in Italy but have already managed to write and record this 10 track album. The standard of the songs on offer and the … 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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DVD Review: ANATHEMA – Universal

KScope [Release date 23.09.13] Success is a strange thing: the more you chase it, the more it eludes you and then, just as you are about to give up trying, lady luck gives you the most impassioned of embraces and … Continue reading

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Album Review: OVERTURES – Entering The Maze

      Sleaszy Rider Records (Release date – Out now) Overtures are an Italian metal outfit from Gorizia and ‘Entering The Maze’ is the band’s third album. Metal infused with a large dose of melody is the order of … Continue reading

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