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Album review: THE DARK ELEMENT (featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen)

THE DARK ELEMENT (featuring Anette Olzon & Jani Liimatainen)

Frontiers Records [Release date 10.11.17] After Anette Olzon’s unceremonious departure from Nightwish in 2012 she took stock, brushed herself down, and fashioned the beginnings of a solo career. ‘Shine’ was released in 2014 and was one of my favourite albums, … Continue reading

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Album review: CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow

CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow

Frontiers Records [Release date 15.05.15] Cain’s Offering are a Finnish power metal super-group of sorts and “Stormcrow” is actually their second studio album following on from “Gather The Faithful” that was released back in 2009. The brains behind the band … Continue reading

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DVD review: LIVE AT WACKEN 2013 – 24 Years Louder Than Hell

Live At Wacken 2013

UDR  [Release date 04.08.14] For the last 24 years a small village in Northern Germany has become the centre of the heavy metal universe for one weekend of drunken antics, sloppy mud and loud music. Welcome to Wacken Open Air! … Continue reading

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SONATA ARCTICA – Stones Grow Her Name

Nuclear Blast I know it’s been some time since the Finnish outfit has released this, but I feel I need to put in my two cents on what I think could be their strongest album to date… The band grabbed … Continue reading

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