Lord Of Light is a band created by Swedish composer and multi instrumentalist Nicklas Kirkeval and he supplied vocals, guitar and keyboards for the album with Alfred Andersson on bass guitar and Jesper Sunnhagen on drums. Kirkeval originally put this album out on digital platform only in 2019 as he did not have a label..
Khymera initially began life as a project put together by Italian producer/musician Daniele Liverani and the Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh but it became more of a fully functioning band when bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic and now Magnum) came on board as vocalist for the second album. Although only the backing vocalist in Pink..
Hex A.D. have produced a stunning album mixing psychedelic, doom and progressive metal in an inspired cocktail. Norway’s Hex A.D. have been ploughing a path of psychedelic doom metal for a number of years and this is now their fourth album. I’ve no idea what the intriguing title might mean but it certainly grabs your..
Åskväder are a tuneful, melodic power-trio from Gothenburg, Sweden, whose self-titled debut album contains ten tracks of classic 'Scandinavian rock'. The band was formed in 2018 and consists of Staffan Persson (previously in Let Them Hang) with his lightning-speed bass grooves, Jon Solheim (ex Dödaren, Solheim, Dådet) on drums and lead vocals, and Martin Gut..
Finnish hard rockers Shiraz Lane recently completed a trip to North America (for the Monsters of Rock Cruise), as well as their first headlining tour of mainland Europe, just before the continent was brought to a halt by COVID-19 and forced the postponement of other current touring plans. Rather than just sitting around until the summer, the..
That sharp contrast between doom and hardcore is a known characteristic of this band and it certainly does make for fascinating listening. How many songs can trace their inspiration back to Black Sabbath eponymous song on the band’s eponymous debut album? The list must be awfully long and listening to the opening Four Shrines on..
Italian melodic-metallers Ravenscry have released their new music video and single for Maybe, the track is taken from the forthcoming studio album 100, which will be out on May 15th, 2020. The video - directed by Salvatore Perrone - can be viewed below: https://youtu.be/ROgLlZSBfzE 100 tracklisting 01 - Maybe 02 - Binary 03 - The..
Sacred Reich have launched their new video for Salvation. Front-man and bassist Phil Rind comments: "We want to put something positive out there right now.Salvation is about music's ability to encourage and inspire us and bring us together." Salvation is off the band's latest album, Awakening. Watch the video (shot and edited by Fiaz Farrelly) below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QGvcSD5V8A Sacred Reich's first record in twenty-three years, the towering Awakening showcases..
I guess we all know that this project features Russell Allen, the vocalist of immense US rockers Symphony X and Anette Olzon formerly of Nightwish (what a great job she did in replacing the irreplaceable Tarja Turunen) and The Dark Element with Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen? Effectively, this is a continuation of the project..
I’m the guy who comes up with the ideas, sees the big picture, and puts it all together... “I just love recording my various projects in the studio,” says Arjen Anthony Lucassen, mastermind behind the soaring series of concept albums set in the Ayreon universe, “but I’m not a live performer. I’m the guy who..