As I mentioned here, 2014 is becoming an excellent year for Heavy Metal. The 53-year old German guitar player Axel Rudi Pell, who has been on the road since 1981, has just released his sixteenth studio album, ‘Into the Storm’, and the final result is so pleasant that it will be hard for any headbanger not to enjoy it.
German act Ophis was formed at the beginning of this century in the city of Hamburg.
Casket Music/ Copro Records – Catch-up, part Three! (for details, see review David J. Caron)
Casket Music/ Copro Records – Catch-up, part One!
Casket Music/ Copro Records – Catch-up, part One! (for details, see review David J. Caron)Getting straight into the nitty-gritty of things, Audiobreed is a Heavy Rock/ Southern Rock/ Stoner Rock act founded in Piraeus (Athens), Greece, during the year 2008.
Next year Krieg will celebrate their twentieth anniversary. Hip hip hip hurray!
When I saw the title of this album, I wondered what was going on, what was coming next. I do ‘follow’ French act Monolithe as from their first album, which was called I (2003), and their next releases were called, indeed, II, III (review posted on February 6th 2013) and IV (see update on October 26th 2013).
Hailing from Tampere, Finland, Profetus are a Doom-combo with two full lengths on their name, Coronation Of The Black Sun (2009) and …To Open The Passages In Dusk (2012). And it is within the very same vein that this third full length studio release continues. The band signed to Svart Records in mean time, the fantastic label that is now to release this newest epic.
German horde Hroptatyr was formed as a trio in 2008 in the Bavarian region (briefly as Drunken Warriors). In 2010 the band debuted with Auf Zu Neuen Ufern via recently defunct Düsterwald Produktionen, and now they come with the sophomore album, called Hroptatyr, having a total running time of forty two minutes.
Line up :
Rob Mancini – Vocals
Alexandre Santos – Guitars
Teen Asty – Bass
Special guest : Vinnie Appice - Drums
The band revolves around founder and guitarist Alexandre Santos, who has worked with bevy of different musicians over the last six years or so. Worlds Entwined is the latest and features new vocalist Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush).