The Post / Sludge genre is permanently growing, and for sure the French scene is one of the most prominent ones worldwide. One of my most beloved acts from France is Dirge, hailing from Paris, and active for almost twenty-five years. In the earliest years, the band brought some kind of industrialised and psych-grinding Metal (also quite ‘popular’ in their home country), yet throughout the years they evolved a lot. Dirge recorded and released six albums in the meantime, but the last one, Hyperion (*), was released four and a half years ago.
So we have an instrumental rock band here witch consists of Giacomo Castellano, Gianni Rojatti, Erik Tulissio and Dado Neri. So I reckon this is probably an Italian project… I say reckon because once again we are dealing with a band that wants to remain of the internet as much as it can. Only a very limited facebook page and a website my mom could have made… Underground or not, I love it. The only thing i hate about it is that it’s to short. Its melodic, groovy and has a nice rock vibe going.
The story of this band started in 1988 by an idea of 3 friends (Giacomo - voice, Elvio - Guitars, Fabio - drums) and their love for Rock. After the natural process “garage – live shows”, they record they first demo-tape entitled "cowboy". In their first years they had the chance to improve their live experience and participating in many local contests
Three years ago, the then recent addition to the ConcreteWeb family, Jeroen, reviewed this Portuguese band's third full-length album Holy Beast, not caring much for the offering...in fact, he kinda dragged it through the mud some! I'm afraid he didn't quite understand where the band comes from, and what their intentions were, or he might at least have understood what he'd been listening to, and not just slag the band down because of personal musical tastes.
Having listened to the mixed result of the material for their Ohne Anfang ohne Ende debut EP (review posted...this very same day!), the members of this München based German project have been hyped like...well, like what, actually? Let's just put it as such, that the guys decided there and then that they should do some more songs together, in fact, continue to record a trilogy of EP's and, in fact, get onto the stages as an actual band!
This München based Teuton Hardcore project was founded in June of last year, when singer David Mangoya (of Roger Rekless), drummer Fabian “Fabi” Füss (formerly of Emil Bulls), and guitarists Florian “Flo” Gudzent (of The New Recruits) and Chris Zehetleitner (ex-the Blackout Argument) joined up with bassist Michael “Michi” Kokus, and started
Darn...I could've sworn I'd come across this Hagen (Ruhrstadt) based German Metallic Hardcore band before, but I was mistaken...probably came across 'em while updating the tour dates section of the website, I guess!
Rage Of South is a Sicilian thrash/crossover/Nu/metal band witch saw light at the beginning of 2006. The band was formed by: Tano (vox/ guitar), Leo (guitar/chorus), Salas (drum), Smoke (bass/ chorus).
Almost Failed, a hardcore band from Austria, released their third EP “1155”. With four tracks and a playtime of eleven minutes it is short, too short actually, especially because as a listener you only really get into the rhythm of the EP by the last song. The tracks mostly consist out of heavy riffs with down tempo breaks and a melancholic touch.
The EP is rather dark, the lyrics are not very innovative and it hardly stands out from the crowd but if you like bands such as Gallows, you will appreciate these guys as well.