In 2007, when Michelangelo and Tony hooked up to work together, the band, Violet Gibson, was born. but under a different name at the time . After an intense writing phase, the two of them, along with singer Matteo Brozzi they brought life this group’s first Demo when they were originally called Last Vegas.
Since the release of their previous album (review by yours truly posted 05/06/2010 – still available in this website's archives files), Germany's prime Horror Punk act The Other went through some changes, introducing Viktor Sharp into their line-up as their new bassist.
The idea for this Finish Progressive Rock band was born in March 2006. Drummer Kimmo Pörsti (a founding member of the band Mist Season, and drummer of The Samurai Of Prog) had found out that his friend Pirkko Sahli had written several texts, and asked to see 'em.
As damaging for your ears as drinking a quart of whiskey, as inebriating as chugging a pitcher of your favorite hoppy beverage; your neck will ache as much as your head will from the hangover that comes from Alcoholator's thrash metal.
Dr. Living Dead were a part of a metal family, they’d be the child of Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, and the brothers of Gama Bomb and Lich King. I say this because the first bands I mentioned seem to be their direct influence from old school thrash metal. And the other two are the bands the perfectly fit in from the modern thrash metal scene.
Old school Kreator is back from the early eighties? Oh no, my mistake, it’s the Bay Area thrash band Hatriot. With Heroes Of Origin, the veteran metal singer Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza is back in action. We know this legend from his time with Exodus and off course from Legacy (now Testament).
Knight Fury is not a normal band from the US, it’s a real super-group from Arizona. The members of this band are well established in the US-scene like Chris Sanders on guitars (ex- Lizzy Borden). Dave Ellefson on bass and Ken Mary on drums may be known to metal-fans as (former) musicians in bands like Megadeth and Alice Cooper.
Back in the days we had a hype in the metalscène that’s called nu- metal. Bands like Korn, Limp Bizkikt, Deftones, Slipknot, POD, (HED) pe made a interesting mix between hip hop and metal. These days only the biggest band of those who I just mentioned survived and still play big concerts. Now and than you find a lost band who’s trying to make it in these cruel world.
With An Ax To Grind the second album of this quartet from Pennsylvania is ready. It’s only been 12 months since they re-released their debut-album Out Of Ashes, Into The Fire… And Other Tales Of Insanity. Power Theory is an band who’s playing rocking metal with certain Saxon- influences, while the raw vocals remind mor on ex Metal- Church- frontman David Wayne.
Classic metal- riffing and nice twin- leads are combined with thrashy elements. Some highlights on the record are “Pure Steel” with its midtempo groove.
Sweden is the place to be these days. Bands like Enforcer and Sabaton grow fast. And now we have Stallion four. A band who often remind on bands like Krokus (in the early 80’s) bus for sure on the gods of hard rock AC/DC. But despite of that, they don’t copy them.