Limb Music is re-releasing Wizard’s back catalogue, and instead of writing a review for each separate album, I’ve decided to write one review for the two albums I received, the 2001 ‘Head Of The Deceiver’ album, and the 2005 ‘Magic Circle’ album.
This album must have been gathering dust at the back of a drawer I guess, since I only received it some two weeks ago to write a review. When I looked at the bands name, and the graphics it was written in, together with the picture on the album’s sleeve, I got visions of eighthies German trash metal band, but I couldn’t have been farther from the truth. These guys come from the US, and play melodic metal.
Astralion is new band in the melodic power metal genre, Like many other bands in this style they hail from Finland. They formed in 2011 and have with vocalist Ian Highhill and Bassist Dr. K. Lundell two ex-Olympos Mons members in their ranks. The line-up is completed with guitarist Hank Newman and drummer Arnold Hackman both ex-members of the thrash band The Addiction. Keyboard player Thomas Henry rounds up the line-up.
Line up :
Claudio Pietronik – Guitars
Martino Garattoni – Bass
Sara Squadrani – Vocals
Federico Gatti – Drums
Daniele Mazza - Keyboards
Line-up: Danny Cecati: Vocals, Con Papazoglou: Guitar, Zain Kimmie: Drums, Seb Schneider: Keyboard, Evan Harris: Bass
Skyliner originaly from Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in the year 2000 playing Heavy/progressive/power metal. But they making music that you normally expect from Europe. Current members are Ben ‘The Ben’ Brenner (drums, percussion), Jake Becker (vocals, guitar), Ashley Flynn (keyboards) and David Lee Redding (Bass).
If you’ve been around for a while, you might remember that Jack Starr back in the eighties was a member of Virgin Steele, but quite unexpectedly left the band in 1983, just after they had released ‘Guardians Of The Flame’.
Dee Kivlehan – guitar
Decky Donohoe – drums
Dave McLaughlin – bass
Stevie McLaughlin – guitar
Sean McBay – vocals
‘Sandstone’, a melodic metal band from Ireland returns with their fourth album ‘Delta Virdian’.
Nick Blake – bass
Fraser Edwards – guitar
Ricki Carnie – Vocals
Stuart Docherty – guitar
Dick Gilchrist – drums
Masters of Disguise is named after the album SAVAGE GRACE (1985). Same cover concept a patrol cop, the infamous officer Knutson. Maybe a return… The band is formed in 2013 with members: Kalli Coldsmith (Guitar), Mario Lang (Bass), Neudi (Drums), Roger Dequis (Guitar) and Alexx Stahl (Vocals).