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Winter Storm

Hailing from the West Midlands British town of Kidderminster (which is situated some 26 km from Birmingham in SW direction), this band was formed in early 2008 by (lead) guitarist/ singer Hannah Fieldhouse (formerly of Oxzide and Stream Of Sound, and also running an own acoustic project on vocals & guitar under her own name), and guitarist Wayne Taylor (whom was singer and founding member of local Metal outfit Forge Chaos, at at the time of Winter Storm's formation looking for a chance


Pffoooh...okay now...about 4 years ago colleague Erik did a review of the sophomore full-length release by this Bergamo (Lombardy) based Italian Power Metal act (and you can still consult it in the “Archive” section of this here website, posted 10/07/2010), but he kinda left out giving a decent history of the band...so that's now up to me, ain't it?


This Italian Progressive Rock/ Metal act from the Coastal villages of Massa and Carrera (situated some 55 km North of Pisa) was founded in late 2010 by members of a diverse and experienced background, which enabled them to set forth quite swiftly in writing and fine-tuning the material (3 tracks) for their June 2011 self-released EP Four Zoas.


In spite of their somewhat limited output (July 2008 self-released 6-track debut EP Nektophobia; October 2010's self-released full-length Concordia Perpetua; the March 2012 released EP's Antichrist and The Flaming Bed In Benum – issued as a double vinyl through Subversive Records; and the one-track single Infected, issued in May 2013 (both on vinyl and as download), also by Subversive), this Swiss band from the Emmental region (actual basis being the towns of Huttwil and Berne) has been around s


Freakin' weird name for a band, ain't it (the first 3 times you try to pronounce it, you'll probably tumble over your tongue some, but after that you'll find the word difficult to expel from your mind)? But it's got a history, seen as it is a poem of of the Spleen et Idéal part of Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal. The Greek title literally translates as “one's own henchman”, and the poem reflects an emotion of solitude of its author.


Finally! Finally! Finally! It was a promise to have a full album ‘soon’, but it took too long! Anyway, finally here it is…

What I mean is this. Irish act Killface did release the mini-album Faceless via on January 1st 2011. Undersigned was enormously enthusiastic about this stuff (see update of January 4th 2011 within the Archive-tab). Said was, via bio and the band itself, that this mini wasn’t ‘but an appetizer’ for the upcoming full length, but indeed, it took three years, three awfully long, empty years…


Amberjacks a Dutch band playing Psychedelic rock. The current members are Jack Westenberg (Vocals / Guitar), Jeroen Ansems (Guitar), Brian Frederiks, (Bass) and Gavin Harte (Drums).


Although this so-called Stoner band, based in Bovolone (near Verona in the North of Italy) was officially born in September of 2010, its history goes back to a year prior, when drummer Francesco “Francis Slaves” Schiavi and bassist Umberto Patuzzo along with singer/ guitarist Stefano Carmagnani started the band Jab.


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