Yurei is one of the projects Bjeima is involved with. Some might know this Norwegian guy from his solo projects Alfa Obscura or The Ghost Conspiracy, his work as bass guitar player in Virus, or his key contributions in, for example, -M-, Delirium Bound or Swarms. -M-, by the way, will release a full length through this very same label, Norwegian / Belgium co-operative Adversum, in a couple of weeks / months.
I recently got a record of the band named Züül, A band with little info to be found about. so for those who missed it, Züül is an American metal band from Illinois. These guys play a mix of heavy metal with hard rock with here and there some pro elements. The sound of this band reminds me of "The Sword".
This split-record has been released on vinyl (12”EP) in a limited edition, in 333 copies. 2/3rd of it will be sold at live shows exclusively, 1/3rd was made available via mailorder, yet I guess this edition has been sold out in mean time. So check it out at the band’s live performances.
Finally, the wait is over! Twenty years in the business, the LA rockers of Buckcherry are back with their sixth full length studio album, which goes by the holy name Confessions. Now that I have your attention, there's no real secret to it. The entire album has been inspired by the seven capital sins, referring to frontman Josh Todd's childhood. In addition, on Confessions, it's time for Buckcherry to confess what they've been up to these last months/years.
Bunker 66 hail from Messina, an historical city on Sicily, Italy. The band debuted in 2009 with the grandiose EP Out Of The Bunker, originally self-released in a limited edition, and re-released later on both CD and vinyl. Infernö Interceptörs is the second studio release (there was a live-EP in mean time, which was brought out as part of Fenriz’ Band Of The Week vinyl series) and this eight-tracker is an enormous step forward in comparison to the former record.
It's always a bit tough to talk about recordings that have never seen broad daylight. Mostly, there has to be some kind of reason for them to be locked away from the bigger crowd. The legendary German rockers of Can are back to release some of their unreleased experimental rock tunes and that's a mouthful to say the least!
Crismon Cult are an Austrian band, that has existed partly for serveral years under the names Stygma IV/ Stigmata and Big Heat. In 2008, Günter Maier (guitars) and Alexander Hilzensauer (bass) have formed the new band and have added new members on vocals (Walter Stüfer) and Peter Bachmayer on drums. In 2009 they released their- debut-album ‘Crimson Cult’. Now they will release their second album ‘Tales Of Doom’ on the Pure Legends Records- label.
Do you know Hatred For Mankind, Dragged Into Sunlight’s debut full length studio record? It was one of my favourite releases from 2008 (the stuff had been re-released in 2010/2011 through their current label, Prosthetic, and was reviewed very positively by colleague Tony, who shared my enthusiasm about this UK-based act; for the review: see the archives section, posted on the very end on October 2010).
Geminy was formed somewhere in 2006 by guitarist Marco Manzani and singer Francesco Filippone. Bassist Francesco Molinelli later joined the band, and after some time Geminy's line up was completed with the arrival of Alessio Pucciano on the guitar.
The band created a blend of Progressive and 80's Heavy Metal, but even tries to put in some sort of storytelling to make it a concept album.
I was very, or better: extremely pleased with late 2011’s release On The Coming Of Darkness (review posted November 12th 2011 - see archives section), and luckily this successor goes on in the very same vein, both musically as lyrically (conceptually). On The Dawning Of Light consists of nine tracks with a total running time of forty seven minutes, and still the project is veiled within mystery and unknown identities (for what this might be worth).