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Trash Talk - 119

119 FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 09.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Odd Future Records
 
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Two years after Eyes & Nines, the Americans of Trash Talk return with a new record. Called 119, it gives us the same devastating hardcore punk that we’ve come to expect from the band. Almost 22 minutes of...

Valerinne - Kunstformen der Natur

Kunstformen der Natur FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 08.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Asiluum
 
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I am so happy to see (and especially hear) a band arise from these borders that actually has something to say. And fortunately such bands are increasingly frequent, something I wouldn’t have expected three or four years...

KISS - Monster

Monster FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.10.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Universal Music
 
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“When rock n' roll is done with that fervor, it's close to gospel. That's what I wanted to go for with this album — passion as opposed to perfection”.   This is what Paul Stanley...

Dordeduh - Dar de duh

Dar de duh FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 28.09.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Prophecy Productions
 
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As you know, Dordeduh is the new band of Hupogrammos and Sol Faur, former members of Negura Bunget. The reactions to their departure from the band were diverse and divided, but somehow the ones on their side were more...

Down - Down IV: The Purple EP

Down IV: The Purple EP FORMAT: MCD
REALEASE DATE: 18.09.2012
RECORD COMPANY:
 
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Five years of waiting. Five years of hope. Five years of hoping that Down would release a record soon. Well, if we count the super DVD Diary of a Mad Band that came out in 2010, we can still say...

ZZ Top - La Futura

La Futura FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 11.09.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Mercury Records
 
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“Nothing new on the Southern front!”, that’s what an uninformed bystander would say, hearing the latest ZZ Top. Nothing farther from the truth! "La futura" is Spanish for “survival”, it has nothing to do with “future”, and...

Hexvessel - No Holier Temple

No Holier Temple FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.09.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Svart Records
 
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You must be familiar with names such as Dødheimsgard and Code, you may have heard of Kvohst, i.e. Mat McNerny, an Englishman that decided to move to the frozen Finland. If I were to look at the number...

Gypsyhawk - Revelry & Resilience

Revelry & Resilience FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 28.08.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Metal Blade Records
 
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I must admit that before they got to Metal Blade Records, the name Gypsyhawk was completely unknown to me, but there’s a first time for everything. What drew my attention to Gypsyhawk? First of all the name. Hawk...

Circa Survive - Violent Waves

Violent Waves FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 28.08.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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While they took their first steps in 2004, I only heard about Circa Survive about 4 months ago, when Serban – none other than the bass player of White Walls, posted one of their songs on Facebook. In...

Katatonia - Dead End Kings

Dead End Kings FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.08.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Peaceville Records
 
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Starting with the album Tonight’s Decision in 1999, Katatonia took a rather drastic turn from the melodic/depressive funeral death doom they had played since 1991, in that they gave up the “death” element or any sort of growling. They discovered...

Bedemon - Symphony of Shadows

Symphony of Shadows FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 25.08.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Svart Records
 
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Symphony of Shadows (2012) is a zombie album! It belongs to a band that was born dead – a collaboration between several former/future members of Pentagram (itself a ghost band), dating around the early 70s – it contains songs...

Lost Society (ROU) - Lost Society

Lost Society FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.07.2012
RECORD COMPANY: A&A Records
 
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Lost Society is a band that was created early in 2010, when Matei Tibacu-Blendea (Cyborg, Illuminati) and Paul "Slayer" Grigoriu (Rising Shadow) united their forces to create something different. Something different for Romania. More precisely, a sort of experimental/punk...

Haiduk - Spellbook

Spellbook FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.07.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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Globalization makes miracles, disasters, and sometimes good jokes. In the press release about Haiduk, we are told that Luka Milojica’s project originates in the frozen woods of Canada. This may be true in location, but not in...

Periphery - Periphery II This Time It's Personal

Periphery II This Time It's Personal FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.07.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
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They say about Periphery that they are the initiators of that subgenre of progressive metal referred to as djent, mentioned here when we spoke of TesseracT and Animals As Leaders. Like these bands, Periphery’s music revolves a...

Gojira - L'enfant sauvage

L'enfant sauvage FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
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The fact that Gojira is one of the most loyal bands in the metallic underground is no longer a secret to anyone. And this is due to the fact that they have maintained the same line-up from their...

Manowar - The Lord of Steel

The Lord of Steel FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Magic Circle Music
 
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Pure heavy metal   The new Manowar, The Lord Of Steel, includes 10 tracks, each of them telling a different story. All reflect Manowar’s attachment to values such as fairness and honour and all other elements Manowar fans know and...

Kong - Merchants of Air

Merchants of Air FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Kongenial
 
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While they are less known in our parts, Kong aren’t exactly young, as many of us would think. After 24 years of activity, the Dutchmen are now at their seventh studio album. Furthermore, Kong is one of the bands...

Mnemic - Mnemesis

Mnemesis FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 08.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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On the 8th of June, the Danes of Mnemic have unleashed upon the world a 10-song opus, and it is absolutely FABULOUS.   Mnemesis brings nothing new to this area. In fact, it doesn’t even have...

Fear Factory - The Industrialist

The Industrialist FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Candlelight Records
 
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Now at their eighth studio release, Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares’ band appears to remain at a particularly elevated level in 2012. Even though Gene Hoglan has left the outfit, the two leaders have been quick...

Kreator - Phantom Antichrist

Phantom Antichrist FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.06.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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 Three years ago, when Mille brought the Hordes of Chaos (2009) upon the world, I was thinking that they’d probably run out of juice for good, because it would have been almost impossible to come up with something as good...

Slash - Apocalyptic Love

Apocalyptic Love FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: EMI
 
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Slash. One of the most iconic figures of the rock scene. A musician with a tumultuous history, a long-time rock star, an old-fashioned artist in a new world. To be honest, when he released his first solo...

The Cult - Choice of Weapon

Choice of Weapon FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Cooking Vinyl
 
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They say one picture is worth a thousand words! This is why, when I saw the new pictures of Ian Astbury early this year, with a beard, long hair and an Indian hat I was certain that...

Synkronizity - Cultivation

Cultivation FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Achoymusic Group
 
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Do you like Atheist? How about Aghora? King Diamond? Or even…Pit Bull? Well, 4 of the 5 members of the “supergroup” Synkronizity belong to these bands. This is Tony Choy’s metal project (bass; Atheist, ex-Pestilence, ex-Cynic) together with his friends,...

Chuck Dukowski Sextet - Haunted

Haunted FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: ORG Music
 
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Chuck Dukowski Sextet is a family business, if I may say so. For anyone who doesn’t know who Chuck Dukowski is and what he has done so far, I’ll do a brief recap: founding member of legendary hardcore punk...

Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name

Stones Grow Her Name FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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After two unconvincing attempts to redefine their style (Unia and The Days of Grays), Sonata Arctica finally gets the right combination. Placed midway between the galloping power metal of the first albums and the sterile progressive of the last...

Syn Ze Sase Tri - Sub semnul lupului

Sub semnul lupului FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 14.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Code666
 
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Coming from Timisoara, Syn Ze Sase Tri have now released their second studio album. The record, titled Sub Semnul Lupului (Under the Sign of the Wolf) was released, as their debut album, under the label Code666 and,...

Monarchy - Feeding the Beast

Feeding the Beast FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY:
 
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I discovered Monarchy back in 2009, with joy and hope for the rather feeble Romanian melodic metal scene. During the three years that have passed since, the band has undergone a few line-up changes (for a while...

OFF! - OFF!

OFF! FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 08.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Vice Records
 
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Keith Morris. From Black Flag and Circle Jerks… he’s the one responsible for the yelling and all the vocal fury of this band. Dimitri Coats reminds the audience and the listener of what Greg Ginn used to...

Burzum - Umskiptar

Umskiptar FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.05.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Byelobog Productions
 
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Varg Vikernes is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the metal scene, and especially of the Norwegian black metal scene. First of all, I must say that the musical direction of Umskiptar is quite...

Pigeon Toe - The First Perception

The First Perception FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 30.04.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Lifeforce Records
 
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On the 30th of April several significant events have occurred throughout history, so I feel the need to recall just a few in order to realize the importance of this day. So, in 1844 Alexandru Ioan Cuza married Elena...