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  • Alerion - Turn of Fate: free progressive (female fronted) metal on Last.FM

    9 maj 2009, 08:38 av _se_bas

    I figured a journal post on this would be nice, to alert some more people to the free release on Last.FM of Turn of Fate, the new promo of Alerion, and enable them to download it if they like. Click the album art to visit the download page on Last.FM



    People who enjoy bands such as Threshold, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Opeth, After Forever, To-Mera, Vanden Plas, Delphian, Camel, Iron Maiden, Riverside, Aghora, Avantasia, Nightwish, Symphony X, Echoes of Eternity, Pain of Salvation, Epica, Ayreon, Iced Earth, Vangelis, The Gathering, Shadow Gallery, Within Temptation, Pendragon or Delain might enjoy the promo or parts of it. All these bands are either similar artists on Last.FM or bands whose influence or similarities can be heard in some (small) parts of the music.

    As an introduction, the Alerion artist description in short:
    Alerion is best described as a Female Fronted Progressive Metal band. We combine Female Fronted vocals, with a guitar-oriented, heavy and melodic sound. Contrary to what one might expect, Alerion does not play gothic metal. Our base is in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The news statement, taken from the Alerion website, concerning the release:
    As of today, our new promo Turn of Fate will be available on our website and on our various online profiles. Turn of Fate was recorded in Storm Studio and produced by Kevin Storm, known from the Female Fronted Rock / Metal band Cardamon and his project The Comeback. Turn of Fate contains the title track 'Turn of Fate', closing in on 8 minutes and molding together heavy and occasionally fast stuff with various slower and melodic parts, as well as 'Clash with Eternity', which is more subtle and features fingerpicked guitar parts.
    Besides a further expansion of Alerion's sound, the promo also represents some of the sound made possible by the current line-up. The promo is available for free through our music section, giving you the chance to familiarize yourself with Alerion in 2009. Don't hesitate to share it with your friends or to spread the word to others!
    The new Alerion promo is availabe as a free download on last.fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Alerion/Turn+of+Fate

    It can also be found on myspace, youtube, facebook, iLike and hyves. All those links can be found through the Alerion website: http://www.Alerion.nl - where the promo can be downloaded as well.

    Although the promo only offers two songs (one of which is unusually mellow, as it is related to the death of a dear one) and therefore cannot be fully representative of all of Alerion's sound, it still gives a nice glimpse of the broadened horizon of the band and what may yet come, which includes some heavier/faster material. I hope you enjoy it. :)

    For your convenience, Turn of Fate can also be played on YouTube:


  • 2008-06-03 - Joe Satriani, Steve Fister (Praha, CZ)

    18 sep 2008, 03:21 av dayslypper

    Tue 3 Jun – Joe Satriani, Steve Fister /

    Playlist of event
    Playlist includes:
    Joe Satriani in Prague - interview (ČT1 TV)
    PRAGUE! - Road video by Stu Hamm!!! (funny that Stu still calls our country as "Czechoslovakia". Yeah, he's pure old-skool bassist. :-)

    Another reviews and photos
    musicserver.cz
    i-legalne.cz
    ireport.cz
    flickr!
    Radio Beat - interview with Joe
    Know another? Please, post them!

    Band crew
    Joe Satriani - Guitars
    Jeff Campitelli - Drums
    Stu Hamm - Bass
    Galen Henson - Additional Guitar

    Setlist
    Know correct order? Please, post it!
    TIP: If you run double-posted songs simultaneously then you will get amazing true stereo sound. :-)))

    Steve Fister (YouTube)

    Joe Satriani
    I Just Wanna Rock
    Overdriver
    Satch Boogie
    Ice 9
    Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat
    Flying in a Blue Dream
    Ghosts
    Revelation
    Super Colossal
    One Big Rush
    Musterion
    Out of the Sunrise
    Time Machine
    Cool #9
    Andalusia
    Bass Solo by Stuart Hamm
    Cryin'
    The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
    Always with Me, Always with You
    Surfing with the Alien
    Summer Song

    REVIEW: Joe Satriani at T-Mobile Arena (Prague, CZ)

    That day was Rock&Roll Holiday for Prague. Metallica was storming in EDEN and T-Mobile Arena was occupied by the one of world's greatest guitarists ever.

    Concert started around 8:00pm. In my opinion Steve Fister's guitar sounded a little bit muffle. Now I know that it happens because of Joe sounds better after this trick.

    Mr. Satch played a lot of songs from new album. But major included popular hits. There was Bass solo by Stu Hamm, very refreshing part.
    (I can extend English review if there will be some call)

    REPORT: Joe Satriani - T-Mobile Aréna (Praha)

    Steve Fister
    Koncert začal nějdy kolem 8mi hodin předkapelou Stevea Fistera. Já jsem tohoto maníka slyšel poprvé v životě. Musím uznat, že to bylo příjemné rozehřátí.

    Je možné, že to bylo tím, že jsem byl nahoře na tribuně, ale můj pocit by byl ale daleko lepší, kdyby měl lépe nazvučenou kytaru. Zněla fakt dost zatlumeně a potichu. Na to, že to měl být večer kytarových virtuózů, nechápu obsluhu mixáků.

    Ale kdo ví, možná nechtěli fanoušky nabažit pravým kytarovým soundem, aby Satroš pro publikum zněl o to výrazněji a lépe. To se jim možná trochu i povedlo, ať už to byl úmysl nebo ne.
    LinchDeZoy: ...to s tím úmyslem máš pravdu, tak se to hold dělá :( njn. Každej nemůže být hvězda, ta musí být jen jedna :)Ale jinak super rozjezd v bluesrockovém duchu, opentlený pěknými dlouhými sóly.

    Joe Satriani
    Když se podíváte na mé statistiky, tak je jasné, jak jsem se na tenhle koncert těšil. Na Joea jsem si samozřejmě už sešel dolů do davu, ostatně jsem měl lístek na stání. :-)

    Zvuk už byl super, takže můj zážitek skoro není třeba komentovat, komentář si ale samozřejmě neodpustím. :-).

    V průběhu večera zaznělo mnoho písní z nového alba Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock. Na toto jsem byl zcela připraven. Album je jedno z těch klidnějších, ale poměrně dost experimentální.

    U zahajovací skladby I Just Wanna Rock jsem konečně viděl na co za pódiem byla ta obrazová plocha, která do té doby jen problikávala na povel kopáku bubeníka předskokanů. Pěkně vystylizované.

    Na albu i při vystoupení Joe použil Framptone Talk Box ...



    Mimochodem na posledním albu vyšly veškeré aranže a klávesy z Joeových rukou.

    Navíc ve skladbě Musterion bych rád vyzdvihl triky alá "trsátko vozící se po ovinuté struně" (kytaristé ví). Na albu jsem úvodní scratch tipoval na opravdový gramec. Ale Joe mě na koncertu dokonale vyvedl z omylu!

    V průběhu večera Joe střídal kytary jak na běžícím páse, což určitě celý večer zpestřilo. Tajně jsem doufal, že bych na vlastní oči viděl i originál oprýskaný Chrome Boy, ale to už bych doufal hodně.

    Jelikož se můj žebříček nejoblíbenějších písní s tím na Last.fm úplně neshoduje, tak jsem trochu v repertoáru postrádal např. Until We Say Goodbye, Love Thing, Starry Night nominovanou na Grammy 2002. Ten den bylo docela vedro, tak by se nějaký mráz běhající po zádech při těhle baladách hodil. :-).

    Mohla zaznít i Raspberry Jam Delta-V (kousku téhle jsem se alespoň dočkal v jamování na konci Always with Me, Always with You (právě živá perfomance této rockové klasiky byla letos nominována na letošní Grammy 2008, ale shrábl to Springsteen s Once Upon A Time In The West.

    Víc než mile určitě všechny překvapilo basové sólo mistra Stu Hamma hodně podobné TOMUTO veleznámému z DVD Live in San Francisco. Ten úryvek z Měsíční sonáty od Beethovena nezazněl, zato tam byl nějaký jiný part. Ale melodie v "um carára" rytmu už chybět nemohla a jistě osvěžila i pobavila.

    Škoda, že málo lidí vědělo, že se má na Stua kromě potlesku volat "Stuuuuuuuu", což ve finále zní jako búúúúúú :-). Škoda, že jsem nestál v celkově živějším a "vzdělanějším" davu napravo, kde nějaké náznaky "Stuuuučení" byly. A kde bych si to mohl dovolit bez křivých pohledů lidí kolem. :-)falsodar: They "stu" him because they love him. :)(tohle prý prohlásil Joe v Live in San Francisco)

    Joe Satriani okupoval Sparťanskou halu něco málo přes 2 hodiny. Co víc si přát.

    Následovala dlouhá děkovačka a i přídavek Summer Song. Kdyby ho Satch nedal, tak radši ani nechci vědět, jaké peklo by se v hale strhlo. :-).

    Pak se uskupení ještě jednou rozloučilo, bubeník Jeff Campitelli ukázal plzeňského lahváče a dav se spokojeně rozešel.

    Nezapomeňte taky čeknout Satchův Podcast, myslím, že záběry z Prahy budou v Episode 06 nebo 07, tak se tam snad někteří uvidíte!

    OTÁZKA DO KULOÁRŮ
    Rád bych věděl, na koho Stu Hamm několikrát gestikuloval "Call me, call me!" (ať mu zavolá). Co se tam vpředu napravo přesně odehrávalo? Snad někdo bude vědět, však nás tu je na koncert nahlášených přes 50. :-)
  • Very postive Alerion reviews & interview

    13 okt 2007, 16:03 av _se_bas

    Alerion is a Female Fronted / Progressive Metal band. The 2007 self-produced demo album Fledgling is fully available on Last.fm as a free download.

    Several reviews of the demo album Fledgling have been done, with more coming up. We are a bit overwhelmed by them actually, because they're all so positive. All reviews are listed on our website at http://www.alerion.nl/press.html

    For those who don't want to read all the reviews, I have listed some memorable quotes taken from them:

    "And after four songs I know, that ALERION is something different and maybe even special in a way. It’s hard to compare them to any other band in the overfloaded metal scene. Which is good and it means that they’re one of a kind. Mix heavy metal with prog metal and add some female vocals to it. Shake this very well and add some chili for the powerful flavour. Voila, the ALERION taste is ready."
    - Metalmaidens.com - February 19th, 2008.

    "Clearly, Alerion is a promising young band with plenty of potential. With the right vocalist, their strong musicianship now affords them the opportunity to better define their sound."
    - Femmemetalwebzine.com - February 8th, 2008.

    "En effet les titres sont bien composés et complexes sans tomber dans le coté démonstratif et ennuyeux. Un groupe qui a du potentiel, on attend l'album!"
    - Desfillesetdesriffs.fr - October 25th, 2007.

    "Overall this disc does a very good job of showcasing the versatility of the band and the diversity of their "sound". They have a great marketing strategy and good tunes. Those attributes, coupled with their youth and enthusiasm give them an opportunity for a real career."
    - Hardrockhaven.net - October 12th, 2007.

    "They have the chops and just need a little work on the chemistry. Keep your eyes open for Alerion in the near future... "
    - Progressiverockbr.com - October 4th, 2007.

    "Fledgling proves to be an excellent debut album recorded in only a short amount of time. Alerion is a band that should be checked out and closely watched."
    - Desolatehope.com - October 1st, 2007.

    "This band deserves your attention. This cd so happens to be a grower, so live with it and you will reap the rewards!"
    - Ravenheart Music - September 20th, 2007.

    "This is a must listen and if the band continue to build on this mini album they are sure to go onto good things."
    - Rockandmetaldomain.co.uk - September 16th, 2007.

    "This is an amazing debut demo and really a band to keep in mind!"
    - Digital-Steel.com - September 1st, 2007.

    "Daarom geef ik Alerion ook een mooie score van 9/10 en we verwachten binnenkort zekerenvast een full album!!"
    - Ashladan.be - August 31st, 2007


    Finally some links to Alerion on the web:

    http://www.alerion.nl
    http://www.myspace.com/aleri0n
    http://alerion.hyves.net
    http://www.setbb.com/alerion (Alerion Forum)
    http://www.last.fm/music/alerion


    Updated on the 5th of March, 2008
  • Musical Survey

    7 feb 2007, 02:23 av GodlyMoose

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    "Universal Mind" by Liquid Tension Experiment.

    2. What song makes you sad?
    "Sketches of Spain" by Buckethead

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Sugar We're Goin' Down by Fallout Boy

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    Band? Liquid Tension Experiment. Artist? Steve Vai.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Adagio

    6. Best female voice?
    Um, Salena? Sorry, can't think of any at the moment really.

    7. Best male voice?
    Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden.

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Jazz, Fusion, Progressive, Metal(Of all genres), Classical, Baroque, Experimental, Instrumental, Shred.

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    Daft Punk

    10. What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
    Depends what type of music I want to listen too, in general the album, "Electric Tears" by Buckethead, or lots of the slower tempo stuff by Vai.

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Primus last December

    12. Band you find yourself listening to the most right now?
    Necrophagist, Guthrie Govan, and Muse.

    13. Most hated band?
    Umm... Cradle of Filth or Insane Clown Posse.

    14. Song that makes you think?
    Gray Pianos Flying by Shawn Lane.

    15. Band that you think the world should love as much as you do?
    Guthrie Govan.

    16. Coolest music video?
    Um, Ballad of Buckethead not really sure.

    17. Music video with the most babe watch?
    lolwat

    18. What do you play/would you play in the bedroom to spice things up?
    Um, Welcome to funky town?



    19. Can you play a musical instrument?
    The electric guitar, the acoustic guitar. Soon hoping to add the classical guitar, the bass guitar, any other type of bass instrument, and all forms of the piano.

    20. Ever been in a mosh pit?
    I don't think so.

    21. Are you in a band?
    I'm trying to get good enough, and learn more music theory to play in a band.

    23. Ever dated a musician?
    No.

    28. Do you wish yourself that you were a musician?
    lol I think I is?

    29. Best chick band you know of?
    Um, can't think of anything of the top of my head.

    31. Last song that you heard on the radio/cd...etc...?
    Cd. "Smoke and Mirrors" by Symphony X.

    32. What do you think of Classical music?
    I love it.

    33. What do you think of Country music?
    I like some of it.

    34. What do you think of Death metal?
    I like it.

    35. Last BIG band that you saw live?
    Primus.

    36. Are you a groupie?
    No.

    37. Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
    Some.

    38. What famous musician would you like to fuck!?
    EVERYTHING THAT I LIKE, DON'T CARE IF THEY BE MAN OR WOMAN.

    39. Worst concert moment?
    Some crowd surfer land on top of my head, and bent my neck at a weird angle.

    40. Funny concert moment?
    A guy who flipped off the opening band for Buckethead, and held it up for around 2 hours.

    41. Sad concert moment?
    Both of my friends being pulled out by security for being drunk, then one of them getting arrested. :(

    42. Best local act you can think of?
    None I believe.

    43. If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
    An electric guitar.

    44. Do you listen to the radio?
    Just the morning talk show on the rock station.

    45. Do you watch music TV?
    No.

    46. Do you follow the music charts, like the top 40?
    No.

    47. Have you meet any famous musicians?
    Um, I forget.

    48. Are any of your friends/family/etc. musicians?
    I'm related through an incredible long chain of family members to both the drummer of Slayer, and Carlos Santana.

    49. Song that best describes your feelings right now?
    "Guitars SUCK," by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

    50. Song that describes your life?


    51. Do you know the names of all the band members that you listen to?
    About 80% of them.

    52. Does a musician’s physical attractiveness play a role in the music that you listen to?
    Nope, ti's all about the music.

    53. What famous musician do you want to marry?
    ALL OF THEM.

    53. Favourite movie sound track?
    Probably Lord of the Rings.

    55. Any musician pet hates?
    lolwat

    56. What do your parents listen to?
    Mom listens to spanish speaking stuff. My dad listens to metal and jazz. Step-dad listens to nu-metal, rap, some classical rock, other stuff.

    57. What are you listening to right NOW?
    The Mighty Ride of the Firelord by Rhapsody

    58. Do you wear band etc T-shirts?
    Yes.

    59. What do you think of people who do?
    Thumbs up for supporting something they like.

    60. What music sub-culture do you feel like you belong to?
    Um, shred-head?

    61. What song is stuck in your head right now?
    A song I wrote on the acoustic last week.

    62. Do you sing in the shower?
    I sure do.

    63. If so, what? If not, why not?
    Usually opera-eqsue stuff, because it's fun! =p

    64. Would you rather marry a musician or be one yourself?
    Both.

    66. How important is your partners taste in music to you?
    It would be awesome if we liked a lot of the same things.

    67. Hanson moves in next door to you, do you go introduce yourself, or do you arrange to beat them up?
    Introduce myself. I liked the, "Mmmbop" song when I was in some grade in primary school.

    68. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, yes?
    lolwat

    69. Do you cook to music?
    Of course. I try to do everything to music.

    70. Do you sing in the toilet?
    If I have my iPod.