• Potergeist - Swampires Cd recensie @ snoozecontrol.be

    26 jan 2015, 23:30 av GothicBowie666

    Potergeist - Swampires

    Met 'Swampires' van Potergeist zijn we toch weer eens bij een nieuw hoofdstuk beland in het oud verhaal van 'Swamp Metal'. Lang na Creedence Clearwater Revival en John Fogerty, die al in de jaren '60 wereldwijd in de smaak vielen met hun aanstekelijke rhythm and blues gecombineerd met de traditonele 'French Louisiana' sound, leeft het genre verder, hoewel het nooit echt even hoge toppen heeft gescheerd als de mainstream rock. Even leek de populariteit ervan zelfs echt uit te doven, maar de stoner revival heeft daarin verandering gebracht. Swamp metal is terug van nooit weggeweest, en hoe! Mogen we jullie voorstellen aan Potergeist, een swampige bende uit Athene, die het genre in al zijn glorie herstelt

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  • In_zekT - Industrial-Scale Murder review 2015 industrial metal djent

    22 jan 2015, 11:06 av fabrykamagazine

    In_zekT - Industrial-Scale Murder |self-released, single, 2015| 5/5 industrial metal djent

    After their successful release of the Artifex album in 2013, In_Zekt had come up with another idea. The newest, over 20 minutes long extended single is made up of various compositional parts. It's an avant-garde suite, which technically could be compared to those better known from classical or progressive tracks, though In_zekT's music is definitely much more 'bratty' yet disciplined than these.

    The first five minutes of the suite is built upon all-engaging dynamics. Ferocious arrangements were written for vocals, guitars, bass, drums and synths. All sounds are digitally altered however, which gives them a cybernetic-quality. The mood is aggressive, raging yet haunting and the inclusion of an EBM-like rhythm mixed with chunky guitar riffs will easily turn you into a headbanger in this pat.

    Since it's also industrial, you should expect machines - their silent or very loud sounds such as clicking, buzzing, whizzing, hissing, humming etc. are a significant ingredient of In_zekT's music. These, along with saturated, dark ambient backgrounds become welcomed breaks between more turbulent arrangements. And so, the next few minutes of the single will turn your imagination on.

    Then again, around 11th minute of the single, hell breaks loose again with uttermost intensity. Dense arrangements are expressed through a collaboration of heavy screams, digitalized drums, bass and chopped guitars. There's no place for spontaneity here, only discipline and order. Metal/djent fans will go crazy about the ultra fast tempo, atonal rhythm and violent formula which this part of Industrial-Scale Murder is made of.
    Don't be fooled though when the follow-up comes out softer, melodious and even sentimental, thus letting the heart slightly drop its heightened beat. In_zekT knows how to shock a listener with a sound, therefore you'll definitely witness it while listening what's next.

    The final portion of the single is 'the music of a vehicle', probably a bulldozer or excavator. If you enjoy environmental sounds so called 'field recordings' which are not synchronous, harmonic or pleasant for the ear, then you won't skip this part.

    Technically speaking, the sound quality, the mastering and production of Industrial-Scale Murder are all brilliant - the bass is deep, the riffs are scalpel-sharp and omnipresent industrial samples are crystal clear. The separate parts link very smoothly. Yet, the arrival of a new arrangement is usually unexpected, so this should keep your ears and brain fully attentive.

    The band members - Kjetil Ottersen (vocals, guitars, bass, synth, programming and sampling) and Peter Vindel (lead vocals, guitars, bass, synth, programming and sampling) admit to be inspired by works of Merzbow and other extreme noise-experimental artists, as well as hybrid metal bands such as Meshuggah.
    To me, fans of djent style, or the likes of Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, and Fear Factory may find Industrial-Scale Murder a must-have release. In addition, there are scarcely any new genres being coined these days but with this single, In_zekT is undoubtedly stepping into something new. Should it become mainstream? This is up to you, the listeners, to make it more known through your support.
    Finally, according to the musicians, the concept of the single is based on a contemplation of events that unfolded throughout 2014 - a divide caused by conflicts between scarcely compatible societal models and civilizations.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, January 20th, 2015. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    Source: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=525


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  • My alltime classics

    10 jan 2015, 16:23 av UNITY_fm

  • Circle Unbroken: Try-Out - Zaal PartyMakers (Wondelgem -Gent) - 10/01/2015 @…

    11 jan 2015, 23:15 av GothicBowie666

    Sat 10 Jan – Circle Unbroken

    In 2014 besloten Keyboard/piano speler Franky De Mangelaere en drummer Martial Bonnetain een nieuwe band op te richten. Onder de noemer ''progressive metal with a gothic twist'' vonden ze vlug een zangeres. Marieke Bresseleers had net haar zang studies afgewerkt in Fontys Hogeschool te Tilburg (NL). Later werden ook gitarist Gert De Groot en bassist Vincent De Laat aan de band toegevoegd. Zij vormen samen Circle Unbroken. Op zaterdag 10 januari 2015 gaven ze een Try-Out concert in de gezellige, intieme zaal, PartyMakers. Ook wij waren er aanwezig, en zagen een band die perfect weet, mede door hun jarenlange ervaring, hoe hun instrument te bespelen.

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  • Patrick's 2014 Music Awards!

    5 jan 2015, 17:02 av COandCA4life

    It’s time to announce my favorite music of 2014! You’ll probably notice that lots of the music I’m recognizing is not from 2014 (one of this year’s favorite albums was released 15 years ago). Keep in mind that these are MY awards, and they simply showcase the musicians, albums, and songs that I enjoyed this year!

    2014 Artist of the Year: Lights

    I identified her as an artist to watch last year, and I was right: I just could not stop listening to Lights this year! Lights Poxleitner is a super-talented electro-pop singer/songwriter from Toronto who released her third full-length album, Little Machines, just a few months ago. She doesn’t tour this far south very often, but I’m very excited to have tickets to see her play at Cat’s Cradle in February 2015!

    Artist Runners-Up:

    Sabaton – My 2012 Artist of the Year and first runner-up last year, they’ll claim the #2 spot again this year with the release of another great history-themed album. They’ve now earned a spot in my top three bands of all time, and their relentless energy has made them my very favorite LIVE band of all time!

    Angra – I first heard Angra via Pandora a year or two ago, and this year finally started listening to a few of their full albums. See also: 2014 Song of the Year.

    2014 Album of the Year: The Listening by Lights (2009)

    What drew me to Lights was the bubbly electronic sound and the youthful and upbeat lyrics and melodies on her first two albums (#1 & #2 here). Her new album is good, but it’s mellower and sounds more grown-up and mature, which kind of goes against the things that drew me in. I expect The Listening to remain my favorite Lights album for the foreseeable future.

    Album Runners-Up:
    Siberia by Lights (2011)
    Heroes by Sabaton (2014)
    Temple of Shadows by Angra (2004)
    The Wake of Magellan by Savatage (1999)
    The Bad & The Better by The Ready Set (2014)
    1989 by Taylor Swift (2014)

    2014 Song of the Year: Spread Your Fire by Angra

    This song is SO blazingly energetic! Listening to the first few seconds alone gets my heart pumping, and this earned it the honor of being my kickball walk-up song (the song that plays when it’s my turn to kick)! This was my most-played and most-loved song of the year.

    2014 Top 10 Artists by Plays:
    1. Lights
    2. Sabaton
    3. Savatage
    4. Angra
    5. The Ready Set
    6. Circus Maximus
    7. My Chemical Romance
    8. Coheed and Cambria
    9. Iron Maiden
    10. 2Pac

    Artists to Watch in 2015:

    Taylor Swift (pop) – I’ve always been ambivalent about her since I don’t like country, but her new pop album is fantastic!!! I expect I’ll be listening to it a good bit more before I get tired of it.

    Capital Cities (indie/electo-pop) – Another Pandora discovery. Their song Safe and Sound is infectious and so catchy that I went ahead and got the album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery. I expect these guys to stay in my rotation for a while.

    Thank You Scientist (progressive rock) – I discovered this band when they opened for my favorite of all time, Coheed and Cambria, on tour this fall. Their odd yet accessible mix of prog rock with a brass section is really unique and fun to listen to. As my friend James put it, “They’re like a listenable version of The Mars Volta.”

    More charts and graphs here:

    Thanks for reading! See you next year!

  • Isole - The Calm Hunter Cd recensie @ snoozecontrol.be

    26 dec 2014, 16:33 av GothicBowie666

    Isole- The Calm Hunter

    Waarom de muziek van de Zweedse formatie Isole tot op heden nog niet in onze platenkast beland, is ook voor ons een groot raadsel. De band ontstond in 1991, onder de naam Forlorn. Dit resulteerde echter enkel in een paar demo's. Vanaf de overgang naar de naam Isole leek er wat meer vaart te komen in de carrière van deze groep. Ondertussen hebben ze hun zesde album uitgebracht, The Calm Hunter, via het label Cyclone Empire. Hoewel Isole in menig biografie worden omschreven als Epische Doom Metal, ontgaat het Doom gehalte ons een beetje. Episch klinkt het echter zeker en vast.

    We moeten echter bekennen dat, puur structureel, alles wel de doom metal richting uitgaat. Pompende drums, een stem met enorme diepgang en slepende gitaar riffs. Elementen die je inderdaad in dat genre ook terug zal vinden. Bovendien zijn het ook wel lange songs, wat ook kenmerk is van de meeste doomplaten. Maar daar houdt de vergelijking dan ook op.

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  • A Liquid Landscape - The Largest Fire Known To Men Cd recensie @ snoozecontrol.be

    15 dec 2014, 11:43 av GothicBowie666

    A Liquid Landscape- The Largest Fire Known To Men

    Bij het aanhoren van A Liquid Landscape zou onze reviewer GothicBowie zich omdraaien in zijn graf omwille van de goede kwaliteit. Jammer voor hem is hij nu op reis en geven we deze fakkel dus tijdelijk door aan iemand anders. A Liquid Landscape brengt progressieve rock op hoog niveau. In 2010 startte de band en in 2012 kwamen ze met een debuutalbum op de proppen. Het is wel zo dat fans van het eerste uur deze band zich wellicht herinneren als Believeisadoubt. In 2014 brengt de band hen tweede album, The Largest Fire Known To Men, uit.

    Bij de start van het album denken we kortweg aan Tool. Goed, heerlijk en stilzwijgend bouwen ze aan een ultimatum climax. Het duurt echter heel lang eer we doorheen het album die echte climax weten te bereiken. Net op het moment dat we denken dat we er zijn worden we terug naar nul gebracht. Het voelt aan alsof we blijven dobberen op dat ene meert waar het monster van Loch Ness elk moment zijn kop kan boven steken.

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  • Pet The Preacher + Audrey Horne - 28 nov - Muziekodroom Foto's + review @…

    15 dec 2014, 11:16 av GothicBowie666

    Fri 28 Nov – Audrey Horne, Pet the Preacher, '77

    We gingen op vrijdag 28 november een kijkje nemen in het verre Hasselt waar Audrey Horne, geflankeerd door '77 en Pet The Preacher in de Muziekodroom het nieuwe album 'Pure Heavy' kwam promoten. Aanvankelijk stonden ook Anti-Mortem en Kyng mee op de affiche, maar deze bands cancelden onverwachts hun tour waardoor de avond een stukje inkortte, samen met de zaal, die eveneens gehalveerd werd om een kleinere schare fans op een gezellige manier te verwelkomen.

    Als het aan ons lag hoefde Pet The Preacher alvast niets meer bewijzen. Hun ijzersterk tweede full-length album 'The Cave and the Sunlight', dat eerder dit jaar bij Napalm Records werd uitgebracht, prijkt bovenaan op onze cd-kast en de band staat bij ons geboekstaafd als één van onze grootste ontdekkingen van het laatste jaar. We zagen hen al aan het werk in Magasin4 eerder in 2014, en het was nu vooral afwachten in welke mate er nieuw of ander materiaal aan de playlist zou zijn toegevoegd.

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  • Celestial Flesh - Suspended Motion review djent progmetal

    26 nov 2014, 19:03 av fabrykamagazine

    Celestial Flesh - Suspended Motion |self-released, 2014| 5/5 djent progmetal

    1. Dictating (Voices In The Ocean), 2. Open Heart, Open Mind, 3. Breathing With Swollen Lungs, 4. Exposure, 5. Bent To Your Will, 6. Light On The Surface, 7. Speak To Me, 8. Suspended Motion

    There are listeners, like me, who are looking for passion, intensity, might, emotions and soul cleansing locked all together inside sound, yet expressed with heavy guitar driven arrangements. Suspended Motion by Celestial Flesh is a perfect choice to fulfill such a desire.

    The band's founder, Eric Machel (guitar, bass, drum programming, synth, production) has been playing guitar since he turned 15. In love with intense music by metal acts such as Meshuggah, Gojira, Tool, as well as a varied array of music genres, he has his own vision of music he wants to write and perform. Due to various circumstances however, this American musician has decided to launch a solo project instead of joining or creating a band. Either way, it’s great that he chose to invest his time and talents in music, otherwise we could have never heard of Celestial Flesh.
    His newest album, Suspended Motion brings eight instrumental compositions which give a new meaning to the word 'intense'.

    'Dictating (Voices In The Ocean)' opens the album with versatile arrangements and a skillful mix of genres. The core of the composition is based on down-tuned, syncopated bass and guitars. Synths and a higher guitar riff contrast the groove, so the mood becomes brighter at times. The drums (played by guest musician Ettore Fritz, also present in the next song) appear in all the right spots throughout the composition. Since the bass & guitars combo drives the rhythm, the drums step in only when a heavier beat is required. If you listen closely, you'll also hear traditional Eastern music arrangements on guitars.

    'Open Heart, Open Mind' brings the best of and together. Drums & bass arrangements represent metal while old-school synths are very typical of the former. Fans of Rush & Steven Wilson's music will feel excited. There are choruses and verses, composed very swiftly yet with pleasingly repeating themes. A diversity of perfectly matched riffs, beats and cold synth passages make the track sparkling and memorable.

    Eric's a musical architect. He structures arrangements (bass) then paints them with moods (synth). Since he does listen to a variety of genres, he was able to incorporate their characteristics into his tracks, yet leave listeners without confusion. The less intense, but more atmospheric 'Breathing With Swollen Lungs' is a good proof of the above. There are moments of true progrock & passion with their knotty schemes drowning the world out easily. The beat present here in the more tender parts of the composition is just enough for an ambient track when supported by dreamy guitar riffs and looped synths. Again, fans of Rush-style bass will instantly recognize familiar sounds.
    'Exposure' comes out quite innocently at first, with just a simple stick against stick beat and a gentle guitar riff, but then the arrangements grow big and thorny. The beat is taken over by down-tuned guitars but aside of their exponentially unfolding complexity, there are also delicate riffs, fast bass play and guitar soloing interlaced within. The track production and mastering are very well done, as various instruments are properly exposed when necessary, while the overall sound is kept clear.

    One might think that there's no chance for progressive metal or djent to sound catchy due to their seriousness and intensity but Celestial Flesh tracks have hooks with decent amounts of hit potential. My personal favourite, 'Bent To Your Will', makes time and space become less important. Listening to it actually feels as if the track drags the listeners away from the ‘here and now’ and throws them into a new, undiscovered dimension instead. It begins with an in-your-face stitching guitar cannonade wrapped with a lovely riff. No sound is left unheard and all are equivocally important. The arrangements live their own mighty life as if they were flooding, erupting, crying, dancing, racing - so they will obviously seize your attention completely. Drums fit in between competing guitars very well, but get full exposure at time as well. Eric showcases his genius guitar & song writing skills here. A natural reaction to this experience may be spreading your arms wide, letting the sounds open and lift you up, then purify to the point of the transformation of your self. A truly addictive song that will rip your emotions from the depth of your spirit after the very first listening.

    Now, as a counterweight to this behemoth of a song, the next track called 'Light On The Surface' let’s you rest, as it is characterized by a slower tempo and more rock (even hard-rock) oriented guitar and bass arrangements. This 7 minutes’ long track includes also fierce, repeating moments in the latter half of the composition, but its overall mood is more subtle compared to previous songs.

    This undoubtedly therapeutic music is a perfect fit for someone with a good visual imagination. Play the album loud and draw what you feel while listening to it. 'Speak To Me' may be a good example, and it's the only composition on the album to include a person’s voice. To give you an idea, it's sampled the way Ministry used to play with G.W. Bush's speeches on their albums. Drums and guitars are bringing all elements of the composition either closer together while engaging in a friendly battle or driving them apart, giving each other enough space to flourish separately. A lot of high-pitched riffs are crushed into pieces with more down-tuned ones.

    There's a good balance hidden in the tracklist - passionate songs are followed by calmer ones. The final track, 'Suspended Motion', features a guest appearance by Alex Basart on guitars and synth and is mostly a soothing, almost romantic affair, yet hides a few potent moments. It allows for taking a deep breath before... playing the album again, and again.

    Suspended Motion is a masterpiece of which Eric Machel should be absolutely proud. It brings a powerful catharsis - the soul purification, for both the creator and the listener. Those who understand how music influences brainwaves and heartbeats, will love it. It's a truly colorful, superb release which should never be forgotten. Make sure it won't sink amongst all other indie productions - buy it, promote it, review it and interview this musician. You're gonna love it.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, November 26th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=546


    Buy on: https://celestialflesh.bandcamp.com/album/suspended-motion

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  • SLASH en Lima el 9 de Marzo del 2015

    12 nov 2014, 15:59 av Ruprek

    SLASH, el reconocido guitarrista de Guns N´Roses , llegará el próximo lunes 9 de marzo de 2015 a nuestro pais, para presentarse en el Parque de la Exposición. Recordemos que Saul Hudson, nombre real del guitarrista, iba a venir el año pasado con el proyecto "Kings of Chaos" , pero el show se canceló por baja asistencia. Esperamos buenos precios para el evento.

    Slash arribará a la capital con su gira denominada "World on Fire" en la que pondrá en escena los mejores temas de su paso por Guns N' Roses, algunas canciones de Velvet Revolver y material de sus producciones en solitario: 'Apocalyptic Love' y el ultimo disco titulado 'World on Fire'.

    El evento lo organiza la empresa "Colors Perú" y la venta de entradas para el concierto saldrán a la venta este viernes 14 de noviembre a través del sistema Puntoticket.pe . Ya lo saben.