REVIEW: Accept – The Rise of Chaos

After a long hiatus in 2009, Mark Tornillo joined German titans of Accept as a vocalist. In 2014 guitarist Herman Frank and Stefan Schwarzmann decide to leave the band and Accept finds replacement in guitarist Uwe Lulis and drummer Christopher Williams. It is with this lineup that bassist Peter Baltes and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann continue for their 15th studio release “The Rise of Chaos”.

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REVIEW: Edguy – Monuments

In 1992 Tobias Sammet and friends decided to name their band after their mathematics teacher, leading to founding Edguy. The band became an immediate success. The legendary power metal band from Germany is now celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and have treated us with a mammoth of a compilation, called Monuments.

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REVIEW: Hamartia – EP Ílios

Finnish band Hamartia from Tampere hands a very powerful debut EP “Ílios” with a lot of depth, which they released in July 2016. The four piece classify themselves as a heavy psychedelic rock band and it is time to see what they have to offer us.

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REVIEW: Nicumo – Storms Arise

Northern Finland is home to a new genre: Melancholic metal. What is that, you may ask? A genre used to describe the music Finnish band Nicumo creates. It takes cues from different genres, such as goth rock, death metal and doom. Instead you get an unforgettable, unique experience that has a melodic and melancholic sound to it.

Nicumo was initiated by guitarist Atte Jääskelä in Northern Finland in 2007. They found their definite direction with a brand new line up in 2009. Now it’s time for a second full length album, called “Storm Arise”. “Storms Arise” follows the band’s well reviewed debut “The End of Silence” and takes a step towards even more versatile scales of music and emotions.

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REVIEW: Junktone – Junkrock EP

Support your local Finnish band happens to be one of our favorite mottos around here. In order to do so, we have taken a closer look at the brand new and first release of Junktone.

Meet Junktone, established in 2016 in Tampere. Put 5 experienced players together in a band who bring a mixture of metal, nineties Seattle grunge, rock and even punk, now what do you get? A new EP that they have called Junkrock, which is supposed to bring us a variety of unique combinations of stoner riffs and grunge melodies.

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Review: Red Moon Architect – Return of the Black Butterflies

 

The town of Kouvola is often referred to as the “largest lighted cemetery” in Finland. Finland, which also happens to be seen as cold and where coldheartedness rules over people. While keeping in mind these stereotypes it seems like it’s the perfect ground for funeral doom metal bands. The Finnish funeral doom metal band Red Moon Architect is one of those bands who came from there. The band released their third album “Return of the Black Butterflies” in May. The name of the album subtly refers to one of the tracks on their debut album called “Black Butterflies”.

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Review: Skellington – Caveman Rising EP

Swedish metal band Skellington returns after a couple of years of silence with a brand new EP “Caveman Rising”. The album is digitally available now.

 

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