Glass Mind

Glass Mind is a young band playing a heavy brand of power metal with some prog elements added. Most noticeable are the very nice classical (piano) allusions, the guitar riffing and the very good vocals. Some more could have been done with the enthnic instruments in the album intro, maybe we’ll see more of that in a later album. The songs are rather catchy and memorizeable while being well composed. The vocals are powerful, in the vein of Russel Allen and similar singers. Although there is not really a ‘hit’ on the album, there are some tunes that will stick in your head, others will take more listens to get them digested. In my opinion t is a very very great debut and shows the huge potential of the band. Check out the album, that is available for free on the band’s bandcamp page. Currently they are working on the second release that I am looking forward to.

 

Haunting Regrets (2011) 

1. Utopian Feeling
2. Haunting Regrets
3. Falling Apart
4. Your Name In Silence
5. Crepusculum Vehementis
6. I’m Still There
7. Survive
8. That Weird Thing
9. Beyond Our Souls

 

A little bit more history:  founded in 2005 by guitarist Benjamin Berthier who was only 15 years old at the time and his drummer Edgar Garduno, who was 16. They took part in three band contests, winning one third and two first places, winning them some gigs in Japan in one of them. In 2008  they put out the album Haunting Regrets with mexican label Circo Volador.
In 2010 the band toured Japan again,  performing in Tokyo, Osaka and Shiga. They were rewarded by a distro deal with a Japanese label, and started re-recording their album as a whole with some new arrangements and a brand new track.
This time the album was produced by the band themselves. Also Alejandro Afuso joined the band for this album rerecordings as a keyboardist, and Dante Diaz (War Kabinett, The Arkitecht) did some guest vocas.
2011 saw the release of the rerecorded Haunting Regrets album.

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Royal Hunt – A Life to Die For CD prelistening party!

Soundfiles of the upcoming Royal Hunt album ‘A Life To Die For’ are available for streaming here: Royal Hunt – A Life to Die For CD

Sounds good to me! Have fun guys

Review: PROTEST THE HERO – “Volition”

Originally posted on Metal Fields:

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Tracklist

  1. Clarity
  2. Drumhead Trial
  3. Tilting Against Windmills
  4. Without Prejudice
  5. Yellow Teeth
  6. Plato’s Tripartite
  7. A Life Embossed
  8. Mist
  9. Underbite
  10. Animal Bones
  11. Skies

Release Date: 29 October 2013 – Razor & Tie

“And Spring Came Unexpectedly”

For almost a decade prog/tech metal has given us albums full of pleasant moments, intricate compositions and may some surprises, but few. The one thing missing was madness; the madness of thousand riffs being played upon lead parts that could make the human brain be exploded. Today, after all those years Protest the Hero like Deus ex machina serve us “Volition”, the best and why not most extremely technical metal album.

Forget the term “djent” or anything else around -core. Protest the Hero have moved steps beyond from what they used to be in their early beginnings. Endless riffing, drumming and if you try to count them in the end you may forget your name and…

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SILENT VOICES announces new singer and new label

silentvoices_2_2013Finnish progressive metallers SILENT VOICES has announced that their new front-man is Teemu Koskela (Winterborn). Teemu has already been singing 3 successful shows with SILENT VOICES in the UK and Czech Republic earlier this year.

“We are very excited to finally share with everyone that Teemu Koskela is the new vocalist of SILENT VOICES. Teemu is an incredible vocalist and a great guy. His voice is a very strong addition to the SILENT VOICES family.”

SILENT VOICES have also inked a new deal with the Swedish label Inner Wound Recordings for the release of the bands up-coming album “Reveal The Change“. More information will follow.

“The entire band and all the people we are working with are very excited about this new album. We cannot wait for everyone to hear the new songs and to be back on tour again.”

Silent Voices is also known as “the other band” of Henrik Klingenberg and Pasi Kauppinen of Sonata Arctica.

http://www.silentvoices.net/

Dream Theater is streaming full new album via Rolling Stone Mag

 

Well there you are, exclusive streaming of the selftitled DT album is up here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dream-theater-channel-prog-metal-in-dream-theater-premiere-20130916

Have fun!

Taberah – Necromancer

Originally posted on Valkyrian Music:

Taberah
Necromancer
Released 13th September 2013
Heavy Metal/ Hard Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Necromancer’ is the second album from the Tasmania-based, Australian heavy metal band Taberah. This is the follow-up to their 2011 debut ‘The Light of Which I Dream’ and it features artwork by the Tasmanian tattoo artist Hannah Flowers as well as a cover of Deep Purple’s Burn. The band have recently supported Motörhead at one of their shows after Lemmy Kilmister discovered and chose them to open up for his band.

Straight from the get-go you’re in for a wall of guitar riffs with 2012 offering a catchy start to the album with the hard rock style vocals and guitar solos. It doesn’t stop there either. Oh no, this album is full of catchy, energetic, rocking tunes that are just screaming for an audience of air-guitar enthusiasts to join in the fun…

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