Pyramaze – Disciples Of The Sun (2015)

Pyramaze have released their fourth album after a 7-year long silence.

What happened in between? Founder, main songwriter and keyboard player Michael Kammeyer left the band, Terje Harøy joined on vocals

 

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Teodor Tuff

What sounds like a stand up comedian’s idea of a dud’s name is in reality a Norwegian prog metal / rock  band formed in 2009 but resurfaced 2011 in new line- up and style.
The band did support shows for both Whitesnake and Deep Purple after their self titled release in 2009 but was never really known outside Norway.

The band’s sound has now changed, Teodor Tuff comes across as a metal rather than hard rock band with inspirations taken from classical music, rock opera, musicals and even Middle East folk songs.

Guest performers on the album: Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Martin Buus (Mercenary), Eskild Kløften (Divided Multitude), Jacob Hansen and Tonje Harøy. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen.

The band will be touring Europe with Jorn this year.

Good tracks here are The Last Supper, Heavenly Manna, whereas Tower Of Power sounds much too mainstreamy to me, like a slightly metalized Nickelback. Still, a good release with a good portion of originality.

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1. Godagar
2. The Last Supper
3. Addiction
4. Mountain Rose
5. Hymn (For An Embattled Mind)
6. Delusions Of Grandeur
7. Heavenly Manna
8. Deng’s Dictum
9. Lullaby
10 .Mind Over Matter
11. Tower Of Power

Line-up

Knut Hellem Drums
Terje Harøy Vocals
Christer Harøy Guitars (lead)
Rayner Harøy Bass
Knut Lysklætt Guitars (rhythm)

http://www.teodortuff.com/

DreamCatcher

Dreamcatcher is a UK metal band formed in 2008

Their first Album, SoulDesign, featuring guest vocals from Jacob Hansen (ex-Anubis Gate, Mercenary) was released in 2011

Their music is very melodic metal with slight prog influences, symphonic, epic and powerful. Very good indeed for a debut (and a step up from other melodic power metal releases, some of them seem to follow a blue print for songstructure and lyrics)

Tracklist:  
1. The Eyes Of One
2. Take Hold (featuring Jacob Hansen)
3. Balance
4. In the Depths of a Dream
5. My Sin
6. Never Look Back
* Plus hidden instrumental track!

Line up: Alexei Green (g)
Ben Scott (g)
Lukas Jackson (voc)
Adele Pease (keys)
Ross Lavery (dr)
Matt Hudson (b)

http://www.dreamcatcherofficial.com

Pyramaze

Pyramaze could be called a really international band, formed in 2001 its members then lodged in Denmark, Sweden and the US. Their music is very heavy yet melodic power to progressive. Material for the first album was written by the guitarist Michael Kammeyer in Denmark, later the other members joined in and a trans atlantic cooperation involved keyboardist Jonah Weingarten and singer Lance King ( Balance Of Power, Mattson, King’s Machine, Gemini). Lance was later replaced by Matthew Barlow (Iced Earth), who recorded an album with the band before rejoining Iced Earth again.

2006 they played prog power usa festival

November 11 saw Michael Kammeyer leaving the band, he was replaced by long time friend and producer Jacob Hansen.

I think Pyramaze are working on the recordings for the next album right now.

They released three albums, Melancholy Beast (2004), Legend Of The Bone Carver (2006) and

Immortal (2008)

01. Arise
02. Year of the Phoenix
03. Ghost Light
04. Touched by the Mara
05. A Beautiful Death
06. Legacy in a Rhyme
07. Caramon’s Poem
08. The Highland
09. Shadow of the Beast
10. March through an Endless Rain

You can download a few songs for free from their homepage: http://www.pyramaze.com

Eumeria

Formed in 2009 by some guys from the UK and the US
2011 their debut album Rebel Mind was released
very powerful and a little progressive, I like it, check it out

keyboardist Bobby Williamson (formerly of Outworld and Thought Chamber)
Jonny Tatum (Vocals)
Reece Fullwood (Guitars)
drummer Kevin Bartlett
Bobby’s former Outworld band-mate Shawn Kascak on bass guitar


1 Legion
2 Delusions
3 Rebel Mind
4 Father
5 Tides
6 Key
7 Red Light Flies
8 Dreaming of Death
9 Secret Places

www.eumeria.com