Fireland present new single – Power metal from Chile

I already wrote about Fireland’s first release back then, and since it has been re-released for Europe by the German Power Prog label.

Now the new album is coming up and here is the first single out on youtube.

For me, it’s ok powermetal, nothing outstanding but quite solid. Only the lyrics are a bit of a turn off for me, too shallow and cliche I think. But still, a listenable track. Let’s see what the album will bring

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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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Seventh Wonder present an alternative version video

Seventh Wonder released the following statement about streaming an alternative version of the “In The Blink Of An Eye” track:

“Did you already hear our 2010 version of ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ (originally on the ‘Become’ album)? We re-recorded it for the Japanese edition of ‘The Great Escape:’ we changed a little bit within some of the solos and, also very important, the production is a big improvement! Check it out, and let us know what you think.”

Also their homepage has moved to seventhwonder.se

 

Six Minute Century Update 5-30-2013.

New album seem sto be coming up ! Yeah, get on with it boys

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Holy crap boys and girls…we are days away from completion.

The mixes are sounding really good.  We have some tweaks to take care of but I really think that we can wrap this baby up next week and put it to bed.  It has been quite a long haul through many challenges but not only is there light at the end of the tunnel, but we are about to step out into it.

I know that many of you have been waiting very patiently for quite a long time for this and I know that you will not be disappointed in the end results.

There was a time where I just wanted to get this one over with so we could move on, but now I really feel that it is something special.  Don, Mikey, and Chuck have really gone out of their way to deliver some really great performances…

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Oceans Of Time

Oceans Of Time is a progressive metal band from Norway.

There’s not a lot of info around, just that they were founded by Lazz Jensen in 2005, played a lot of gigs between 2005-2008, with bands/Artists like Glenn Huges, Masterplan, Satyricon, then sterted intensive work on their debut album “FACES”. This was recorded in Jailhouse Studios Denmark and released about a year ago.Oceans Of Mind - Faces cover art
Tracklist:
01. Quest For Mystery
02. Walls Of Silence
03. The Beast
04. Faces
05. Kingdom Falls
06. A Touch Of Insanity
07. Roar Of Organs
08. Uncertainty
09. Panic
10. You’re So Cold
I just got the album and listened through it once, it won’t be the last time! These musicians are extremely talented and on a high level of technical skill. The songwriting too is top notch, wil keep you on the hook all the time.  An album that makes you come back, I’m sure it will grow on me with more listens. Definitely worth checking out, and keep track of the band as they have entered the studio again for the follow up album.
I’d recommend this totally for fans of bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder, Pagans Mind, Anubis Gate and the likes. Euro prog power at it’s best.
Line Up Ken Lyngfoss-Vocal
Lazz Jensen-Guitar
Geir Nielsen-Bass
Nicolay Ryen Christiansen-Drums

Iced Earth release live video for Anthem

Some interesting stuff for all you readers of my blog on Valkyrian Music today, first off some Iced Earth

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Iced Earth’s first officially recorded DVD and Blu-Ray Live In Ancient Kourion is now available all across Europe. For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheatre with an incredible and truly unique atmosphere.

In celebration of today’s release Iced Earth have uploaded the impressive live video for the song Anthem which offers fans yet another impression of this stunning live release. The video can be viewed below.

Live In Ancient Kourion is available in the following formats:

Limited Deluxe Book Edition incl. Blu Ray, DVD & 2CD
3LP Gatefold Vinyl
2CD
Digital Download

Click here to order the various physical formats over at CM Distro and click here to purchase the Digital Download. Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the official DVD trailer at this location.

Iced Earth online:
www.icedearth.com
www.facebook.com/officialIcedearth
www.myspace.com/icedearth

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