Third Eye from Denmark, kick ass seriously

Sometimes it really pays off to check out “The Other Band” … recently I checked out the band that Anubis Gate guitarist Michael Bodin played in before joining (and is still playing in)

Third Eye is a melodic prog power act got me hooked immediately with their strong vocals and the almost humoristic way of playing. It seemed their music was saying to me, don’t take anything too seriously mate!

I saw that they are working on a new album. The one I am listening to right now dates back to 2010, I am looking forward to hearing more and more and more …

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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

New Royal Hunt album seems to be coming soon

Danish/American hard rockers ROYAL HUNT have completed all songwriting for their new album and rehearsals/pre-production will begin in a couple of weeks. The material has been described as a continuation of the band’s last CD, “Show Me How To Live”, but with new elements in in both the songwriting and production departments.

In order to upgrade its trademark sound, ROYAL HUNT is planning to employ a large number of classical/orchestra players in the studio as well as a large choir.

ROYAL HUNT’s new album is expected to be released in November this year through Marquee/Avalon (Japan and Southeast Asia) and Frontiers (Europe and North America).

Frontiers Records released ROYAL HUNT’s new box set, “20th Anniversary – Special Edition”, on November 23, 2012 in Europe and January 21, 2013 in North America.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/royal-hunt-completes-writing-new-album/#wBKtkXxXhcHdoWPl.99

VISION DIVINE – THE HOUSE OF THE ANGELS, song from DESTINATION SET TO NOWHERE LP, 2012, earMUSIC

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Live at Borderline, Pisa, Italy, January 2013

Band based in Massa, Italy. Lineup: Fabio Lione – Vocals (Angra, Hollow Haze, Rhapsody of Fire, ex-Symmetry, ex-Labyrinth, ex-Kamelot (live), ex-Athena, ex-J. Storm); Olaf Thörsen – Guitars; Federico Puleri – Guitars; Andrea “Tower” Torricini – Bass; Alessio “Tom” Lucatti – Keyboards; Alessandro “Bix” Bissa – Drums.

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New album by Dreamtale

The Finnish power metal band Dreamtale put out a new album this Spring

World Changed Forever is another impressive melodic power metal release that you should absolutely listen to

Heavy, catchy, well produced and well executed this release incorporates just a sprig of prog as well and like most Scandinavian metal it is neither bombastic nor cheesy but straight between the eyes. Go get it:

 

Taberah – ‘The infamous Tasmanian Devils’

Taberah is a power metal band from Tasmania (Australia)
Jonathon Barwick and Tom Brockman created it in 2004. They state their influencs as coming from Iron Maiden + Black Sabbath, AC/DC + Thin Lizzy, Queen + The Darkness. All with a slightly modern and original twist.
Taberah quickly became a staple act in the Tasmanian live music scene. They recorded two demos, 2006 and 2007  and an EP containing a Queen cover song (Crazy Little Thing Called Love)  in 2009.

In early 2011 TABERAH were hand picked by Lemmy Kilmister himself to open for Motorhead on the Sydney leg of their 2011 Australian tour. Other milestones include sharing the stage all around Australia with high profile international and national acts such as: Paul Di’anno – (ex Iron Maiden) and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, LORD, Psycroptic, Black Majesty and more Australian acts.2011 saw the band record & release their debut album “The Light Of Which I Dream”. The album earned TABERAH some attention, they stat worldwide, but I’d say locally. 2012 saw them recording the follow up entitled “Necromancer” set for an August 2013 release.

Through one of their gigs Taberah came to the attention of Australian metal icon Stu Marshall (ex Dungeon, Death Dealer, Empires of Eden) and he was keen to help with the album and the band in general. This lead to Stu mastering  “Necromancer” and helping the band ink a deal with German promotion titan Rock N Growl. Stu is said to have stated that ‘Necromancer is one of the best Australian metal releases in the last 10 years’. Let’s see, until we can listen, here’s the debut

cover artThe Light Of Which I Dream 2011

1. The Descent
2. Brothers of the Fire
3. The Call of Evil
4. Fearless
5. Stormchild
6. The Ballad of Ruby Joy
7. The Light of Which I Dream
8. Freedom or Death
9. Requiem of the Damned
10. The Reaper

Taberah is:

Jonathon Barwick = Guitar + Vocals
Myles ‘Flash’ Flood = Guitar
Tom “Bam Bam” Brockman = Drums
Dave ‘The Doctor’ Walsh = Bass

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