BURNING BLACK – MechanicHell

This Power Metal output bristles with metal power, emotion and energy. Brilliantly arranged with the necessary melodies and fast up-tempo songs. The sharp yet smooth style somehow reminds you of US West Coast Metal in its heyday: a perfect combination of aggressive riffing and trademark vocals’ parts, sounding like a mixture of Judas Priest, Malice, Lion, Hammerfall and Brainstorm.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Reckoning Day (Instrumental) / 0:37
  •  02. Our Sentence / 4:53
  •  03. MechanicHell / 3:43
  •  04. Purgatory Child / 4:57
  •  05. Secrets To Hide / 3:55
  •  06. Reborn From My Sins / 5:06
  •  07. Hero Of The Century / 3:53
  •  08. Dangerous Game / 5:12
  •  09. Dust And Rain / 5:26
  •  10. Messengers Of Hell / 4:12
  •  11. Victims And Tortures / 4:59

Total playing time 46:23

 

  • excellent, timeless, very melodious Power Metal
  • for fans of Judas Priest, Hammerfall, Brainstorm, Malice
  • a lot of live experience gained during shows with U.D.O, Circle II Circle, Primal Fear, Rage, etc…
  • great reviews of all releases so far
20. Nov 2009
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SANDSTONE – Purging The Past

With a mixture of Power, Progressive and Melodic Metal as well as various NWOBHM influences, the 12 songs on the album are catchy and impress you with classy songwriting and remind you a bit of Fates Warning, Iron Maiden and Queensryche. But SANDSTONE manages the almost impossible, creating a versatile, exciting and unique style.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Anymore Lies / 4:26
  •  02. Hiding In The Shadows / 3:48
  •  03. Karma / 5:22
  •  04. Son Of Carthage / 6:15
  •  05. The Road To Guantamo / 4:51
  •  06. Y / 4:34
  •  07. Fingerprints / 4:51
  •  08. Division / 3:33
  •  09. D.O.A. / 4:10
  •  10. Enigma / 5:23
  •  11. Happy Birthday / 4:06
  •  12. All Operations / 5:16

Total playing time 55:23

 

  • young Irish band enjoying an excellent reputation in the underground scene
  • versatile mixture of Power, Progressive, and Melodic Metal and various NWOBHM influences
  • for fans of Queensryche, Iron Maiden, old Fates Warning, NWOBHM maniacs
  • album remastered by Uwe Lulis (Rebellion, ex-Grave Digger)
  • previous releases got excellent reviews
30. Oct 2009
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RED CIRCUIT – Homeland

Melodic Progressive Metal RED CIRCUIT is a musically creative monster, serving up a magical blend of Progressive Rock elements and high quality Power Metal. Consisting of Chity Somapala (Civilization One, ex-Firewind) and Markus Teske (producer of Vanden Plas, Symphony X). A pure Prog-Power ass-kicker: energetic, multi-faceted and interestingly arranged. Produced by Markus Teske & Andy Kuntz (Vanden Plas, Abydos).

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Homeland / 4:49
  •  02. The World Forgotten Sons / 4:43
  •  03. Sun Of Utopia / 4:48
  •  04. Through The Eyes Of A Child / 4:46
  •  05. Absinth / 5:07
  •  06. Fall In The Skies / 4:29
  •  07. Healing Waters / 4:40
  •  08. Canonize Your Sins / 4:22
  •  09. See The Light / 3:56
  •  10. You Can Sleep While You’re Dead / 4:47

Total playing time 46:23

 

  • Second album of one of Germany’s best Prog-Metal bands
  • Produced by Markus Teske who has already produced Symphony X, Neal Morse, Ian Parry`s Consortium Project, Saga, Vanden Plas and others
  • Band includes ex-members of Firewind, Sheela and Avalon
  • 70-voice choir (www.surprising2002.de) sings on “You Can Sleep While You’re Dead”
  • Andy Kuntz (VANDEN PLAS, ABYDOS), singer of the Pfalz Theater Kaiserslautern, musical composer, and producer is an important, creative factor of the RED CIRCUIT sound
  • The debut album was recorded with Patrick Rondat (Elegy, Jean Michel Jarre…..) and Stephan Forte (Adagio)
  • The band’s debut album was hugely welcomed by the press and fans.
28. Aug 2009
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SILENT MEMORIAL – Cosmic Handball

Originally released in Asia in 1998 by Toshiba-EMI, now remixed and re-mastered with a much fresher and more dynamic sound than the original mix. A balanced mixture of complex and catchy parts which go hand in hand with each other. Feat. Thomas Vikström (Stormwind, Brazen Abbot, Candlemass, Therion) on vocals. The Swiss band unite all their strengths and deliver utterly brilliant Prog Metal.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Mysteries Of Space / 1:15
  •  02. O’Meditation / 9:01
  •  03. I. Carpet Diver / 7:02
  •  04. II. Deserted Land / 8:48
  •  05. III. Falling Apart / 2:54
  •  06. Fantasy Suit / 7:07
  •  07. Lovely Galaxy / 5:24
  •  08. Cosmic Tornado / 11:25
  •  09. Black Hole (Exit) / 13:14

Total playing time 66:08

 

  • essential re-release of the Swiss Prog band’s first album
  • in 2009 the old tapes were digitalised and remixed and remastered by Chris Haenggi
  • Thomas Vikström (Therion, Brazen Abbot, Candlemass, Stromwind) sings on the Swiss band’s debut album
  • for fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Porcupine Tree, Ark
14. Aug 2009
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ILLUSION SUITE – Final Hour

ILLUSION SUITE belong to the leaders of the Norwegian Prog Metal scene beside PAGAN’S MIND and CIRCUS MAXIMUS. “Final Hour” is a musical masterpiece without any weaknesses whatsoever – one of the finest, most intensive, expressive and exceptional albums of this genre. The balance between ass-kicking riffs and unforgettable multi-part vocals is pleasant and compatible to a mass audience.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. The W.I.R.E / 5:51
  •  02. Scarlet Skies / 4:22
  •  03. The Devil In Your Heart / 4:59
  •  04. Once We Were Here / 5:20
  •  05. A Moment To Remember / 7:58
  •  06. The Passage / 4:14
  •  07. Pandora’s Box / 6:47
  •  08. The Adventures Of Arcan / 15:11
  •  09. A Ghost From The Past / 3:28

Total playing time 58:09

 

Videoclip:
  • Scarlet Skies / 4:22

 

  • for fans of early DREAM THEATER
  • ILLUSION SUITE belong to the leaders of the Norwegian Prog Metal scene beside PAGAN’S MIND and CIRCUS MAXIMUS
  • Album mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (VANDEN PLAS, SYMPHONY X, DOMINICI….) in the Bazement Studio
  • Innovative cover artwork by Josh Sommers
  • Musik video for “Scarlet Skies” produced by the Norwegian TV filmcrew who are also responsible for the successful TV series, “Heia Tufte”
07. Aug 2009
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