Articles by: Fabio
Fabio Marraccini, 41 years old, Rock and Metal fan since the dawn of the 80s, has been following the scene worldwide since then. Having lived in South America, North America and Australia, and having travelled around the world, experienced countless live concerts. Audio/Video Engineer by trade, writes professionally for several music publications including MusicWeekly, Heavy Magazine (Australia), Metal Obsession (Australia) and Roadie Crew (Brazil).

by / on February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock, Rock

Review: ZZ Top – La Futura

Throughout the history of rock, some bands came to be almost sub-genres of their own. These bands are institutions and not just bands – and yes, ZZ Top is one of those bands. Here is a review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on February 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Voivod – Target Earth

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on January 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Helloween – Straight Out of Hell

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on January 13, 2013 at 10:50 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Sabaton – Carolus Rex

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on December 17, 2012 at 8:39 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Grand Supreme Blood Court – Bow Before the Blood Court

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on December 10, 2012 at 10:04 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Cryptopsy – The Best of Us Bleed

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on December 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Review: Geoff Tate – Kings and Thieves

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

REVIEW: Evocation – Illusions of Grandeur

After disbanding, Evocation, returns with their fourth album, Illusions of Grandeur. Read Fabio Marraccini’s review.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 10:15 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Cradle of Filth – The Manticore and Other Horrors

A review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Metal / Hard Rock

Let’s get the House rockin’, Honey!

With a long standing tradition in revealing outstanding classic rock acts such as AC/DC and Cold Chiesel, Australia is a melting pot of talented bands looking for a spot under the sun. With a long standing tradition in forming talented musicians through its trial-by-fire, survival of the fittest live music scene, Melbourne is a boiling rock cauldron filled with the best musical ingredients. […]

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 10:53 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Metal / Hard Rock

Darkthrone – Hate Them

Artist Name: DarkthroneTitle Name: Hate Them (re-issue)Label: PeacevilleReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini Probably the most controversial and sometimes misjudged music genre of all time, black metal had its origins in the ‘80s – or even the ‘70s – but it was certainly during the ‘90s that the genre consolidated around the world, but particularly in Norway. The fact that many rather dwell in acts often […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 9:33 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Metal / Hard Rock

My Dying Bride – A Map of All Our Failures

Artist Name: My Dying BrideTitle Name: A Map of All Our FailuresLabel: PeacevilleReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini  Few bands can claim the status of being prominent leaders in one genre, and at the same time have a heavy influence in another, resulting from the first. Well, British dark doomsayers My Dying Bride are one of those bands. Having started their career more than twenty years […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Cauldron – Tomorrow’s Lost

Artist Name: CauldronTitle Name: Tomorrow’s LostLabel: EaracheReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini Over the past ten years, there’s been a noticeable ‘80s revival affecting culture in general. From movie re-makes to tribute bands, even youngsters born in the ‘90s now celebrate that remarkable decade. Metal knowingly had a huge breakthrough in the ‘80s, and is now honoured with revival of its movements such as […]

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 10:44 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Grave – Endless Procession of Souls

Artist Name: GraveTitle Name: Procession of SoulsLabel: Century MediaReviewed by: Fabio marraccini If there is a reputable book on Swedish Death Metal, Grave has to be in it. If there is a decent documentary on Death Metal, Grave has to be in it (as a matter of fact, there is a book on Swedish Death Metal…). They are one of those […]

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by / on September 28, 2012 at 11:06 am / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Metal / Hard Rock

Angry teenagers ‘Stick to the Shallows’ Speak Out!

Melbourne is known for having a remarkable underground musical scene, the best in the country and probably one of the best in the whole world. Australia is known for its unprecedented line-up of rock and metal bands that left their undeletable mark in the history of music, all peppered with a unique pub rock attitude. Standing out in such a […]

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 9:46 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Fozzy – Sin And Bones

Artist Name: FozzyTitle Name: Sins and BonesLabel: Century MediaReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini Fozzy are a band that hail from Atlanta, United States of America, and which initially couldn’t be taken much seriously – not that they wanted to be taken seriously. First of all, their name, initially Fozzy Osbourne, clearly both word-played and paid tribute to the undisputable prince of darkness, Mr. Ozzy, the great. […]

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by / on September 17, 2012 at 9:11 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Metal / Hard Rock

The Agonist – Prisoners

Artist Name: The AgonistTitle Name: PrisonersLabel: Century MediaReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini   Canada is a country with an absolutely remarkable history in heavy music. From legendary proggers Rush and Voivod, all the way down to speed metal legends such as Razor, Exciter, Annihilator and Anvil, Canadian bands are always distinct and remarkable. The Agonist are a band that certainly lives up to those […]

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by / on September 10, 2012 at 10:31 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

The Darkness – Hot Cakes

Artist Name: The Darkness Title Name: Hot Cakes Label: Liberator Music / Distribution: Love Da Records Reviewed by: Fabio Marraccini The Darkness is a band with a bunch of pretty unbelievable facts surrounding their history. First of all, the way their music sounds has a lot in common with the ‘80s American hard rock, or like some call it – […]

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by / on September 3, 2012 at 9:50 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal

Artist Name: 3 Inches of BloodTitle Name: Long Live Heavy MetalLabel: Century MediaReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini   When heavy metal evolved from what some consider to be ‘70s heavy rock (in fact that’s when the heavy metal term was penned) to its definitive sound signature baked in the oven of the ‘80s golden years, it was considered over the top […]

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