Metal / Hard Rock

by / on November 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm / in Metal / Hard Rock, Releases

Upcoming release: Silverstein – This Is How The Wind Shifts

November 27, 2012 Singapore / Los Angeles, CA/ Burlington, ON – Hopeless Records and Silverstein are very excited to announce their 7th studio full length album This Is How The Wind Shifts – a concept album that includes 14 brand new tracks and will be released February 5, 2013. “The idea of this album is how a persons life can […]

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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 4:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Metal / Hard Rock

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Love Me Butch

Hello! How would you describe Love Me Butch’s sound?Crunchy, fast, guitar driven epicness… What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to?It’s always good to play at Urbanscapes because you get to showcase your music to a bunch of new people who do not frequent the local gig circuit. Also, the unofficial […]

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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 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm / in Culture, Metal / Hard Rock, Releases

Release: Papa Roach – THE CONNECTION

All tattooed and hair styled, Papa Roach’s music is still as forceful as before with new album THE CONNECTION. Check their zombie videoclip!

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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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by / on August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Metal / Hard Rock

Caracal announces Japan tour dates

Caracal, one of Singapore’s foremost post-hardcore bands, announces Japanese tour dates beginning mid September 2012. The band will play multiple shows in Tokyo and conclude the tour with a performance at Kansai Music Conference in Osaka. “This is our first tour in Japan and we’re looking forward to be taking our music to new markets in the short span of […]

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by / on August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza

  Artist Name: TankardTitle Name: A Girl Called CervezaLabel: Nuclear BlastReviewed by: Fabio Marraccini    The raw, thrashy, legendary, fun, resilient and beer-fuelled kings of alcoholic metal are back! Going on for 30 years now, Tankard would easily form Germany’s response to the so called “Big 4” of thrash metal*, together with country mates Kreator, Sodom and Destruction. Reaching their 15th […]

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by / on August 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Katatonia – Dead End Kings

Artist Name: Katatonia Title Name: Dead End Kings Label: Peaceville Reviewed by: Fabio Marraccini As discussed before in this column, the Swedish masters of dark and progressive heavy music have been given a tough assignment: top up their acclaimed 2009 album Night is the New Day. The results, as anticipated in the review of the first single – ‘Buildings’ – […]

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 10:21 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Katatonia – Buildings

Katatonia: Buildings, a review by Fabio Marraccini

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by / on August 9, 2012 at 10:35 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock

Dark Roots of Earth – Testament

Testament: Dark Roots of Earth, a review by Fabio Marraccini

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