SLECHTVALK – Fantastic stirring extremes

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Fantastic stirring extremes

Dutch EPIC EXTREME METAL band SLECHTVALK started out as a one-man project in 1999 by founder Shamgar. The debut album ‚Falconry‘ was released in 2000 by FEAR DARK and received excellent reviews for its raw and symphonic Black Metal.

A full band was formed (including Jesse Vuerbaert [ex-HEIDEVOLK] as Ohtar) and as such SLECHTVALK recorded and released its 2nd album ‚The War That Plagues The Lands‘ and a Split-CD with the Indonesian Avantgarde Metal act KEKAL in the year 2002.

In 2003 SLECHTVALK began performing live, wearing medieval costumes and armour. Due to its unique live-appearance, the band recorded a live-show in 2004, which was released together with the 3rd album ‚At The Dawn Of War‘ in 2005.

Between 2006 and 2008 the band underwent some line-up changes, although the group still did some small tours with bands such as MÅNEGARM, SKYFORGER and SUIDAKRA.

In 2009 SLECHTVALK signed with WHIRLWIND RECORDS celebrating their 10th anniversary with the compilation album ‚An Era Of Bloodshed‘. The band released their 4th album ‚A Forlorn Throne‘ in 2010, which was produced by Johan Örnborg (Studio Mega) and mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren (Fascination Street). This album featured guest-vocals by Erik Grawsjö (MÅNEGARM) on several tracks and artwork by Raymond Swanland (known for his work on Magic: The Gathering).

Following the slow demise of WHIRLWIND RECORDS shortly after the release of ‚A Forlorn Throne‘, the formation sent out submissions to various labels. Although they received some offers, the band decided it was better to record a new album first, because new work sparks the interests more than older work.

After having launching a succesfull crowdfunding campaign in 2015, SLECHTVALK recorded their new album ‚Where Wandering Shadows And Mists Collide‘ with producer Lasse Lammert (known for his work on GLORYHAMMER, ALESTORM, SVARTSOT).
The noble frontcover artwork was again done by Raymond Swanland.

During the years, SLECHTVALK has shared the stage with many renowned bands in the scene such as:
CARACH ANGREN, ELUVEITIE, ENDSTILLE, GLORYHAMMER, HEIDEVOLK, KAMPFAR, MÅNEGARM, SKYFORGER, SUIDAKRA, SWALLOW THE SUN, TYR, VARG, VREID and many more…

 

MEDIA FEEDBACK for SLECHTVALK „Where Wandering Shadows And Mists Collide“:

10 / 10
„Knowing that no label was interested in this work is complicated to understand, especially with so many bands of undoubtedly inferior quality have greater disclosure, but SLECHTVALK makes up for it by doing what they know best, music of the highest quality … it took, but ‚Where Wandering Shadows and Mists Collide‘ was born destined for success!“
(Metal Na Lata)

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STEEL MESSIAH – Anschnallen zur Zeitreise!

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Anschnallen zur Zeitreise!

Immer dann, wenn das mächtige Schwermetall-Schicksal melodisch gestimmt ist, kommt bekanntlich große Lust auf ein spannendes Spiel auf. Und wenn dann auch noch ein ganz besonders guter Tag ist, wird selbst bei den höchsten Einsätzen mit traumwandlerischer Sicherheit abgeräumt.

So geschah es, als sich dieser höchst talentierte Haufen Ende 2013 zusammenfand. Denn alsbald ließen STEEL MESSIAH aus der weltberühmten Münsterstadt Ulm einen eigenen Stil entstehen, der es saftig in sich hat. Mit unverbrauchter Frische und intuitiver Klasse.

Ja, der Bandname ist Programm. Genau so gewollt. Eisenkult für Eisenjünger. Der eingängige HEAVY METAL der enthusiastischen Newcomer sollte jedem gestanden 80s-Kutten-Banger mit Sinn für hohe und bissige Gesangs-Kaskaden die Freudentränen in die Augen treiben können. Schließlich inszeniert Bassist Marius ekstatischen Alarm! Mit seiner erdig-voluminösen, wie auch oftmals schrillen Kehlen-Sirene frönt der fähige Kerl dem ewigen Kult mit aller bebenden Herzenslust.

Im Oktober 2015 wurde die erste EP „Of Laser And Lightning“ aufgenommen, welche schließlich im März 2016 veröffentlicht wurde.

Das Frontcover spricht eine deutliche Sprache, unmissverständlich Genre-getreu formuliert. Es gilt, gelungene Song-Musterbeispiele zu erheben, in die Anklänge an die ersten beiden Kult-Alben der unvergessenen US-Stahlgießer Exxplorer dick eingenietet wurden.

STEEL MESSIAH zelebrieren ihre schlüssig strukturierte Musik inbrünstig huldigend.

Eine furiose Ladung early Deadly Blessing lassen die Ulmer Debütanten auch durchscheinen, was Kenner und nostalgische Genießer der allergrößten Zeit des Heavy Metal auf diese Fährte führen sollte.

Kai an der Rhythmusklampfe und Lead-Axeman Marcus sind ein eingespieltes Gitarrenduo. Ob majestätisch getragen, aufbrausend galoppierend oder speedig vorpreschend, die beiden Duellanten lassen ihr treffsicheres Repertoire geübt von der Kette. Drummer Moritz bringt akkurate Takt-Detonationen zum Donnern, ebenfalls voll und ganz im zweckdienlichen Sinne der gemeinsamen Sache. Die zeitlose Mischung des Quartetts kann es einfach.

Wurde auch wirklich allerhöchste Zeit, dass es aus deutschen Landen endlich mal wieder entschlossen und unbeirrbar in diese reizvolle Richtung geht! Und STEEL MESSIAH bleiben manisch linientreu auf Spur! (Markus Eck)

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SWEEPING DEATH – Innovative Offenbarung!

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Innovative Offenbarung!

Mit virtuos-flink geschrubbten Gitarren-Funkenflügen laden SWEEPING DEATH ein PROGRESSIVE THRASH METAL-Gewitter auf, dessen wuchtige Komplexität sich erstaunlich weitläufig entlädt. Mit ihrem beflügelnd quirligen Spezial-Mix werden die bayerischen Newcomer somit gleich reihenweise Metallerherzen im Sturm einnehmen können.

SWEEPING DEATH verbinden die treibend-powernden Kraftprotz-Manieren des zeitgemäßen, melodisch orientierten Power Metal mit der energischen und ungestümen Energie des Thrash Metal. Massive Einschübe von klassischem Schwermetall in spannend progressiv aufgebauten Strukturen sorgen dabei für eine heftig belebende Rundum-Massage der Nackenwirbel.

Selbst die raffiniertest inszenierten Soli lässt die Formation so selbstverständlich einfließen, als wäre man in der Band einzig dafür geboren worden. Mit einem vielfach fähigen Sänger, der von ästhetischem Classic Rock bis hin zu krass beißendem Extreme Metal so ziemlich alles draufhat, krönen die Jungs ihren wirklich einzigartigen Sound.

Jeweilige Genrekenner werden eigenständig komprimierte Anklänge an Annihilator bei SWEEPING DEATH beispielsweise genauso heraushören können wie episch-atmosphärische Anleihen bei Pink Floyd. (!)

Perlend umgesetzte Einflüsse aus der Welt der Klassik erheben sich dabei immer wieder erlaucht aus dem merklich liebevoll und leidenschaftlich komponierten Repertoire der vielversprechenden Truppe. Gerade die künstlerisch clever zusammengebrachte Summe der kontrastreichen Bestandteile macht aus der Musik des sensationell talentierten Fünfers einen Hochgenuss für eine stilistische variable Vielzahl an Metal-Gourmets. (Markus Eck)

METALMESSAGE ist nun zum Jahresende 2016 auf der Suche nach einem geeigneten Label, das die bereits fertig produzierte EP dieser vielfach außergewöhnlichen Hoffnungsträger weltweit veröffentlichen wird.

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NORTHERN LINES – Own identity absolutely preferred

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Own identity absolutely preferred

NORTHERN LINES come together as a band at the end of 2012, starting their activity in 2013. The multiple outstanding Italian formation performs a special as interesting, refreshing and listenable kind of INSTRUMENTAL PROGRESSIVE FUSION ROCK.

The band consists of Cristiano Schirò on drums, Alberto Lo Bascio on guitar and Stefano Silvestri on Bass. The three sophisticated musicians decide to give life to the project because of their necessity to have a free musical space. Free from trending patterns, son of modern times but with roots solidly anchored in the 70s, real cultural heaven from which the three of them feel at home.

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, but also The Aristocrats and Rush, this is their field of study and listening. To this initial piece of the puzzle, they add a sense of humor and self-irony, playing around inside of their music, alternating revisited classic patterns (maybe in odd time signatures), with changes of tempo and style.

All of this is delivered through a sincere Hard Rock approach, without the need of too much sonic-artifacts. It’s not the kind of Prog music to be connected with the concept of Suite, but rather that of synthesis.

Guitarist Alberto Lo Bascio and drummer Cristiano Schirò came to know each other, and shortly after started collaborating, in 2008, recording three singles together.

The musical collaboration between bassist Stefano Silvestri and drummer Cristiano begun in 2010, when they started playing together in a classic rock project, recording an EP.

In May/June of 2016, NORTHERN LINES begun recording their second studio album at Music-Up Recording Studio, in Rome. It’s a different approach from their first work „Farts from SETI Code“, rich of comical randomness and imbued with a „playfully“ mood.

Their second longplay-release finds its identity in the form of a concept album. Death is the leading theme, a death seen through the eyes of fear, a paralyzing emotion, but of surprising effect nonetheless.

„The Fearmonger“ (date of release: January 2017) sees the addition of piano, synth and hammond sections, which make up the pivotal points of the creative variation from NORTHERN LINES.

 

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SANDNESS – Strong 80s roots keep also high material stable

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Strong 80s roots keep also high material stable

SANDNESS is the striking result of a project which started out in 2008, when two teenage friends, Mark Denkley and Metyou ToMeatyou (bass and drums respectively) decided to form a HARD ROCK band, in order to bring the ‘80s back to life with original tracks.

The band’s line-up went through some changes across the years, and the only one who seemed to have the same ambitions of the founding members was Robby Luckets, who joined the band in 2009 and is now SANDNESS‘ lead and rhythmic guitar player.

During the last few years the band has achieved a good success both in Italy and abroad, and they had the chance to play as support band for renowned musicians such as Adam Bomb (2010), L.A. Guns (2011) and Tygers Of Pan Tang in 2015.

SANDNESS released their first demo „Return To Decadence“ in 2010, but it’s with the second one, „Life Without Control“ (2011), that they started their rise to success all over the world thanks to the digital media.

In 2011 SANDNESS went on a short tour in the Latvian capital Riga and in 2012 the rockin‘ boys played the renowned „Glam Fest“ in Marseilles, France.

In the past few years they also went on several European tours (2013, 2014 and 2015) and gained fans from all over the Continent. Their first official album „Like An Addiction“, was released worldwide on 5th April 2013 by Sleaszy Rider Records, with which their record contract has been renewed in 2016.

SANDNESS‘ second album is entitled „Higher & Higher“(date of release: 16th December 2016).

The hopeful three-piece will promote its new tracks on new European dates which will be announced very soon.

 

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ROXIN‘ PALACE – High time for a direct confrontation course with real life!

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High time for a direct confrontation course with real life!

Born under the monicker Modern Middle Ages these casual bunch of SLEAZE HARD ROCK enthusiasts eventually became ROXIN‘ PALACE and was founded in 2011 by Crown, guitar player in the bands Revoltons and Hell, ex drummer of Elvenking.

For rhythm guitar duties Crown recruited his friend Slaver. Later they completed their blowing rhythm section with bass maniac Garret, who had many years of experience mainly in Hard Rock cover bands, and the young talented singer Axel, completing the line up in March 2012.

ROXIN‘ PALACE began recording the debut right away at the Artesonika Studios, putting together 10 tracks.

Later the group started its live activity sharing stages with acts such as Phantom X (USA), Salamandra (Czech Rep) and Jettblack (UK). The album was mixed by swedish producer Staffan Karlsson, and has been released on June 7th, 2013 by the Germany company SAOL Music.

To promote the debut release, ROXIN‘ PALACE has been busy again, on an intense live activity, culminate with new shows in Czech Republic and the presence at prestigious festival Metal Days (Slovenia) together with acts such Obituary, Satyricon, Manilla Road.

During the fall of 2014, ROXIN‘ PALACE faced an important change replacing singer Axel, guitarist Slaver and bass player Garret with new members: Al (vocals) and Gian (bass).

The new line-up wrote songs for a second album and the new release „Freaks Of Society“ has been released in October 2016 via established record company Sleaszy Rider Records.

„Freaks Of Society“ is full of pure life and brings back easily lots of the great positive feeling out of the 80s, when popular acts like Mötley Crüe, Guns ‚N Roses, Skid Row, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Bullet Boys, Roxx Gang, Ratt, Faster Pussycat, Vain, Bang Tango, Shotgun Messiah were a real big thing! Let’s get back to the thrilling rockin’ spirit of these colorful times with ROXIN‘ PALACE!

 

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SKULLWINX – On antique mission

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On antique mission

German EPIC SPEED METAL newcomers SKULLWINX hit hard with their second album „The Relic“.

The band is faster, stronger and more epic than ever before. The perfectionistic, diverse but still catchy songwriting, combined with the highclass production of the Grotesque Studios makes „The Relic“ become one of the most anticipated albums of 2016.

This time SKULLWINX presents themselves more mature than on their 2014 debut full-length release „The Missions Of Heracles“, they developed but still kept their unique sound.

„The Relic“ is again a concept based album, this time about historic tales and legends from mid-Europe, plus the title-track which describes the name SKULLWINX. It is the „Sign Of Fallen Kings“, the deadly prove of gods existence, a doomy view to theodicy – short „The Relic Of An Angel“.

„The Relic“ has been released on 24th of September via Metalizer Records.

The band is also very interested to play live on the globe as much as possible! Organizers & booking agents may get in touch:
booking@skullwinx.de

MEDIA FEEDBACK for SKULLWINX „The Relic“:

10 / 10
„… awesome Speed and Power Metal …“
(Demon Reports)

8 / 10
„With their own Epic Speed Metal style, SKULLWINX have hit the nail on the head with their second album “The Relic” … the band delivers a faster and stronger punch … “The Relic” talks about the legends and historic tales surrounding central Europe, from the majestic feats of Attila the Hun to the mystical legend of Beowulf … this album is a perfect reminder of the classic Metal tunes we all grew up with … “The Relic” is definitely the start for SKULLWINX … the maturity and improvement observed between the “The Mission Of Heracles” and “The Relic” is only proof that SKULLWINX are on the path to greatness … I definitely recommend “The Relic” for all Heavy Metal lovers.“
(Rejects)

8 / 10
„… specific and interesting … recommendation to listen to this new album of the fine Metalworkers from Germany.“
(Headbang)

7 / 10
(Streetclip.tv)

„‚The Relic‘ is primarily a record for fans of this genre, on an enormously high level.“
(Snooze Control)

„… an authentic epic Metal album with the „heartbreaking“ vocals … dares you to a continuous Headbanging!“
(R1 Radio)

„Easily enjoyable, this band knows how to capture the listener’s attention … vocals have an impressive range and all instrumentalists have ample opportunity to showcase their talent … what stands out with this band is all songs on this release appear to have catchy chorus lines without ripping off bands who have come before them.“
(Dave Wolff – Autoeroticasphyxium Zine)

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