4/26/2012

Tad Morose

Wow, I wanted to write about this band for a long time and finally it's about to go out and tell the people about this great band from Sweden. I remember been stumbled upon this band through a friend. He purchased a maxi CD from the band. It did feature a track by Tad Morose entitled "Sender of thoughts" as well as "Lost in time" and "Here after". The band was more in a progressive style at the time, mixing melodic keyboards with hard and straight guitar riffing. They also had a very melodic vocalist who left a lot of space for dreaming and haunting interpretation to the listener of the song. I still like these tracks a lot and think that the album "Sender of thoughts" is one of the best one's out there but so underrated and unknown like only few albums I've come across so far.

With the change of the vocalist to a young man called Urban Breed the band also decided to change over to a more powermetal-like style in their sound. The line-up did last several years that saw the band producing 4 albums up to 2003. At some point Urband Breed left the band after the very good album "Modus Vivendi" back in 2003, leaving the band searching for a replacement. I should take quite a while until the found Ronny Hemlin in 2008 who is known from Steel Attack and Kenneth Jonsson in 2012 on guitars. Things began slowly to take shape again and by now the new album is closer than ever, entitled "Revenant". The band recently released a first trailer for the album presenting some fine snippets of four of the songs of the album. Check it out right now!




The band can also been seen at these year's Sworbrother festival here in Germany.
Check out their official website for detailed info and complete discography.

4/17/2012

Hear a new track from Linkin Park's upcoming album

Linkin Park like to experiment with new sounds and arrangements to give hard music a new direction. They've put the track of the their first single "Burn it down" online and you can check it out directly here:



Seems like the band more than ever trys to go new ways. Well, I like it although I'm more of the old traditional style in Heavy Metal Music. At least I like that they put in emotions and various structures that break up the old style to give more atmosphere the chance to breathe. Let' see what the album will be all about. The tracklist for "Living Things" is as follows:

1. LOST IN THE ECHO
2. IN MY REMAINS
3. BURN IT DOWN
4. LIES GREED MISERY
5. I'LL BE GONE
6. CASTLE OF GLASS
7. VICTIMIZED
8. ROADS UNTRAVELED
9. SKIN TO BONE
10. UNTIL IT BREAKS
11. TINFOIL
12. POWERLESS

4/13/2012

Pegazus

Most people thinking about metal bands from Australia will surely recognize AC/DC or Airbourne when being asked for bands from this country. But there are surely a lot of other bands out there as well. One of them is Pegazus, a band that already been around since the 90's came to my attention with "Wings Of Steel", a track taken from the second CD "Wings of Destiny" that came on a sampler CD of the german Rock Hard magazine back in 1998.

I remember that I liked the song very much for the easy going riff and straight drumming as well as for the high vocals. Sometime later I got the full album and as a little surprise beneath the songs of the album weren't only straight forward songs but also some more complex tunes that needed closer listening to get the full joy of the song. So the band got a place on my "watchlist". I wanted to see how the band would develop further. The next time I should hear new songs from them was a while later when their third CD "Breaking the chains" was available as a bargain. It features a similar structure like the previous album. I would describe them as a straight rocking band with riff-driven songs that have a lot of fine melodies with them as well as great hooklines that one easily can sing-along.

Several more passed that saw the band doing a longer break while they continued their way with some live and best of releases. It shouldn't be 'till 2011 that I got aware of them again through a new videoclip for "Haunting Me" of the actual album "In Metal we trust". I found it while browsing through the Metal Hammer new videoclip section and was surprised that the band was still active yet they had changed thier linup on some positions. Anyway, it's a great song and video but check out for yourselfs:



I hope I'll be able to see them sometime live. They've been added to my "wanting to see them live" list as well. ;-)

For more info on the band check their nicely redesigned website.

4/04/2012

Tenacious D

Ok, let's go on with some fun stuff. A film, a band - Tenacious D was born. Maybe you remember the two guys from the film "The pick of destiny" Kyle Gass and Jack Black. The movie told the story of both coming together and finding their very own way of doing music as a combination of accoustic guitars, vocals and a good sense of humor. It featured a lot of big names in the world of Heavy Metal, to name some Ronnie James Dio, Dave Grohl and Meat Loaf. Here's the trailer for that movie in case you still don't know it. I ran across this movie only by chance as a friend of mine did point me to it.



Besides that the band can be spotted in several videoclips of well known bands like Foo Fighters, Dio, Good Charlotte and the Eagles of Death Metal. Currently the band is about to release their next album entitled "Rize of the Fenix". This time the music seems to be more sort of kick ass since it has a lot of powerfull drums in it. But let's risk a ear for yourselfs:



The band also released a video for "To be the best". I can't watch it over here in germany but you might be more lucky so I put it up here as well.



You might want to check out the band's website for more info and tourdates, that have recently been scheduled. Additionally if you live in germany: there's currently a contest running here that gives you the chance to win a concert of the band in your hometown so you can enjoy them along with all of your friends. :-) There's also a chance to win a trip to the sold-out show in Amsterdam.