Alas, all my hard work is gone so I guess it's time to start anew.
This is basically a thread for posting whatever my music fancy is at any given point in time. Though since my main love is Metal, most of my posts will probably revolve around Metal of some sort or another. Power Metal is my main genre love, so most will also probably fall into that genre, especially Symphonic stuff.
They're releasing a new album coming out soon, so since I didn't post them in my old thread, I'll start with them.
Besides their Myspace player which has 3 songs on it, they also have a new player further down on their page which you can listen to minute long short clips from all the songs on the new album.
And from the sounds of it, it's going to be even better than their first album, which was only released last year, and was awesomely addictive in it's own right.
Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni (2008)
01. River Of Tuoni
02. My Wings Are My Eyes
05. Fate Of The Maiden
06. My Only Star
08. Passing Bells
10. Evil Inside Me
Amberian Dawn - The Clouds of Northland Thunder (2009)
01. He Sleeps In A Grove
03. Kokko - Eagle Of Fire
04. Willow Of Tears
05. Shallow Waters
06. Lost Soul
07. Sons Of Seven Stars
11. Morning Star
12. Birth Of The Harp
Last Edit: 4 years, 1 month ago by The Coffee God.
Slovak Melodic Black/Doom/Heavy Metal
w/ Symphonic and Folk elements
This is one of those bands that saddens me to no end to know they split-up back in 2003.
They released 2 albums and right after the release of their second album, they disbanded, never to be heard from again.
And being that they split, they no longer have an official homepage, nor do they have an official Myspace.
Orkrist - Reginae Mysterium (2002)
01. Apron - Legio Diabolica
02. Nocturnal Rite
04. The Ancient War Spirit
05. Sword and Sorcery
07. Justice the Beauty (Andreuola's Tears)
08. Desire in the Grace of the Night (Symphonie des Grauens)
09. Reginae Mysterium
10. Mourning of a Rose
Orkrist - Grond (2003)
01. For Lordaeron
02. When the Autumn Comes
03. Enter Middle-Earth
07. The Ode: Fall of Gil-Galad
09. Dreams of Life Beyond My Shire Beloved (Team cover)
10. Rotten Veil of Nakedness
12. There and Back Again: The Return
Last Edit: 1 year, 10 months ago by The Coffee God.
You've been busy posting over the weekend while I was away I see.
Listened to AD and Orkrist. Quite enjoyed both, but I have to say I really liked Orkrist a lot (though personally I'd prefer the music without the vocals, with exception to the folkish oriented ones where the female vocals work quite well). Their instrumental work is really well done and in terms of genre they are most versatile.
Something I added to my last thread, but since I'm listening to her currently, I might well add her to this one as well.
Well, until the language charater bug gets solved, looks like I'll have to post in transliteration, or most likely, not make any mutli-language posts yet.
Known for her phenomenal vocal talent, Katya Chilly is a blazing star of Ukrainian ethnic music scene.
Her creative work is a breathtaking synthesis of ancient Slavic folk songs and modern electronic music.
At the age of 25, Katya has profound knowledge of ancient history.
Ancient civilizations interested her so much that she started studying them in depth.
Right now she is working on a scientific research paper on the mythology of the ancient Slavs.
Katya Chilly's debut album, 'Rusalki In Da House' (Mermaids In Da House), was released in 1998, when she was only 16 years of age.
The singer's creative work aroused great interest in the general public and in Ukrainian media.
In 1999, Katya took part in the International festival «Fringe» in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In March 2001, she performed at more than 40 concerts in the United Kingdom.
A part of her performance was also broadcasted by BBC throughout the country.
Katya's maxi-single “Pivni” was released by Ukrainian Recods in 2005.
It included the title track of the same name and remixes made by the best Ukrainian DJ’s (DJ Lemon, DJ Tkach, DJ Professor Moriarti and others).
On March 10, 2006 Ukrainian Records released the second album of Katya Chilly, “Ya – Molodaya” (“I Am Young”).
Mastercastle is the new band from Labyrinth guitarist Pier Gonella and sees the introduction of powerful female vocalist Giorgia Gueglio to the scene. Mastercastle’s debut album “The Phoenix” is a potent slice of metal with neo-classical and traditional metal influences within its ten songs. The guitar work of Pier is sure to please fans of the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, with its strong riffs and explosive lead work. Giorgia Gueglio vocals are equal to task of matching Gonella’s guitar work with their great power and soaring qualities and also serve in giving Mastercastle their own unique sound. Mastercastle are completed by the rhythm section of bassist Steve Vawamas and guest drummer Alessandro Bissa aka Bix (Vision Divine) who combine to create a solid backdrop for all tracks.
The lyrics for the album by Giorgia Gueglio are mostly influenced by human nature as well as forgotten tales and events. For example the song “Greed Blade” tells about the disaster of Vajont, a dam on the Italian alps that after a landslide, created a giant wave that destroyed towns and villages and villages in the valley. The title track “The Phoenix” tells a story human nature that need to be as strong as the phoenix, the legendary bird that dies and is born again on his ashes. The song “Princess Of Love” is a mystical tale about the magic presence of a clan of witches dancing in the forest.
Mastercastle were born in January 2008 as a project of the guitar player Pier Gonella (also know for playing in big Italian bands as “Labyrinth” “Necrodeath” and “Odyssea”) together with the singer Giorgia Gueglio. The pair had had several music projects in the past and wanted to try something different. No fixed genre was chosen with the emphasis being on producing music in a natural way. The result was a natural mix of the virtuoso guitar style of Pier with the individual female voice of Giorgia Gueglio which worked well together. The pair wrote a great number of songs and then chose 4 to record for a promo to gain label interest. The first musician contacted to help complete the demo was drummer Alessandro Bissa aka Bix (Vision Divine). Having also worked in the past with Pier and Giorgia, Bix’s arrival changed the initial project into a real band. The line up was completed by bassist Steve Vawamas and the name Mastercastle was settled on for the new band who went on to complete the recordings of the four song demo. On July 2008 they sent those four tracks to Lion Music who offered a deal which leads us up to the release of Mastercastle’s debut album “The Phoenix” on April 19th 2009.
This is another project from superb guitarest, Pier Gonella (Labyrinth (IT), Odyssea, Athlantis, Necrodeath), featuring powerful female vocalist Giorgia Gueglio.
Mastercastle - The Phoenix (2009)
01. Words are Swords
02. Princess of Love
04. My Screams
05. Lullaby Noir
06. The Phoenix
07. Greed Blade
08. Dawn of Promises
10. Cradle of Stone
Waterland is the brain child of Miguel Gomes, the guitarist of Oratory, with the collaboration of vocalists Marco Alves (ex - Oratory guest vocals) and Bruno Gomes (official vocals)
They released a demo last year which you can download from their Myspace blog, but I'll just put the link here.
So it seems, a guy named Andy Xiong took the song "Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl" and wrote, recorded and performed a Power Metal version of the song keeping the Katy Perry vocals.
It actually turned out rather well.
Last Edit: 3 years, 11 months ago by The Coffee God.