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Πέμπτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Stratovarius - Fourth Dimension (1995)





Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 15 studio albums, 4 DVDs and 5 live albums. Along with German bands Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Gamma Ray, Stratovarius is considered one of the leading and most influential groups of the power metal genre.In its history, the band has gone through many chaotic lineup changes and since 1995 there are no founding members of the band that remain. Currently, the longest standing member is singer Timo Kotipelto, who joined in 1994.

Stratovarius was founded as Black Water in August 1984 by singer and drummer Tuomo Lassila, guitarist Staffan Stråhlman, and bassist John Vihervä. Line-up changes soon started to occur, including Timo Tolkki replacing Stråhlman two months later and taking over singing duties as well, and the band expanding to a quartet with the arrival of keyboardist Antti Ikonen the following year. Under this line-up, the band released its first album Fright Night in 1989, with Tolkki acting as sole composer. While various changes of bassist occurred, the band released the albums Twilight Time (1992) and Dreamspace (1994). In 1994, Tolkki decided to stop acting as lead vocalist, with Kotipelto joining the band. After the release of Fourth Dimension in 1995, last remaining founding member Lassila, as well as Ikonen, left the band and were replaced by Jörg Michael and Jens Johanssonrespectively.

This line-up consisting of Kotipelto, Tolkki, bassist Jari Kainulainen, Johansson and Michael, now recognized as the "classic line-up" of Stratovarius, became the longest line-up in its history (1995-2005). With this line-up, the band released eight albums including most of their popular works (releasing an album with the same line-up than its predecessor for the first time) until the release of a self-titled album in 2005, after which Kainulainen departed and was replaced by Lauri Porra. In 2008 guitarist, sole composer and main lyricist Timo Tolkki, being highly critical of their last album and tired of the tensions between the members, decided to disband Stratovarius. However, at the demand of the rest of the band, he agreed to let them continue as Stratovarius while leaving the band. He subsequently regretted his decision, stating that the current band had nothing to do with Stratovarius which he considered as mainly his own work.

Despite the controversy of Tolkki's departure, the band's following albums Polaris (2009) and Elysium (2011) received positive reception, with various critics and fans considering them their best albums in the last decade. These were the first albums with Porra and new guitarist Matias Kupiainen, and all members except Michael were part of the songwriting process. After a small "Farewell Jörg" tour in Finland, Jörg Michael departed for personal reasons in 2012. With new drummer Rolf Pilve, the band released Nemesis in 2013 and Eternal in 2015.

Track listing


All music composed by Timo Tolkki.
No.TitleLyricsLength

1. "Against the Wind" Tolkki, Timo Kotipelto 3:48
2. "Distant Skies" Tolkki 4:10
3. "Galaxies" Tolkki, Kotipelto 5:00
4. "Winter" Tolkki 6:32
5. "Stratovarius" (instrumental) 6:22
6. "Lord of the Wasteland" Tolkki 6:11
7. "030366" Tolkki 5:46
8. "Nightfall" Tolkki, Tuomo Lassila 5:09
9. "We Hold the Key" Tolkki, Kotipelto 7:53
10. "Twilight Symphony" Tolkki 6:59
11. "Call of the Wilderness" (instrumental) 1:30

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Τρίτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

shels - Plains of the Purple Buffalo [2011]

                                            

                                                          Amazing Post Metal

Tracklist

01. Journey to the Plains
02. Plains of the Purple Buffalo - Part 1
03. Plains of the Purple Buffalo - Part 2
04. Searching for Zihuatanejo
05. Vision Quest
06. Atoll
07. Butterflies on Luci's Way
08. Crown of Eagle Feathers
09. Bastien's Angels
10. Conqueror
11. The Spirit Horse
12. Waking
13. Leaving the Plains


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Σάββατο, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien (1987)





Joseph Satriani
(born July 15, 1956) is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick; he then went on to have a successful solo music career. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time.

In 1988, Satriani was recruited by Mick Jagger as lead guitarist for his first solo tour. Satriani briefly toured with Deep Purple as the guitarist, joining shortly after the departure of Ritchie Blackmore in November 1993.[5] He has worked with a range of guitarists during the G3 tour, which he founded in 1995.[6] Satriani has been the guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot since joining the band in 2008.
Surfing with the Alien is the second studio album by American rock guitarist Joe Satriani. It was released on October 15, 1987, by Relativity Records. The album is one of Satriani's most successful to date and helped establish his reputation as a respected rock guitarist


Track listing

No.TitleLength
1. "Surfing with the Alien" 4:25
2. "Ice 9" 4:00
3. "Crushing Day" 5:14
4. "Always with Me, Always with You" 3:22
5. "Satch Boogie" 3:13
6. "Hill of the Skull" 1:48
7. "Circles" 3:28
8. "Lords of Karma" 4:48
9. "Midnight" 1:42
10. "Echo" 5:37
Total length: 37:37

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Πέμπτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Witchcraft - The Alchemist (2007)





Witchcraft is a Swedish doom metal band founded in 2000.

The Alchemist is the third album from the Swedish doom metal band Witchcraft. The album was released in 2007 by Rise Above Records. The Japanese version (released on Leaf Hound Records) contains the bonus track "Sweet Honey Pie" by Roky Erickson, which originally appeared on Scandinavian Friends: A Tribute to Roky Erickson.


Track listing

"Walk Between the Lines" - 3:24
"If Crimson Was Your Colour" - 3:47
"Leva" - 4:33
"Hey Doctor" - 5:12
"Samaritan Burden" - 6:27
"Remembered" - 5:14
"The Alchemist (parts 1, 2 & 3)" - 14:38

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Τετάρτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Rory Gallagher - Jinx (1982)





William Rory Gallagher (/ˈrɔːri ˈɡæləhər/ GAL-ə-hər; 2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and brought up in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. His albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

Gallagher received a liver transplant in 1995, but died of complications later that year in London at the age of 47


Jinx is the twelfth album and the ninth studio album by the Irish musician Rory Gallagher. In 2000 it was remastered with different track order and bonus tracks. Length of some songs is also different to the LP.




"Big Guns" – 3:28
"Bourbon" – 3:54
"Double Vision" – 4:51
"The Devil Made Me Do It" – 2:54
"Hell Cat" (bonus track) – 5:04
"Signals" – 4:37
"Jinxed" – 5:11
"Easy Come, Easy Go" – 5:07
"Ride On Red, Ride On" – 4:19 (Louisiana Red)
"Loose Talk" – 3:52

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Κυριακή, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Stephen Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)




Stephen Ray Vaughan
(October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s.

Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. He dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin the following year. He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band the Nightcrawlers and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977. He then formed his own group Triple Threat Revue, but he renamed them Double Trouble after hiring drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. He gained fame after his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982, and his debut studio album Texas Flood charted at number 38 in 1983, a commercially successful release that sold over half a million copies. He headlined concert tours with Jeff Beck in 1989 and Joe Cocker in 1990, but he died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990 at the age of 35. It was 36 days before his 36th birthday.

Vaughan received several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1983, readers of Guitar Player voted him Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitar Player. In 1984, the Blues Foundation named him Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1987, Performance Magazine honored him with Rhythm and Blues Act of the Year. He won six Grammy Awards and ten Austin Music Awards and was inducted posthumously into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014. Rolling Stone ranked him as the 12th greatest guitarist of all time.[2] In 2015, Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Texas Flood is the first studio album by the American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released on June 13, 1983 by Epic Records. The album was named after a cover featured on the album "Texas Flood", recorded by blues singer Larry Davisin 1958. Produced by the band and recording engineer Richard Mullen, it was recorded in only three days at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio in Los Angeles. Vaughan wrote six of the ten tracks on Texas Flood. Two singles were released from the album. A music video was made for "Love Struck Baby" and received regular rotation on MTV in 1983. In 1999, Texas Flood was reissued with five bonus tracks including an interview segment, studio outtake, and 3 live tracks recorded on September 23, 1983 at The Palace, Hollywood, California. In 2013, The album was reissued again, this time with two CDs in celebration of the album's 30th anniversary. Disc 1 is the Original album with one bonus track, Tin Pan Alley, which was first released on the 1999 reissue. Disc 2 is a previously unreleased concert recorded at Ripley's Music Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 20, 1983

Track listing

Side One
"Love Struck Baby" (Stevie Ray Vaughan) – 2:24
"Pride and Joy" (Vaughan) – 3:40
"Texas Flood" (Larry Davis, Joseph Wade Scott) – 5:21
"Tell Me" (Howlin' Wolf) – 2:49
"Testify" (instrumental) (Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley) – 3:25

Side Two
"Rude Mood" (instrumental) (Vaughan) – 4:40
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Buddy Guy) – 2:47
"Dirty Pool" (Doyle Bramhall, Vaughan) – 5:02
"I'm Cryin'" (Vaughan) – 3:42
"Lenny" (instrumental) (Vaughan) – 4:58

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Πέμπτη, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

KING CRIMSON - ISLANDS (1971)




King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and numerous contemporary artists. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history of which 22 musicians have been members; since October 2017 it has consisted of Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey and Bill Rieflin. Fripp is the only consistent member of the group and is considered the band's leader and driving force. The band has earned a large cult following. They were ranked No. 87 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock Although considered to be a seminal progressive rock band (a genre characterised by extended instrumental sections and complex song structures), they have often distanced themselves from the genre: as well as influencing several generations of progressive and psychedelic rock bands, they have also been an influence on subsequent alternative metal, hardcore and experimental/noise musicians.

Developed from the unsuccessful psychedelic pop trio Giles, Giles and Fripp, the initial King Crimson were key to the formation of early progressive rock, strongly influencing and altering the music of contemporaries such as Yes and Genesis.Their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969), remains their most successful and influential release, with its elements of jazz, classical and experimental music.[8] Their success increased following an opening act performance for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, London, in 1969. Following In the Wake of Poseidon (1970) and the less successful chamber jazz-inspired Lizard (1970), and Islands (1971), the group reformatted and changed their instrumentation (swapping out saxophone in favour of violin and unusual percussion) in order to develop their own take on European rock improvisation, reaching a new creative peak on Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973), Starless and Bible Black (1974) and Red (1974). Fripp disbanded the group in 1974.

In 1981, King Crimson reformed with another change in musical direction and instrumentation (incorporating, for the first time, a mixture of British and American personnel plus doubled guitar and influences taken from gamelan, post-punk and New York minimalism). This lasted for three years, resulting in the trio of albums Discipline (1981), Beat (1982) and Three of a Perfect Pair(1984). Following a decade-long hiatus, Fripp revived the group as an expanded "Double Trio" sextet in 1994, mingling its mid-‘70s and 1980s approaches with new creative options available via MIDI technology. This resulted in another three-year cycle of activity including the release of Thrak (1995). King Crimson reunited again in 2000 as a more alternative metal-oriented quartet (or "Double Duo"), releasing The Construkction of Light in 2000 and The Power to Believe in 2003: after further personnel shuffles, the band expanded to a double-drummer quintet for a 2008 tour celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Following another hiatus between 2009 and 2012, King Crimson reformed once again in 2013; this time as a septet (and, later, octet) with an unusual three-drumkit frontline and the return of saxophone/flute to the lineup for the first time since 1971. This current version of King Crimson has continued to tour and to release live albums, significantly rearranging and reinterpreting music from across the band’s entire previous career.

Since 1997, several musicians have pursued aspects of the band's work and approaches through a series of related bands collectively referred to as ProjeKcts.



Tracklist

01 Formentera Lady
02 Sailor's Tale
03 The Letters
04 Ladies Of The Road
05 Prelude - Song Of The Gulls
06 Islands

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Τετάρτη, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Doomshine - The Piper at the Gates of Doom (2010)





A rare German entry into the doom metal field, Ludwigsburg's Doomshine formed in 2003 and followed their "Shining in Solitude" demo with a debut album entitled Thy Kingdoom Come the very next year, drawing immediate comparisons to genre purists like Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus. Founded by guitarist Sven Podgurski following a pair of failed attempts in the power metal arena with former bands Spiral Tower and Tragedy Divine, Doomshine also features Tim Holz (vocals/guitar), Carsten Fisch (bass), and Markus Schlaps (drums).



Tracklist

Sanctuary Demon (Chapter Of Prognosis) 8:44
Actors Of The Storm 5:19
Hark! The Absurd Angels Fall 7:47
River Of January 6:33
Doomshine Serenade (Chapter Of Sepsis) 8:40
The Crow Pilot 8:09
Cold Cypher Ceven 6:47
Vanished (Shine And Deception) 4:40
Waltzhalla 7:02
Godhunter (Chapter Of Nemesis) 9:29


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Κυριακή, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Tomorrow - 50 Minute Technicolor Dream (1998)



Tomorrow (previously known as the In-Crowd and before that as Four Plus One) were a 1960s psychedelic rock, pop and freakbeatband. Despite critical acclaim and support from DJ John Peel who featured them on his "Perfumed Garden" radio show, the band was not a great success in commercial terms. They were among the first psychedelic bands in England along with Pink Floyd and Soft Machine. Tomorrow recorded the first ever John Peel show session on BBC Radio 1 on 21 September 1967.
50 Minute Technicolor Dream is a compilation of mostly previously unreleased recordings by Tomorrow. Tracks 1-2 are unused demos for the film Blowup. Tracks 7-8 are from BBC Radio 1: "Top Gear" (the first "Peel Session", recorded September 21, 1967), recorded at Maida Vale Studios. Tracks 9-16 are live at "Christmas On Earth Continued" Friday, December 22, 1967, recorded at Kensington Olympia Grand & National Halls.


Track listing

"Am I Glad to See You"
"Blow Up"
"Caught in a Web"
"Revolution"
"Why"
"Real Life Permanent Dream"
"Three Jolly Little Dwarfs"
"Revolution"
"Caught in a Web" (live)
"Shotgun & the Duck" (live)
"My White Bicycle" (live)
"Real Life Permanent Dream" (live)
"Revolution" (live)
"Why" (live)
"Mr Rainbow" (live)
"Strawberry Fields Forever" (live)
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Παρασκευή, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit (2010)





Agalloch (/ˈæɡəˌlɑːx/) was an American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 1995 by frontman John Haughm, they released five full-length albums, four EPs, two singles, one split single, two demos, four compilation albums and one live video album. They announced their disbandment in May 2016

Marrow of the Spirit is the fourth studio album by American metal band Agalloch, released on November 23, 2010.

Track listing


No.TitleLength
1. "They Escaped the Weight of Darkness" 3:41
2. "Into the Painted Grey" 12:25
3. "The Watcher's Monolith" 11:46
4. "Black Lake Niðstång" 17:34
5. "Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires" 9:40
6. "To Drown" 10:27
Total length: 65:33


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Τετάρτη, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Katatonia - Sanctitude (2015)





Katatonia are a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band started as a studio-only project for the duo, as an outlet for the band's love of death metal. Increasing popularity lead them to add more band members for live performances, though outside of the band's founders, the lineup was constantly changing, revolving door of musicians throughout the 1990s, notably including Mikael Åkerfeldt of the band Opeth for a period. After two death/doomalbums, Dance of December Souls (1993) and Brave Murder Day (1996), problems with Renkse's vocal cords coupled with new musical influences lead the band away from the screamed vocals of death metal to a more traditional, melodic form of heavy metal music. The band released two more albums, Discouraged Ones (1998) and Tonight's Decision (1999), before settling into a stable quintet lineup for all of 2000's. The band released four more albums with said lineup - Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001), Viva Emptiness (2003), The Great Cold Distance (2006), and Night Is the New Day (2009), with the band slowly moving away from their metal sound while adding more progressive rock sounds to their work over time. While lineup changes started up again into the 2010s, Renkse and Nyström persisted, and the band continued on to release their ninth and tenth studio albums, Dead End Kings (2012) and The Fall of Hearts (2016). After touring in support of the album through 2017, the band entered a hiatus at the beginning of 2018.



Tracklist

01. In The White
02. Ambition
03. Teargas  
04. Gone 
05. A Darkness Coming 
06. One Year From Now 
07. The Racing Heart 
08. Tonights Music 
09. Sleepers 
10. Undo You
11. Lethean 
12. Day
13. Idle Blood
14. Unfurl
15. Omerta
16. Evidence  
17. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here

         


Σάββατο, 26 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Camel - Mirage (1974)








Mirage is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released on 1 March 1974. It features songs such as "The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, played in "Supertwister".

There are five tracks on Mirage, two over 9 minutes. Those two are multi-part songs: "Lady Fantasy" and "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", the latter being about The Lord of the Rings. The album was released on Gama Records/Deram Records. Mick Rock shot the inner sleeve photo.

The album was voted no. 51 in the Top 100 Prog albums of All Time by readers of Prog magazine in 2014.



Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1. "Freefall" Peter Bardens 5:53
2. "Supertwister" (instrumental) Bardens 3:22
3. "The White Rider"a) "Nimrodel"b) "The Procession"c) "The White Rider" Andrew Latimer 9:17

Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4. "Earthrise" (instrumental) Bardens, Latimer 6:40
5. "Lady Fantasy"a) "Encounter"b) "Smiles for You"c) "Lady Fantasy"12:45