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Κυριακή 31 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Rainbow - Live In Munich 1977

Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by the British hard rock band Rainbow in 2006.

The concert was recorded in Munich on October 20, 1977, originally filmed to air on the German Rockpalast TV show.[6]Repeated airings have led to numerous bootleg video and audio tapes of the show being available through the 80's and 90's. The set is not from the same tour that produced the previously released live album On Stage (which was mostly culled from their 1976 Japanese tour), but from their 1977 European tour, a few months prior to the release of Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, with a different bass player and keyboardist.

The DVD release also features the three promotional videos for Rainbow's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll album, and interviews with Bob Daisley and former tour manager Colin Hart.

On April 26, 2010 a double 180 gram limited edition gatefold vinyl reissue of the album was released through Just For Kicks Music (Germany).

On May 6, 2013, the CD and DVD were reissued by Eagle Rock and Eagle Vision respectively. The only difference being the addition of 'Rainbow Over Texas '76', a short 13-minute feature, to the DVD, and revised track timings to the CD tracks. Many of the titles on the original 2006 issue CD were edited, cutting almost 15 minutes from the total length of the concert; the 2013 issue restores these edits, making the total running time closer to that of the concert film.




Σάββατο 30 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Solstice - Death's Crown Is Victory (2013)

Solstice is an epic doom metal band from Dewsbury, England, founded by Rich Walker after the breaking up of his previous hardcore punk / grindcore bands Sore Throat and Warfear. Together with Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus, Solstice is responsible for expanding upon epic doom metal.[citation needed]

Rich Walker also used to run The Miskatonic Foundation, a record label dedicated to doom metal and traditional heavy metal. It has now since dissolved due to lack of time.


The band released their debut album Lamentations on England's Candlelight Records in 1994 and caught the attention of an underground scene that was at that point swept up with the still new second wave of black metal. Successive UK and European tours, with Count Raven and Anathema respectively, firmly cemented the band as something of a cult act across the continent.

1996 saw the release of the Halcyon EP on Black Tears, comfortably conveying the strength and progression of that line-up, while further embracing their English Heavy Metal roots but with an aesthetic that shows the band were not afraid to court a more sinister undercurrent. Shortly after, however, Solstice once again suffered line-up problems that essentially resulted in the band becoming largely dormant. In 1998, the band signed withMisanthropy Records, which helped with the release of New Dark Age', but the band was painfully laid to rest in 2002.

In 2007, Solstice was re-ignited. after a five-year hiatus, Walker commented that he was inspired to continue Solstice after enlisting the services of Andrew Whittaker from The Lamp Of Thoth. The recruitment of Paul Bwitton on vocals and Richard Horton on drums (both formerly of NWOBHM outfit Scarab) proved fruitless, but undeterred the band had Procession singer Felipe temporarily fill the vocalist position in order to honour live commitments.

Buoyed by this success, Solstice set about recruiting a full-time vocalist with whom they could move forward and so in the Summer of 2011 they welcomed Paul Thomas Kearns to the ranks. An Irishman living in Oslo, Kearns had appeared on one album with disbanded Irish Doom/Death Metal outfit Arcane Sun, however as a longtime Solstice fan he was welcomed to the fold. The new line up of Solstice made their live debut supporting Primordial in the latter's 20 years anniversary show at Dublin's Academy on September 24, 2011 to resounding success. Del Nichol replaced Richard Horton on drums later in 2011 and was also replaced nine months later by Deceptor's drummer James Ashbey. The new line-up and material gained a positive reception, vindicating Rich Walker's continued determination.

Solstice ended their 12-year absence from the recording studio in early 2013 with the release of their Mini LP "Death's crown is victory", which was their fastest selling release to date. This was issued on their own "White Horse" imprint. They also undertook many shows across Europe, successfully endeavouring to re-build their fan base. In 2015 Solstice will release the second of their three Mini LPs in the "To Sol A Thane" trilogy, shortly before embarking on a quest for world peace, and an end to all hunger and suffering.

01 Fortress England
02 I Am The Hunter
03 Death's Crown Is Victory
04 Aequinoctium II



Τρίτη 26 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Dio - Intermission (ep) -1986

Intermission is the first live album released by the American heavy metal band Dio in 1986 on the label Vertigo Records in Europe and Warner Bros. Records in North America. The live songs were recorded with guitarist Vivian Campbell during the first leg of the Sacred Heart tour. Craig Goldy replaced Campbell in mid-tour, and the band wanted something to represent the new line-up, so they recorded in studio the song "Time to Burn" with him, which was added to this album.

The band had featured on many radio-broadcasts but fans who had been hoping for a double live album were somewhat disappointed with this release, especially as the guitar parts of the now-departed Campbell seem low in the mix.

The original UK release came with a postcard-pack.

Track listing[edit]
Side one
1. "King of Rock and Roll" Ronnie James Dio, Vivian Campbell,Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice 3:24
2. "Rainbow in the Dark" Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice 6:10
3. "Sacred Heart" Dio, Campbell, Bain, Appice 6:10

Side two
4. "Time to Burn" Dio, Craig Goldy, Bain, Claude Schnell, Appice 4:24
5. "Rock 'n' Roll Children" / "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" / "Man on the Silver Mountain" Dio/ Dio, Ritchie Blackmore/ Dio,Blackmore 9:38
6. "We Rock"


Παρασκευή 22 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Riff Raff - Original Man 1974

Riff Raff was a British progressive rock band formed by keyboardist Tommy Eyre in 1972. The band was a continuation on the back of drummers (and Harrow School of Art friends) Rod Coombes and Joe Czarnecki's (aka Joe Peter)'s project originally called 'Crikey' which started in 1969 and completed in 1970, when Coombes had to accept growing tour commitments with Juicy Lucy. These sessions comprised half of the Riff Raff album Outside Looking In, in which Coombes wrote half the songs.

Riff Raff later went on to release two albums to lukewarm response; however, their use of jazz and hard-edged rock garnered them a large underground following. Riff Raff also released the single "Copper Kettle".



Τρίτη 19 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Black Pistol Fire - Hush or Howl [2014]


“Sleep on these guys at your own risk, because what they did to BMI on Friday afternoon was unholy… leaving a trail of scorched earth and melted minds.” - Consequence of Sound, Lollapalooza 2015 Black Pistol Fire is a high-octane rock duo based out of Austin, Texas by way of Toronto, Canada; composed of Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums. Drawing inspiration from blues, R&B and rock greats such as Led Zeppelin, Chuck Berry, Nirvana, Buddy Holly and Muddy Waters, BPF’s gritty and dynamic performances are fueled by undeniable musicianship. Dubbed the “next big thing” by Huffington post after SXSW 2013, BPF has developed a reputation for their untamed live performances. Described as “Pure fire on stage”(Degenrefy), they are quickly becoming festival veterans, including performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch Music Festival, Shaky Knees and Governor's Ball, among others. After Lollapalooza 2015, Yahoo Music described Black Pistol Fire as “a power duo that can almost match the power and intensity of the massive rock sounds of the likes of Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac… in a breakout set.” Black Pistol Fire has shared the stage with acts like Gary Clark Jr, Weezer, Heart, Wolfmother, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Band of Skulls. Their signature sound has been featured throughout television and entertainment. Their single, “Show Pony” was featured in the Ted 2 official trailer and they performed their song “Blue Eye Commotion” in a national T-Mobile TV ad. Their music can also be heard in Madden ‘15 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video games and in numerous TV shows including Sons of Anarchy, Castle and About a Boy. "Black Pistol Fire… were, by far, the best band that played LouFest… This was the craziest I've seen any of the crowds at the festival… Drummer Eric Owen, shirtless and wrists wrapped, pounded the skins like he was summoning a devil. McKeown stomps so hard during his rough and intricate dirty blues, you thought he would make a hole in the stage... A must see." - KDHX (St Louis), Loufest 2014




Σάββατο 16 Ιανουαρίου 2016

ZZ Top - One Foot in The Blues [1994]


01 - Brown sugar
02 - Just got back from baby_s
03 - A fool for your stockings
04 - I need you tonight
05 - She loves my automobile
06 - Hi fi mama
07 - Hot blue and righteous
08 - My head's in Mississippi
09 - Lowdown in the street
10 - If I could only flag her down
11 - Apologies to Pearly
12 - Sure got cold after the rain fell
13 - Bar B-Q
14 - Old man
15 - Certified blues
16 - 2000 blues
17 - Heaven, Hell or Houston


Τρίτη 12 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Yngwie Malmsteen - Inspiration - 1996

Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his Neo-Classical metal playing style in heavy metal.

Inspiration is a cover album by guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen, released on 14 October 1996[2] (see release history). It is a tribute album consisting entirely of covers of various bands who influenced Malmsteen. Featured on vocals are Jeff Scott Soto, Mark Boals and Joe Lynn Turner, each of whom performed on Malmsteen's first four studio albums.

01 - Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas)
02 - Pictures Of Home (Deep Purple)
03 - Gates Of Babylon (Rainbow)
04 - Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix)
05 - In The Dead Of Night (UK)
06 - Mistreated (Deep Purple)
07 - The Sails Of Charon (Scorpions)
08 - Demon's Eye (Deep Purple)
09 - Anthem (Rush)
10 - Child In Time (Deep Purple)



Κυριακή 10 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Maiden UniteD - Remembrance (2015)

Maiden uniteD is an acoustic project. Musicians from different bands join together to play an all-acoustic tribute to English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. The songs are played with new arrangements.

In 2006, Joey Bruers was asked to perform a tribute at a convention for the Dutch Iron Maiden fan club in Dynamo, Eindhoven.[1] Together with several musicians he played a set of acoustic Iron Maiden songs.[2] Steve Harris attended the convention and gave the band ‘two thumbs up’.[3]

There were a few more shows like this and then he started to write new acoustic arrangements for a series of songs withRuud Jolie (Within Temptation).

They began to search for musicians to record these songs and on December 9, 2010 their first album was released;Mind the Acoustic Pieces, an all-acoustic reinterpretation of Iron Maiden’s classic album Piece of Mind.

The album was supported by the "Pieces Over Europe Tour" (December 2010 - April 2011). Maiden uniteD played at the 2011 Wacken Open Air festival in Germany[4] and they played at the 2011 Download festival in the UK.[5]

Their second album 'Across The Seventh Sea' was released in September 2012 and followed by a European tour in November and December. This album contains rearranged songs from several Iron Maiden albums. Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica) plays cello on the tracks 'The Evil That Men Do' and 'Infinite Dreams'.[6]

Maiden uniteD brought their third album Remembrance out in 2015. There are also special guests on this album such as ex Iron Maiden singers Paul Di'Anno andBlaze Bayley. Next to them are Wudstik, Marcela Bovio of Stream of Passion and ex Iron Maiden drummer Thunderstick also on the album. A European tour follows from September through December.


01. Strange World
02. Charlotte the Harlot
03. Killers
04. Remember Tomorrow
05. Burning Ambition
06. Futureal
07. Aces High
08. Prowler
09. Still Life '15 


Παρασκευή 8 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Clutch - Psychic Warfare (2015)

Clutch is an American rock band based out of Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. They met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour.[5][6] The band formed in 1991. Since its formation the band line-up has included Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion). To date, Clutch has released eleven studio albums, and several rarities and live albums. As of 2008 the band have been signed to their own record label, Weathermaker.[1]


1."The Affidavit" 0:25
2."X-Ray Visions" 3:42
3."Firebirds!" 3:00
4."A Quick Death in Texas" 3:57
5."Sucker for the Witch" 3:21
6."Your Love Is Incarceration" 3:14
7."Doom Saloon" 1:12
8."Our Lady of Electric Light" 3:51
9."Noble Savage" 2:49
10."Behold the Colossus" 3:51
11."Decapitation Blues" 3:11.
12.Son of Virginia 7:15





Τρίτη 5 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time 1975 (Remaster)

Hawkwind are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. Formed in November 1969, Hawkwind have gone through many incarnations and they have incorporated different styles into their music, including hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock and psychedelic rock. They are also regarded as an influential proto-punk band.

Dozens of musicians, dancers and writers have worked with the band since their inception. Notable musicians to have performed in the band include Lemmy, Ginger Baker and Huw Lloyd-Langton, but the band are most closely associated with their founder, the singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Brock, who remains the only original member.

They are best known for the song "Silver Machine", which became a number three UK hit single in 1972, but they scored further hit singles with "Urban Guerrilla" (another Top 40 hit) and "Shot Down in the Night". 22 of their albums charted in the UK between 1971 and 1993.


01 Assault & Battery Part I
02 The Golden Void Part II
03 The Wizard Blew His Horn
04 Opa-Loka
05 The Demented Man
06 Magnu
07 Standing At The Edge
08 Spiral Galaxy 28948
09 Warriors
10 Dying Seas
11 Kings Of Speed
12 Motorhead