Saturday, September 19, 2015

Xandria - Nightfall

Band: Xandria
Album: Sacrificium
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Symphonic / Power Metal
Country: Germany

Surfing the Tubes, I stumbled across this song. Never heard of the band before, but I was really liking it up until the lead break 3 minutes in. Now I'm loving it.

Turns out, they've been around for a while. Going to be hunting out some of their CDs I think.

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Band: Chronosphere
Album: Embracing Oblivion
Label: Punishment 18 Records
Genre: New Wave Thrash
Country: Greece

I saw a copy of this video on Youtube and it had Bob Katsionis' name as the filmmaker, so instantly knew this would be a quality production. Katsionis is a musician extraordinaire and the keyboardist for Firewind (ie; Gus G's band when he's not with Ozzy Osbourne). Chronosphere are a Greek band with a lot of talent and promise. I'm loving this clip, and really digging this band.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Windhand - Orchard

Band: Windhand
Album: Soma
Label: Relapse Records
Genre: Stoner/Doom
Country: United States

Windhand are about to undertake an Australian & New Zealand tour right alongside NZ's sludge kings, Beastwars. They're playing in my town on the 10th of October, and I'm fucking psyched.

Here are the Australian and NZ tour posters in case you're in the neighbourhood.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Picturebooks - Your Kisses Burn Like Fire

Band: The Picturebooks
Album: Imaginary Horse
Label: RidingEasy Records
Genre: Alternative rock/blues
Country: Germany

I'm not sure how to describe this music, but they're listed as an alternative rock/blues duo. All I can say is, if you're into sludge, stoner, or doom metal, you will probably find this of interest. They do some amazing things with just a guitar and drums.