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Trillium

Reuver, Netherlands 

Symphonic Metal Legends and Metal Gods

Frontiers Srl Records Italy

FR CD 866

June 8th, 2018 

100 out of 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS 

TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

Full Score 

FUCKING ESSENTIAL 

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2018

 

Whoa, what a killer album. Love the artwork, the layout, and the Kick Ass title of “Tectonic”, and can not go wrong with most of the artist on Frontiers Srl Records Italy…. what I love about this album, every listen, you will notice a piece of song-writing genius, that will appear out of no-where, and gives this album that effect of timelessness. I buy alot of music, everything is always on the World-Class Vocalist/ Guitar Hero/ and Thundering Lords of Thunder Bass and Drummer side of things, most of my favorite albums also have keyboards and or synthesizers on them. I cover alot of Golden Ages of Heavy Metal, I have lots of Hall of Fame’s/ Music libraries in my houses. I have a room just for Symphonic Metal/ Melodic Metal/ Glam Metal and Heavier AOR. One of my favorite GOLDEN AGE of Heavy Metal is the One from August 2012— Present which is THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRUE METAL. It is still in its top form, best vintage-era, with the best artist releasing classic after classic. I never never have had a album which i had to return for store credit, because I read the best ACTUAL Heavy Metal press with the greatest minds, and best staff……

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and the best fanzines from the 1980’s. I am a heavy metal fan since 1978, so i value melody, and song’s that i can remember without being over-accessible, KILLER RIFFS, thundering bass and awesome drummers: albums must have a driving force or a savage factor to them, this album delivers, all of my metallic addiction needs….this album is FUCKING ESSENTIAL to say the least. At KICK ASS METAL we watch and monitor the top 700 bands in each of the 7 major metal styles of the actual heavy metal genre, of the GOTHIC METAL-age/Avant-Garde Metal-age/ Death Metal age, those 4,900 bands is our want-list.

 

This album will get tons of spins in my heavy metal playlist rotation between The Dark Element, Nightwish, Issa and Triosphere, as well as my Randy Rhodes-era Ozzy Osbourne and Vintage Black Sabbath and Van Halen albums.

 

Easily a top 100 Heavy Metal album for the year 2018……will be interested to see where this album will rank on our best of 2010 decade list and best Symphonic Metal albums of the 21st Century.

 

Trillium “Tectonic” is one of the most anticipated albums in 2018 on the GODLY Frontiers Srl record late the other being LA Guns, Issa, & more…it is still the mid-part of 2018

 

 

From a BraveWords Interview……

TRILLIUM GUITARIST SANDER GOMMANS TALKS GUITAR SOLOS –

“GARY MOORE IS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF MY MAIN INFLUENCES; ANOTHER INSPIRATION IS JEFF WATERS FROM ANNIHILATOR”

Former After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans, who is currently working on vocalist Amanda Somerville’s new Trillium album, has checked in with a new update.

Gommans: “Finishing one of the new Amanda Somerville’s Trillium guitar solos. Hope you like guitar solos, since there will be many on the album. This one is approved by Lana (daughter), since she uses her index finger instead of her middle finger 😉

Even though my music doesn’t resemble Gary Moore’s music, he’s absolutely one of my main influences when it comes to solos. Another inspiration is Jeff Waters from Annihilator, was lucky enough to work with him on our last After Forever album.”

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Gommans’ previous update is below:

“Proud to have Erik van Ittersum (Kingfisher Sky, Ayreon, Phantom Elite) be a part of the new Trillium album. His arrangements really kick some serious metal bottoms. Amanda Somerville’s off to Wacken Open Air with Avantasia this weekend, let’s see if I can surprise her with the first mixes of Trillium after the weekend.

André Borgman, thanks again for your incredible work on this album, great to be reunited with the tightest and grooviest metal drummer in the world!”

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Amanda Somerville issued the following update on the Trillium album back in May while in the middle of working on her new project, Exit Eden:

“The last time I’d written to you, I had thought that the new project I’m involved in would be released around now and I could therefore tell you all about it. Ah, but the music industry is ever an elusive beast! Sooooo… the release has been pushed back to the first of August. Thus, it’ll be a while before I can go public with the news, but hopefully not too long! Next week, I have several video shootings, a photo shoot and all kinds of crazy stuff going on for said project. It’s exhilarating and a tiny bit overwhelming how things keep going with this. Like I said, though I’ve been in the biz for a long time, this is all pretty new to me, so it’s very exciting. Even if nothing really takes off, I’m absolutely grateful to be a part of something like this.

And in the meantime, I’ve been writing and recording up a storm for the new Trillium album! This one’s definitely got a life of its own; no Alloy knock-off in any way, which may intrigue some of you and may scare some – haha! But I am really happy with how things are going. We’ve got a very new lineup for this album than we had for Alloy, which helps contribute to that, but Sander (Gommans / HDK) and I are running the show 🙂 Yves Huts, formerly from Epica, is contributing a song co-write as is a good friend of mine from my hometown, the talented Ashley Peacock.”

Somerville released the debut Trillium album, Alloy, in November 2011.

 

Official and real Amanda Somerville bio from her official facebook presence  

Hello, Dearies, and welcome!

I’m a nutty musician from Michigan who somehow got herself known in the European metal scene, even though I’m not really a super-mega-metal-diva girl. But that’s not a secret. Not one I’m keeping, anyway!

You might know me from the various work I’ve done with other bands, but you may be surprised at what else I have to offer and I invite you to look around, have a listen and let me know what you think!

OK, now on to the more serious, official stuff. Enjoy!

xx
Amanda

~

Considered a Metal Diva in the European symphonic metal scene, Amanda Somerville is a singer- songwriter originally of the pop / rock vein who’s been roughed up at the edges with a razor blade, painted over the scars with makeup and is now sweetly taking her revenge on the microphone. Since 2000, the Michigan-born songstress has divided her time between the US and Europe, primarily Germany and the Netherlands and is also a vocal coach, co-writer and producer to boot. Her catalogue of projects, guest appearances and live shows garnered to date with bands like EPICA, KAMELOT and AVANTASIA is an impressive body of work that gives her more credibility in metal circles than she ever bargained for. Some of her most recent endeavors include touring with renowned artists Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) and Steve Lukather (TOTO) and a duet album entitled Kiske-Somerville with metal legend Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN). Currently she’s focusing on studio work recording a new solo album.

Amanda’s sound is eclectic yet particular, sweet yet raw and commercial yet conventionally-challenged. Singer-songwriter metal with bling. Think Doro, Sade and Evanescence thrown into a blender and whipped into a frothy concoction. Just watch out for those razor blades. Prost!

~

TRILLIUM:
With a musically eclectic founder and front woman, American singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville, TRILLIUM is an amalgam of various elements of rock and metal, spit-polished to a blinding shine of melodic maelstrom. As culturally diverse as they are instrumentally, the band TRILLIUM comprises spans 2 continents, 3 countries and a multitude of musical backgrounds. But the language of Rock is universal and the Lady and Gents of TRILLIUM are fluent and not afraid to speak their minds. They do leave quite the impression and a metallic taste in the mouth which is rather addictive. Cheers!

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DISCOGRAPHY

Solo:

-Trillium Alloy (2011)

-Kiske-Somerville (2010), Kiske Somerville: City of Heroes (coming 2015)

-Windows (2009)

-Never Alone (EP, 2003)

-Aina: Days of Rising Doom (2003) – wrote concept and all lyrics, co-wrote music, worked as vocalist, vocal coach. Featuring guest musicians such as Glenn Hughes, Tobias Sammet, T.M. Stevens, etc.

-In the Beginning there was… (Debut Album, 2000)

-Blue Nothing (EP, 2000)

Other bands & projects:

-HDK – System Overload (2009), Serenades of the Netherworld (2014); co-writer, vocalist, co-producer, engineer

-Avantasia – Lost In Space I & II (2007), The Scarecrow (2008), The Wicked Symphony (2010), Angel of Babylon (2010), The Flying Opera – Around The World In 20 Days – Live (DVD 2011), The Mystery of Time (2013); vocalist

-Rock Meets Classic (2010-2014) – Live touring production with legends such as Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company, Queen), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Steve Lukather (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Bonnie Tyler, Kim Wilde, Dan McCafferty (Nazareth), etc.; vocalist & choir director

-Epica – The Phantom Agony (2003), We Will Take You With Us (2004), Consign To Oblivion (2005), The Divine Conspiracy (2007), Design Your Universe (2009), Requiem For The Indifferent (2012), The Road to Paradiso (TBA); vocal coach, vocalist, co-writer, engineer, producer

-Kamelot – Black Halo (2005), Ghost Opera (2007), Poetry For The Poisoned (2010); vocalist, lyrical editor, Silverthorn (2012); vocalist, concept story author

-Andre Matos – Time To Be Free (2007), Mentalize (2009); vocalist, engineer

-Edguy – Hellfire Club (2003), Rocket Ride (2005); vocalist, lyrical editor; Tinnitus Sanctus (2008); worked as proofreader

-After Forever – Invisible Circles (2004), Remagine (2005); lyric editor, co-writer, vocal coach, vocalist, producer; After Forever (2007); worked as lyric editor and vocalist.

-Asrai – Touch in the Dark (2004): lyrical editor; Pearls In Dirt (2007); songwriter, vocalist

-Ebony Ark – Decoder (2006); vocalist, producer

-Shaman – Ritual (2002), Reason (2005); vocalist, lyrical editor

-Mob Rules – Hallowed Be Thy Name (2002), Ethnolution A.D. (2006), Timekeeper; 20th Anniversary (2014); vocalist

-Luca Turilli (Rhapsody) – Prophet of the Last Eclipse (2002); vocalist

-Virgo – Virgo (2001); vocalist, lyrical editor

-Various other bands (Brainstorm, Aeverium, Lunatica, Hartmann, Imari Tones, Reverend Right Time and the First Cousins of Funk, etc.)

 

…….

 

 

Website: http://www.amandasomerville.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amandasomervilleofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amsomerville
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandasomervillemusic/

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/user/amandasomerville

 

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“Amanda Somerville’s TRILLIUM – Tectonic – LTD Gatefold Black Vinyl, 180 Gram”

GENRE: Heavy Metal  
FOR FANS OF: Amanda Somerville, Kiske/Somerville, The Dark Element, Tarja, Cellar Darling, The Murder Of My Sweet, Lacuna Coil

AMANDA SOMERVILLE is an American singer-songwriter well known for her collaborations with various high profile European metal bands like Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, and After Forever, to name a few. And let’s not forget her amazing musical partnership with Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske under the Kiske/Somervillebanner. With a vocal range from tenor to soprano and a stylistically diverse singing ability, AMANDA SOMERVILLE’s voice is well suited for multiple styles, but TRILLIUMis firmly in the metal genre.
Fans of TRILLIUM’s debut album, “ALLOY” as well as artists like The Dark Element, Tarja, Cellar Darling, Lacuna Coil, and the like will find much to enjoy here.

Tracklisting:
1.    Time To Shine
2.    Stand Up
3.    Full Speed Ahead
4.    Hit Me
5.    Fighting Fate
6.    Nocturna
7.    Fatal Mistake
8.    Shards
9.    Cliché Freak Show
10.    Eternal Spring

PRODUCED BY: Sander Gommans & Amanda Somerville
STUDIO: Eternia Studios (NL), The Rock Station (NL) & The Backwoods Gang (MI, USA); Drum Recordings by Daan Janzing at In The Room (NL)
RECORDED BY: Sander Gommans & Amanda Somerville
MIXED BY: Sander Gommans at the Rock Station (NL)
MASTERED BY: Jos Driessen at Sandlane Studios (NL)

Line-Up:
Amanda Somerville – All vocals
All guitars & bass by Sander Gommans,
except:
Track 3: bass by Mark Burnash, 2nd guitar solo by Paul Owsinski
Track 11: Guitars by Paul Owsinski, Keys by Erik van Ittersum, Drums by Andre Borgman

Links:
Website: http://www.amandasomerville.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amandasomervilleofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amsomerville
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandasomervillemusic/

 

Amanda Somerville Interview on the GODLY and HIGHLY FUCKING’ INFLUENTIAL Sonic Cathedral (GODS and Legends)

Amanda Somerville – Trillium Interview

Amanda Somerville – Trillium Interview
Performed in October 2011

Amanda Somerville

 

It’s no surprise to the metal world that American-born singer-songwriter Amanda Somerville has (finally!) made her own metal album. She has worked as a co-lyricist and choir / backing vocalist for Epica, After Forever, Kamelot, Avantasia, and a slew of other European bands. And don’t forget her involvement in the metal opera Aina, last year’s Kiske / Somerville duets album with ex-Helloween singer Michael Kiske, and After Forever guitarist Sander Gommans’ thrashing HDK project. Somewhere in between all that work, however, Somerville has found time to develop her own project: Trillium, a hybrid of rock and metal. If you listen to the Trillium album, Alloy, you’ll hear bits of gothic, symphonic, classic rock, heavy metal, and other styles that make up Somerville’s crossbreeding.

Prior to the release of Alloy, Sonic Cathedral staff writer Sara Letourneau chatted with Somerville about all things Trillium. What compelled Somerville to start this project in the first place? Did these metal songs bring out a different side of her that fans don’t hear on her usual pop albums? Will she tour to promote Alloy? And what about that creepy album cover? Find out the answers to these questions and much more below!

Sara:  Hello, Amanda! Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to Sonic Cathedral again today.

Amanda:  Of course! Thank you for your interest in talking to me about Trillium! I’m very excited.

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  The Trillium album comes out on November 1st in North American and on November 4th in Europe. How do you feel now that the release dates are coming closer and closer?

Amanda:  Oh, you say that so forebodingly! Naughty girl!

(Sara and Amanda laugh)

Amanda:  Yes, I’m so excited. It’s always a little nerve-racking because of the promotion shindig, doing all the interviews and everything. My first interview this evening was just over a half-hour ago, and then I’ve got 10 or 12 tonight. So, it’s quite a packed schedule! (laughs) It’s really exciting. I’m looking forward to it. My fingertips always get tingly, like I’m a little kid at Christmastime. You never really know what to expect. Next week, I’ll be getting the CD for the first time, holding the physical copy in my hand. It’s all very… Woo hoo!

Sara:  (laughs) You’ve worked with a number of rock and metal artists over the years. So, really, for me and your other fans, it’s no surprise that you’ve finally done your own rock/metal record. But the question has always been, “When is she going to do it?!”

Amanda:  (laughs)

Sara:  So, tell us, when did the idea for Trillium start to blossom?

Amanda:  Well, I guess I have to back up a couple of years to 2007, when I was writing and recording the project HDK with [former grunter/guitarist of After Forever] Sander Gommans, who also worked on Trillium with me. Even though I had worked in the metal scene for several years at that point, that was really a big turning point for me because I really got into it. It was the first time that I had really been like, “Oh, I like this! I like writing these songs. I like performing this music and recording it.”

After that, my songs were getting progressively darker and heavier, and they kept going in this direction. I was planning on having my next solo release be more uniformly in the metal genre. And then I was approached by a record label about doing a solo metal project. And I was like, “Eh, well, I don’t know, ah, um…” That’s when the light bulb came on. DING! I thought, “Why not?” I had all this material I had compiled… Oh, jeez, I probably had written about 30 or 40 songs that you could consider metal. So I thought that, since I’m schizophrenic musically (laughs), kind of all over the board and eclectic with the songs I write anyways – and if you’ve heard Windows, you know what I mean – I thought, “Why not keep it separate? Keep things purely metal so as not to confuse the metal fans?” And then I can go ahead and put a Jamaican drinking song and a jazz ballad and whatever else I want on my next solo album and not have to apologize to anyone about it. So, that was the idea behind [Trillium], and it really grew on me. I liked it more and more, the idea of having a solo metal project. And then I can keep the rest of my solo stuff separate so that I can bounce around in my padded-wall room however I want to. (laughs)

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  (laughs) You make it sound like you’re a little bit crazy sometimes when it comes to your music.

Amanda:  (laughs) Sometimes! Because when I was 19 or 20 years old and had first moved over to Europe, I was sending demos to record companies. And [the record labels] were always like, “Well, what kind of music do you do?” And I’d say, “I like it all! I’m a singer-songwriter, and I like pop, and I like jazz, and I like rock.” And they were like, “No no no, that’s WAY too schizophrenic for us. We need to be able to put you in a drawer.” And so that’s how my whole boycott against the record company music industry started. I thought, “Screw you! I’m going to do whatever I want to do.” And then I started working with the Gate Studio team, and the ball just rolled all over the place from there. It’s not like I think it’s a bad thing or that I’m crazy or that I apologize for it at all. But, [my solo work is] kind of all over the board. Looking for a record that is uniformly in one particular genre or type of music… Well, they’re going to land wrong with me. (laughs)

Sara:  And I think that people like me, I don’t just listen to rock and metal. I listened to pop music before I got into the metal scene about 6 years ago. So, for people like me who listen to different kinds of music, that’s what makes Windows so interesting. You’ve got all these different things going on. You have the rock and the R&B and the pop. And for people who like different kinds of music, it makes a lot of sense. And tsk tsk tsk to all those record labels who turned you down.

Amanda:  (laughs) Well, thank you! I appreciate that. And I still have the same standpoint!

Sara:  Back to Trillium and the album Alloy. As the album title implies, Alloy is a blend of different rock and metal styles. What kinds of rock and metal, or which artists, specifically inspired the music on this album?

Amanda:  You know, the whole “naming specific artists for inspiration” thing, it’s tough. I’m a bit of a lone wolf; I just do whatever I want to do and what feels right. So, I wasn’t aiming for any particular style with any of the songs. It wasn’t conscious or contrived in any way. So, I guess I’m going to draw a blank on that. I’ve been inspired by all of the artists I’ve worked with throughout the years. I’m sure that has definitely been the biggest influence on me writing more heavy and dark songs. But, I think there are various types of rock and metal [on the album], like you mentioned. We find the gothic, and there’s some heavy metal and doom in there, as well as hard rock and modern rock. Some of it even floats toward the pop/rock side. So, I guess I can’t totally escape from being diverse. I can’t make one song after another that sound the same. I just can’t do it! But for me, I guess this is as uniform as I can be on an album. And as far as my inspirations go, I guess it’s just been the work that I’ve done in the metal scene for the last 11 years.

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  Alloy was produced by Sascha Paeth, whom you’ve worked with on a number of projects and bands. You also collaborated with Sascha as well as Sander Gommans on the songwriting. What did each musician bring to the table for Trillium?

Amanda:  Oh, so much! Half of the songs were written pretty much by Sander and myself, and the other half were written by Sascha and myself. With Sander, it’s a little bit different, because he’s a very prolific songwriter. He’s been doing a lot of writing for other bands as well because he had stepped back from the live scene and wanted to concentrate more on studio work and songwriting and things like that. And, he had some of these songs like “Bow to the Ego” and “Coward.” They were just instrumentals at first. I was there when he was working on them, and I really liked them. I asked him, “What’s this?” And he said, “Oh, I don’t know. I don’t know what it’s gonna be for!” But, I really liked it, and I was like, “You know, I’d love to do something with this song, if you wouldn’t mind and if you don’t have any specific place for it.” So, we sat down together and went through some things, rearranged some stuff. “Bow to the Ego” had a totally different song structure and intro at first, and no real or defined chorus – from my feeling, anyway. So, we re-wrote the song a little bit. I wrote the lyrics and vocal lines to it, and it ended up the way that it did.

For “Machine Gun,” I was playing it in the studio, and Sander heard me playing it. It was basically the opposite of “Bow to the Ego”: He liked it and asked me if he could take it and do something with it, because it was pretty much already finished as a piano/vocal demo. And then he took it and added the intro melody. (imitates the melody)

Sara:  The Halloweenish vibe?

Amanda:  Yeah, exactly. It’s really creepy. And Sander has this creepy writing style that I love. (laughs) So, yeah, that is a recurring theme throughout the song. It added so much to it. I just love it. So, that’s how Sander and I work together. As for Sascha and I, we’ve worked together so long on so many projects and in so many settings and types of songwriting. We know each other so well, both personally and musically. So, our work flow is always really great. I never write a song the same way twice, and I love that because each song has its own little story of its unique inception. I love background stories like that. It’s like each of my songs is a child, and I’m telling about when they were born. (laughs)

But, how Sascha and I typically work together is that I will already have a finished, written song – and again, it’s a piano/vocal demo – and I’ll send it to him. And he likes to take his time, let the song grow on him and develop, and then he’ll work on it and do a demo and send it back to me. And 95 percent of the time, I’m like, “Oh, I love it! This is great!” And we go from there. That’s the basis. That’s how it was for a lot of these songs, like “Mistaken,” “Path of Least Resistance,” and “Purge.” He just took them and added so much to them. Like “Purge,” for example, he wrote the bridge with the guitar solo. And on “Mistaken,” he wrote the bridge and the guitar solo, too. That’s the one thing I love about working with guitar players like Sander and Sascha. Being a piano player, I hear and feel and write songs from a completely different perspective. And then putting the two elements together just complements everything so well without adding too many cooks to spoil the soup. So, I like the play we have off of one another and the creative input they can add that I don’t necessarily have when I’m playing piano. A piano is tough to write a guitar riff on. (laughs) Or a guitar solo, because I’m not much of a riff or solo person. So, long story made longer, but that’s how it works! (laughs)

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  (laughs) That’s OK! Because Trillium is so different from the music in your solo career, when you were first singing these songs in the studio, did you feel like they brought out a different side of you?

Amanda:  Yeah! It’s very fun, and this is exactly what I had with HDK, when I was like, “Oooh, I like this!” I guess, in a way, singers and musicians – on the most basic level – are not much different from actors and actresses. We’re very theatrical. We like to play a role. You tell a story with the song that you’re singing. I think it appeals to me as like I’m playing a different role. I loved to dress up and play Cinderella or whatever when I was little. And I guess that, musically, it’s not much different. It’s fun to do something that you’re not necessarily used to doing and put yourself in a different role or a different position. But, it’s also a great emotional outlet. I think that’s why I can be in my normal, everyday life a happy and positive person, and that’s because I can pour all my outrage and my angst and doubt and all of the negative feelings into my music. And it’s really cathartic to sing [those songs]. I think there’s no better therapy in the world than to write and pour all your emotions into a song, and then be able to perform it and bring out those emotions in the performance. So, yeah, it’s always a really invigorating experience. (laughs)

Sara:  I’ve read online that you made a video for “Coward.” Why did you choose to make a video for this particular song?

Amanda:  Well, I’m not one for picking favorites because I think it’s not fair. As I’d mentioned, my songs are like children. But, “Coward”… I just kept coming back to it and coming back to it as my favorite song on the entire album. And that’s also a new thing for me, because I’m never able to choose a favorite song! It always goes by my mood. Each day, I have a different favorite song. But, “Coward,” I continually come back to it as a favorite of mine. And, I really wanted to put that into an image to kind of complete the whole artistic picture or landscape of the song itself. So, yeah, that’s why I ended up choosing it, and it was very fun. I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished video.

Sara:  Can you tell us anything about it yet?

Amanda:  Yeah! (laughs) What do you want to know?

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  (laughs) Whatever you want us to know at the moment. I know it’s not out yet, so I don’t know how many details you want to give away beforehand.

Amanda:  Well, you’re going to see me in a little bit of a different atmosphere than normal – just like in the music, I suppose. Like I said, I’m generally a positive, bubbly – maybe annoyingly so – person. (laughs) You see that in my video blogs. I’m a total nerd. I can’t hide it, and I’m not going to apologize to anyone about it. That’s just how I am. But, I’m a little bit scary in this video, I must say. I looked at it, and I was like, “Ooooh, I would not want to piss myself off!”

(Sara and Amanda laugh)

Amanda:  So, we [shot the video in] several different locations. It was so much fun! The director lives in Nuremberg, [Germany], so I went over to Nuremberg two weeks ago, and we shot it in Nuremberg in the backstage rooms of the Opera House, where we shot the Kiske / Somerville video for “Silence.” This time, it’s not in the actual main theater. It’s in all the backstage rooms where the actors and ballerinas put their makeup on. Then, we moved actually to castle ruins in a place… Oh, shoot, where was it? Neumarkt! That’s what it’s called. It’s near Nuremburg, and it’s home to these castle ruins that are just amazing! As an American, you come over here and can so appreciate these things in Europe because we don’t have anything like it. This building is thousands and thousands and thousands of years old. So, we did a lot of shots in the ruins. And, the ruins themselves had a little chapel on the grounds, so we shot some scenes in there as well. I’m part psycho-bride and part gothic muse in it. (laughs)

Sara:  (laughs) That sounds like it should be very interesting!

Amanda:  I hope so!

Sara:  Speaking of things looking scary, the cover of Alloy looks very, very evil. Considering this album comes out the day after Halloween in North America, it’s also very appropriate.

Amanda:  Yes.

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  Was that kind of the idea behind the artwork and photoshoot: to do something dark, spooky, and – once again – different from what you normally do?

Amanda:  Yes, definitely. I wanted to really portray the music with these images and give the potential listener an image that sums up the music as well. I think it does that very well. I chose Stefan Heileman to do the artwork, and he’s done really brilliant work for all kinds of artists and friends of mine also. So, I was already familiar with the style he did his photos and artwork in, and I thought it fit brilliantly with the music and the album and the concept. He took it and ran with it, which is great because when I asked him if he’d be interested in doing the artwork for me, I wrote this 5000-word essay describing the video and my vision for it and everything. (laughs) And he is an artist himself with a vision. So, it’s really great to work with someone who you can bounce ideas off of. I think the artwork is as important of a representative as a name or the logo and going along with the music itself. So, yeah, I wanted it to be dark and show a different side of me, and I think it did so quite well.

The cover maybe needs a little bit of an explanation. The things that are behind me – they’re actually me! (laughs) They’re my inner demons that are coming out and trying to grab me and rip me back into their world. I’m not sure if you noticed, but there’s one hand that’s on my neck underneath my hair. And where they touch me, I’m turning into metal. That’s part of why my brain is already turning into metal. So, it fits into the whole concept of Trillium.

Sara:  I’m going to have to take a closer look at the cover!

Amanda:  Yeah! There’s a whole hidden backstory there. (laughs) But, those are my evil sprites coming out of me and dragging me over to the dark side.

Sara:  Alloy is your second album in a row with Frontiers Records. The first one was the Kiske / Somerville album, which came out last year. What about your experience with Kiske / Somerville made Frontiers the go-to label for Trillium?

Amanda:  Well, I thought they did a really nice job. They treated us well. They were very open and respected us as artists. When I was originally asked to be part of the album, I said, “Well, I’d love to lend my voice to the project and be alongside Michael Kiske, of course. It’s a great honor. But, is there any room for me to contribute anything creatively? Because I’m as much a songwriter as I am a singer.” And [Frontiers] was like, “Yeah, sure!” And three of my songs ended up on that album, which I thought was really great. And [Frontiers] was so enthusiastic about the project, and just the way they went about the promotion and everything, I just had a good feeling about them.

And [Avantasia and Aina guest singer/guitarist] Oliver Hartmann, I’ve worked with Ollie for a number of years. He was under their label. And Jorn [Lande, who sings on the Trillium song “Scream It”] and Bob Catley, they had shared their experiences of working with Frontiers and the guys who work at the label. It was all very positive. It was by a different record company that I was approached last year about this solo metal project. I ended up turning them down and then went to Frontiers and asked if they would be interested because I was so impressed with them as a record label and the job that they had done. So, that’s how I came to go with them.

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  I’ve read that there’s a chance you may be touring next year for Trillium. Is this true?

Amanda:  This is totally true! So far, it’s just a European tour that’s in the planning. But, I really hope to get over to North America as well. I’m going to work on that very hard. But I can’t divulge the details, unfortunately! We’re still kind of in the business negotiation process and everything, so I can’t publicly announce it yet. But, those are the ballpark plans anyway. So, yeah, I’m really excited to bring this live on stage.

Sara:  Would it be a headlining tour or opening for someone else?

Amanda:  I’ll have to see. Probably opening would make more sense, but I’m not sure at this point.

Sara:  I did see on your Myspace page recently that there were some tour dates for January 2012.

Amanda:  Yes.

Sara:  I’m guessing those must be for something different?

Amanda:  Those are for Rock Meets Classic.

Sara:  So you’re doing that again?

Amanda:  Yes!

Sara:  Cool!

Amanda:  It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s not something that brings me further as a solo artist necessarily, but it’s a lot of fun. You make a lot of connections with people. The audience is great. And the songs – oh! How can you pass up an opportunity to go on tour with these great artists and do all these classic songs and stuff? It’s a lot of fun.

Amanda Somerville

Sara:  I’ve got two more questions for you, Amanda, and then we’ll be done. The first of those two questions is: Do you think you’ll do another pop/rock album in the future like Windows? Or, could Trillium be the start of a new and permanent path for you?

Amanda:  Oh, no! Like I said, I had not only these metal songs that had piled up since 2007, but I also have another 50 songs in the direction of Windows. And I go through so many different moods and phases; I also wrote some pop songs while I was working on Trillium. So, I don’t think that this is going to be a permanent path for me. Just as I have become comfortable living in Europe and I can’t see myself – though I miss going back to the States, and I go back to the States several months out of the year – I can’t picture myself living in one place permanently forever and never ever going anywhere else! It’s the same thing musically for me. This is definitely a new chapter in my life and my career that is opening up, and it will stay that way. But, it’s not that I’m going to discard anything in place of that.

Sara:  You’re quite the multi-tasker, aren’t you? Writing pop songs while you’re working on a metal album. Wow! (laughs)

Amanda:  Yeah! (laughs)

Sara:  Well, looking at the time, I’d say we should wrap up the interview. Thank you very much for your time, Amanda. In closing, what would you like to say to your fans and to our readers at Sonic Cathedral?

Amanda:  Well, as always, I thank them from the bottom of my heart for all their support and interest in the things that I’m doing. It’s a great honor. And I can only keep on doing this with their support, and the love and generosity from people like you. So, I really appreciate it, and I hope that I can come and present these songs to you live and meet you in person someday!

Sonic Cathedral thanks Amanda for taking the time to talk to us again! Also, many thanks to Dustin Hardman and Elio Bordi at Frontiers Records for arranging the interview.

Amanda Somerville

Check out the following websites for more information on Trillium and Amanda Somerville:

Amanda’s Official Website
Facebook
YouTube
Frontiers Records

 

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NECK BREAKING NEWS —- MAY 11TH 2018 — 10AM — THE NEW VIDEO Nervosa “Kill The Silence”

is unleashed upon planet metal

TOP 

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   HEAVY 

     METAL 

       ALBUMS 

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           ALL-TIME

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF ALL-TIME 20TH & 21ST CENTURY. 100 EACH PER CENTURY, IF IT IS OUT OF PRINT, THEN THE BANDS THAT ARE ACTIVE LIKE NERVOSA are top 100 heavy metal artist of all-time and of the current golden age of true metal which started on August 16th, 2012…..this age was kicked off with Abnormality and Nervosa

ABATTOIR • Vicious Attack
ABNORMALITY • Contaminating the Hive Mind
ABNORMALITY • Mechanisms of Omniscience 
ACCEPT • Restless and Wild
ACID • Acid
ACID • Maniac
ACID • Live in Belgium
AGENT STEEL • Skeptics Apocalypse
AGENT STEEL • Mad Locust Rising
ANACRUSIS • Screams and Whispers
ANNIHILATOR • Alice In Hell
ANTHRAX • Fistful of Metal • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
ANTHRAX • Armed And Dangerous • Megforce Records • MRS 05
ANTRHAX • Spreading The Disease
ANVIL • Metal on Metal
ANVIL • Forged in Fire
ANVIL • Live in Concert
ANVIL CHORUS • Thought Crimes
ANVIL CHORUS • The Killing Sun
ARTILLERY • Fear of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY • Terror Squad
ATHEIST • Piece of Time
ATHEIST • Unquestionable Presence
ATTACKER • Battle At Helms Deep
ATTACKER • The Second Coming
ATTACKER • Standing The Test of Time
ATTACKER • Giants of Canaan
ATTACKER • Sins of the World
AVATARIUM • Avatarium 
AVATARIUM • The Girl With The Raven Mask 
AVATARIUM • Hurricanes and Halo’s 
BATHORY • Bathory
BATHORY • The Return…
BITCH • Damnation Alley
BITCH • Be My Slave
BLACK SABBATH • Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION • The Sane Asylum
BLOODLUST • Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH • KILL OR BE KILLED • Megaforce Records • MRI 1369
BLITZKREIG • A TIME OF CHANGES
CACOPHONY • SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
CAGE • Astrology
CANDLEMASS • Nightfall
CANDLEMASS • Ancient Dreams
CANDLEMASS • Tales of Creation
CATHERDRAL • Supernatural Birth Machine
CARNIVORE • Carnivore
CELTIC FROST • Morbid Tales
CELTIC FROST • Emperor’s Return
CELTIC FROST • To Mega Therion
CHASTAIN • Mystery of Illusion
CHASTAIN • Ruler of the Wasteland
CHASTAIN • The 7th of Never
CHASTAIN • The Voice of Cult
CHASTAIN • For those Who Dare
CHASTAIN • In A Out Rage
CHASTAIN • Surrender to No One
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal17
Children of Technology • Future Decay 
COVEN • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Minds
COVEN • Jinx
COVEN13 • Worship New Gods
COVEN13 • Destiny of the Gods
CIRITH UNGOL • Frost and Fire
CIRITH UNGOL • King of the Dead
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In Distortion We Trust 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • ‘Til Death Do Us Party 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • The Midnight Chase 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In the Red
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER • Convicted
CULPPRIT • Guilty As Charged
CYNIC • Focus
DARK ANGEL • We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL • Darkness Descends
DARK ANGEL • Leave Scars
DEAF DEALER • Keeper of The Flame
DEF DEALER • Journey Into Fear
DARKNESS • The Gasoline Solution
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH • Leprosy
DEATH • Spirtual Healing
DEATH • Human
DEATH • Individual Thought Patterns
DEATH • Symbolic
DEATH ANGEL • Act III
DEATH STRIKE • Fuckin’ Death
DEEP SWITCH • Nine Inches of God
DEMONA • Metal Through The Time 
DEMONA • Speak With The Devil
DESTRUCTION • Infernal Overkill
DESTRUCTION • Under Attack
DESTUCTOR • Maximum Destruction
DREAM DEATH • Journey Into Fear
DOCTOR BUTCHER • Doctor Butcher
DORO • Fist In The Air 
EDGE OF PARADISE • Mask
EDEGE OF PARADISE • Perfect Shade of Grey
EDGE OF PARADISE • Immortal Waltz
EDGE OF PARADISE • Alive
EXCITER • Heavy Metal Maniac
EXCITER • Violence & Force • Megaforce Records
EXCITER • Exciter • Double Play Classic • Heavy Metal Maniac • Violence & Force • 1989 CD —Caroline/Megaforce Records
EXHORDER • Slaughter In the Vatican
EXODUS • A Lesson in Violence • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette
EXODUS •Bonded By Blood
EXODUS • Pleasure of the Flesh
EXODUS • A Lesson In Violence (Live @ Studio 54 + March 1986 Paul Baloff Demos)
EXODUS • Another Lesson In Violence LIVE
EXODUS • Bonded By Baloff (A.L.I.V Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
EXUMER • Possessed By Fire
EXUMER • Rising By The Sea
FATES WARNING • Night On Brocken
FORBIDDEN • Forbidden Evil
FORBIDDEN • Twisted Into Form
The GATHERING • Mandylion
The GATHERING • Nightime Birds
GRAVE DIGGER • Heavy Metal Breakdown • Megaforce Records
• MRI 869
GRAVE DIGGER • Witch Hunter • Megaforce Records • MRI 1169
GRIFFIN • Flight of The Griffin
HAWAII • One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette Original Artwork
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out!
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out! • Molten Metal Records Version features the “Vicious” Demo
H-BOMB • Coup de metal
H-BOMB • Attaque
HELL • “Hell” 1982 CD Demos Come on 2011 CD album
HELLION • Screams in the Night
HELLION • The Black Book
HELLION • Will Not Go Quietly
HELLION • To Hellion And Back
HEATHEN • Breaking The Silence
HEATHEN • Victims of Deception
HEATHEN • Recovered
HIRAX • Raging Violence
HIRAX • Not Dead Yet (Raging Violence) on CD
HOLOCAUST • The Nightcomers
ICE AGE * Breaking The Ice
IMAGIKA • Imagika
IMAGIKA • Worship
IMAGIKA • And So It Burns
Imagika • Devil on Both Sides
Infernäl Mäjesty • None Shall Defy
Infernäl Mäjesty • No God
INSANITY • Death After Death
IRON MAIDEN • Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN • Killers
IRON MAIDEN • The Number of the Beast
JAGUAR • Power Games
JAG PANZER • Ample Destruction
JUDAS PREIST • Killing Machine
JUDAS PRIEST • Hell Bent for Leather
JUDAS PRIEST • Unleashed In the East
JUDAS PRIEST • British Steel
JUDAS PRIEST • Painkiller
KING DIAMOND • Fatal Portrait
KING DIAMOND • Abigail
KING DIAMOND • Them
KREATOR • Endless Pain
KREATOR • Pleasure To Kill
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast 
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast II
LADY BEAST •Metal Immortal 
LADY BEAST • Vicious Breed 
LEATHER LEONE • Shock Wave
LEATHER LEONE • II
LIEGE LORD • Master Control
LUCIFER • Lucifer I
LUCIFER • Lucifer II
MACABRE • Gloom
MALEDICTION • Condamnés
MALEDICTION • Esclave du vice
MANOWAR • Battle Hymns
MANOWAR • Into Glory Ride • Megaforce Records
MANOWAR • Hail To England
MASSACRE • From Beyond
MASSACRE • Back From Beyond
MASTER • Master
MASTER • 1985 Unreleased Album
MEDIEVAL • Medieval…aka 1983 Medieval Cassette Album
MEDIEVAL • All Knobs to the Right
MEDIEVAL • Reign of Terror
MEDIEVAL • Medieval Kills
MEGADETH • Rust In Peace
The MENTORS • You Axed For It
MERCYFUL FATE • 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE • Melissa
MERCYFUL FATE • Don’t Break The Oath
MERCYFUL FATE • Curse of The Pharaohs
MERCYFUL FATE Live From The Depths of Hell
MERCYFUL FATE • The Beginning
MERCYFUL FATE • Return of the Vampire
MERCYFUL FATE • In The Shadows
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church • Ground Zero Records with Bonus Track “Big Guns”
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church 1986 • CD on Elektra Records (C)1984 (P) 1986
METALLICA • Kill em ‘ All • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
METALLICA • Ride The Lightning • Megaforce Records • MRI 769
METALLICA • Whiplash • Megaforce Records • MRS 04
METALLICA • Creeping Death/Jump In the Fire Cd
METALLICA • Master of Puppets
MORBID ANGEL • Abominations of Desolation
MORBID ANGEL • Altars of Madness
MORBID ANGEL • Blessed are the Sick
MORBID ANGEL • Covenant
MORBID ANGEL • Domination
MORBID ANGEL • Entangled In Chaos
Motörhead • Ace of Spades
Motörhead • N Sleep ’til Hammersmith
Motörhead • Iron Fist
Motörhead • Another Perfect Day
Motörhead • No Remorse
Motörhead • Orgamsatron
MindMaze • Mask of Lies 
MindMaze • Back From the Edge 
MindMaze • Resolve 
NASTY SAVAGE • Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVGE • Indulgence
NERVOSA • 2012
NERVOSA • Time of Death
NERVOSA • Victim of Yourself
NERVOSA • Agony
NERVOSA • Downfall of Mankind
NIGHTMARE • Astral Deliverance
Nightwish • Once 
OBITUARY • Slowly We Rot
OBITUARY • Cause of Death
OBLIVION • From This Day Forward
OVERKILL • Feel The Fire • Megaforce Records • MRI 1469
OZ • Fire in The Brain
OZ • III Warning
OZZYOSBOURNE• Blizzard of Ozz
OZZY OSBOURNE • Diary of a Madman
OZZY OSBOURNE • Tribute
PAGAN ALTAR • 1982 Demo Cassette
PAGAN ALTAR • Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR • Judgment of the Dead
PILE DRIVER • Metal Inquisition
PENTAGRAM • Pentagram
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning
PENTAGRAM • Relentless • Pentagram retitled
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning/Relentless • Double CD
PENTAGRAM • Be Forewarned
POSSESSED • Seven Churches
RAVEN • All for One • Megaforce Records • MRI 269
RAVEN • Live at the Inferno • Megaforce Records • MRI 969
RAZOR • Executioners’ Song
RAZOR • Evil Invaders
REPULSION • Slaughter of the Innocent
REPULSION • Horrified
RIOT • Fire Down Under
RIOT • Thundersteel
RIOT • Privilege of Power
The RODS • Wild Dogs
RUSH • A Far Well To Kings
RUSH • Permanent Waves
RUSH • Exit…Stage Left
RUSH • Signal
RUSH • Grace Under Pressure
RUSH • Power Windows
RUSH • Hold Your Fire
RUSH • A Show of Hands
RUSH • Chronicles
RUSH • Presto
RUSH • Test For Echo
RUSH • Differnet Stages — LIVE
SABBAT • History of a Time to Come
SATAN • Court in the Act
SATAN • Suspended Sentence
SATAN • Live in the Act
SATAN • Life Sentence
SATAN • Trial By Fire –Live In North America
SATAN • Atom by Atom
SAVAGE MASTER • Mask of the Devil 
SAVAGE MASTER • With Whips and Chains 
SAVATAGE • Sirens
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Mark of the Beast 
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Breaking The Spell
SCORPIONS • Taken By Force
SACRIFICE • Torment In Fire
SACRIFICE • Forward to Termination
SACRIFICE • Soliders of Misfortune
SACRIFICE • Apocalypse Inside
SEPULTURA • Beneath The Remains
SKULLVIEW • Kings of the Universe
SINDROME • Sindrome 2 demos on 1 CD
SINDROME • Resurrection….
SLAUGHTER • Strappado
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Winterkill
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Free the Beast
SLAYER • Show No Mercy
SLAYER • Haunting The Chapel
SLAYER • Hell Awaits
SLAYER • Live Undead
SLAYER • Reign in Blood
SODOM • In The Sign of Evil
SODOM • Obsessed By Cruelty
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH • Speask English of Die • Megaforce Records
SUCIDIAL TENDENCIES • Suicidal Tendencies
SYRIS • Unseen Forces
TANK • Filth Hounds of Hades
TANK • Power of the Hunter
TANK • This Means War
TERRORIZER • World Downfall
TESTAMENT • Legacy
TROUBLE • Trouble • Later retitled Psalms 9
TROUBLE • The Skull
TROUBLE • Run To The Light
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Wildcat
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER • Under the Blade
UFO • The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
UNSEEN TERROR • Human Error
VAINGLORY Vainglory
VICIOUS RUMORS Soliders of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS Digital Dictator
VENOM • Welcome to Hell
VENOM • Black Metal
VENOM • At War With Satan
VIO-LENCE • Eternal Nightmare
VOI VOD • War and Pain
VOI VOD • Rrröööaaarrr
WALK IN DARKNESS • In the Shadow of Things
WALK IN DARKNESS • Welcome to the New World
WARGASM • Why Play Around?
WARFARE • Pure Filth
WARFARE • Metal Anarchy
WARFARE • Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
WARLOCK • Triumph and Agony
WARLORD • Deliever Us
WARLORD • And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
WARLORD • Thy Kindgom Come • 1st EP and LP on CD
WARHEAD • Speedway
WARHEAD • The Day After
WATCHTOWER • Energetic Disassembly
WATCHTOWER • Control and Resistance
WILDESTARR • Arrival
WILDESTARR • A Tell Tale Heart
WILDESTARR • Beyond The Rain
Witchcross • Witchcross
WITCHCROSS • Innocent & Evil
WITCHCROSS • Crypt of The Undead
WITCHCROSS • Cauldron In Satan’s Shadow
WITCH CROSS • Fit for Fight
WITCH CROSS • Axe to Grind
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Death Penalty
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Friends of Hell
WICHKILLER • Day of the Saxons
ZOSER MEZ • Vizier of Wasteland

 

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NERVOSA is:

Fernanda Lira – Bass and Lead Vocals

Prika Amaral – Guitar and backing vocals

Luana Dametto – Drums

TOP 

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   ALBUMS 

    OF 

      THE 

         DEATH 

             METAL 

                AGE 

 

 

 Abnormality * Contaminating The Hive Mind * 2012

Acheron * Rites of The Black Mass

Annihilator * Alice in Hell

Assassin * The Upcoming Terror

Bathory * Blood Fire Death

Bathory * Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Bestial Warlust * Blood and Valour

Bloodreaping * Ignis Penumbra

Carpathian Forest (NORWAY) * FUCK YOU ALL !!!!!!!

Centuions Ghost * A Sign of Things To Come

Chemicaust “Unleshed Upon This World”

Coroner * RIP

Cradle of Filth * The Principle of Evil Made Flesh * 1994

Cradle of Filth * V Empire * 1996

Cradle of Filth * Dusk…and Her Embrace * 1996

Cradle of Filth * Cruelty and The Beast * 1998

Cradle of Filth * From The Cradle To Enslave * 1999

Cradle of Filth * Midian * 2000

Cradle of Filth * Bitte Suites To Succubi * 2001

Cradle of Filth * Damnation and a Day * 2003

Cradle of Filth * Nymphetamine * 2004

Cradle of Filth * Thornography * 2006

Cradle of Filth * Godspeed on The Devil’s Thunder * *2008

Cradle of Filth * Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa * 2010

Cradle of Filth * Midnight On The Ladybrinth * 2012

Cradle of Filth * The Manticore and Other Horrors * 2012

Crest of Darkness (NORWAY) * The Ogress

Crest of Darkness (NORWAY) * Project Regeneration

Crown of Thorns (Sweden) * Eternal Death

Dark Angel * Darkness Descends

Darkness “The Gasoline Alley” 

Death * Scream Bloody Gore

Death Angel * The Ultra- Violence

Degial “Predators Reign” 

Destruction * Infernal Overkill

Deströyer 666 *Unchain The Wolves

Deströyer 666 * Phoenix Rising

Deströyer 666 * Cold Steel…for a Iron Age

Deströyer 666 * Defianc

Deströyer 666 * Wildfire

Deicide * Deicide

Disiplin (NORWAY) * Anti-Life

Dismember * Like a Every Flowing Stream

Entomed * Left Hand Path

Exodus * Bonded By Blood

Exumer * Possessed By Fire

Exumer * Rising By The Sea

Fleshcrawl * Bloodred Massacre

Gravehill * Rites of the Pentagram * 2009

Hellcannon * Infected With Violence

Impiety * Skullfucking Armeggedon

Impiety Koas Kommand 696

Internal Bleeding * Vocarcious Contempt

Iperyt * Totalitarian Love Pulse * 2007

Killaman * Killman

Kings Evil * Deletion of Humanoise

Kreator * Pleasue TO Kill

Krisiun * Black Force Domain

Leviathan * The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide

Massacra (FRANCE) * Final Holocaust

Massacre * From Beyond

Metallica * Kill em All

Metallica * Ride The Lightning

The Monolith Deathcult (Netherlands) * Tetragrammaton * 2013

Morbid Angel * Altars of Madness

Mythos * Pain Amplifier

Nercodeath * Into the Macabre

Necromessiah * Antiklerikal Terroristik Deathsquad

Nervosa * 2012

Nervosa * Time of Death

Nervosa  * Victim of Yourself 

Nervossa * Agony

Nervosa  * “Downfall of Mankind”

Nightside * The End of Christianity

Nile * Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren Ka

Nocturnal Breed (NORWAY) * Agressor

Nocturnal Breed (NORWAY) * Fields of Rot

Nocturnus * The Key

Nuclear Assault * Game Over

Occult * Of Fleash and Blood

Occult * Elegy For The Weak

Pessimist * Blood For The Gods

Pestilence * Malleus Maleficarum

Possessed * Seven Churches

Onslaught * The Force

Rabelliun (BRAZIL) * Burn The Promise Land

Ritual Carnage * The Highest Law

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * Envenom

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * Envoke

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * Disembody

Sabbat * (NIPPON) *Fetishism

Sabbat * (NIPPON) *Karisma

Sabbat * (NIPPON) *Satanasword

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * Karmagmassacre

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * …And the Sabbatical Queen

Sabbat * (NIPPON) * To Praise the Sabbatical Queen

Sabbat * (NIPPON) *Sabbatrinity

Sabbat * (UNITED*KINGDOM) * History of a time to Come

Sadus * Swallowed in Black

Sepultura * Beneath The Remains

Slayer * Show No Mercy

Slayer * Haunting The Chapel

Slayer * Hell Awaits

Slayer * Live Undead

Slayer * Reign In Blood

Sinners Burn (Sweden) * Insanity Warmachine * 2010

Sodomizer (Brazil) * The Death Shall Rise To Kill * 2007

Surrender of Divinity * Oriental Hell Rhythmic

Surgikill “Sanguinary Revelations

Urgehal * Goatcraft Torment *

Warfect * Exoneration Denied * 2013

Walhalla * Firereich

Vader * The Ultimate Incantation

Vader * Litnay

Vaultwraith “Death Is Proof of Satans Power”

 Voi Vod * War and Pain

Zyklon (NORWAY) * Aeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO NERVOSA THRASH

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 DAYS UNTIL Nervosa “Downfall of Mankind” is Unleashed upon planet metal 

23

DAYS ‘TIL JUNE 1ST, 2018

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Friday June 1st 2018  —–RUN TO THE FUCKING’ RECORD STORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nervosa hail from Sao, Paulo, Brazil and play thrash fucking’ metal and are 2 time album of year winners!!!!!!!!!!!!! — 2014 debut heavy metal album of the year and heavy metal album of the year, and 2016 Heavy Metal album of the year. #1 World-Wide Thrash Metal ranking/ rating at KICK ASS METAL …
NECK BREAKING NEWS….START SAVING NOW…Thrash Metal Major Ragers Nervosa will be unleashing there upcoming splatter platter on June 1st 2016…and it THE FRONT RUNNER FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR ALONGSIDE LUCIFER, — Witchcross US DOO / Chichago Heights/ Illinois, Walk In Darkness , Anna von Haussenwolf, Leather Leone …..
Countdown to Nervosa Thrash Begins June 1st, 2016
“Brazilian all-female thrash group NERVOSA will release its third full-length album, “Downfall Of Mankind”, on June 1 via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded at Family Mob Studio in São Paulo with Argentinian producer Martin Furia, who worked as a sound engineer on some of NERVOSA’s European tours, as well as for bands like DESTRUCTION and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and produced recordings for EVIL INVADERS and SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION, among others.
Bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira comments on the new CD: “We’re really happy about this new album. It’s a way more mature and aggressive record and we can definitely say it’s our favorite so far!”
“Downfall Of Mankind” features guest appearances by João Gordo (RATOS DE PORÃO), Rodrigo Oliveira (KORZUS) and Michael Gilbert (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).
“Downfall Of Mankind” track listing:
01. Intro 
02. Horrordome 
03. Never Forget, Never Repeat 
04. Enslave 
05. Bleeding 
06. … And Justice For Whom? 
07. Vultures 
08. Kill The Silence 
09. No Mercy 
10. Raise Your Fist! 
11. Fear, Violence And Massacre 
12. Conflict 
13. Cultura Do Estupro 
14. Selfish Battle (bonus track)
NERVOSA is currently touring Europe with VENOM INC. and SUFFOCATION.
In a 2016 interview, Fernanda told AntiHero Magazine that NUCLEAR ASSAULT was “the band that made me want to have a thrash metal band. I don’t think I was even born when they were released,” she said. “I was born into a very metal environment, because my dad was a metalhead. My earliest memories involved metal. When I was six or seven, I had collections that my dad used to record on tape. He would put on from KISS to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES to WARLOCK. So since I was very young, I was used to listening to metal. And because my dad is older, he was really into the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. So I started listening to metal from these bands of the 1980s. That’s my favorite school. All the bands I love, and my favorite albums, are from the 1980s. It’s something natural. My dad showed me them, and when I started looking for bands’ discographies, I would start from the beginning, and naturally the albums from the 1980s. And, of course, with the exception of death metal, my favorite albums are from the 1990s. But it was just sort of natural, it’s just that sound, probably because I’m very influenced by what my dad used to listen to. All the classic albums are from the old school, and I’m really influenced by these schools.”
She added: “What I think we do is we take these influences we have from the bands of the 1980s, which are the bands that made me want to have a thrash metal band, and taught me how to write metal songs, we take that and mix… like the quality of technology of today and new albums from old bands like TESTAMENT and CANNIBAL CORPSE, and put it all together.”
NERVOSA is:
Fernanda Lira – Vocals, Bass 
Prika Amaral – Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Luana Dametto – Drums
TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF ALL-TIME 20TH & 21ST CENTURY. 100 EACH PER CENTURY, IF IT IS OUT OF PRINT, THEN THE BANDS THAT ARE ACTIVE LIKE NERVOSA are top 100 heavy metal artist of all-time and of the current golden age of true metal which started on August 16th, 2012…..this age was kicked off with Abnormality and Nervosa
ABATTOIR • Vicious Attack
ABNORMALITY • Contaminating the Hive Mind
ABNORMALITY • Mechanisms of Omniscience 
ACCEPT • Restless and Wild
ACID • Acid
ACID • Maniac
ACID • Live in Belgium
AGENT STEEL • Skeptics Apocalypse
AGENT STEEL • Mad Locust Rising
ANACRUSIS • Screams and Whispers
ANNIHILATOR • Alice In Hell
ANTHRAX • Fistful of Metal • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
ANTHRAX • Armed And Dangerous • Megforce Records • MRS 05
ANTRHAX • Spreading The Disease
ANVIL • Metal on Metal
ANVIL • Forged in Fire
ANVIL • Live in Concert
ANVIL CHORUS • Thought Crimes
ANVIL CHORUS • The Killing Sun
ARTILLERY • Fear of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY • Terror Squad
ATHEIST • Piece of Time
ATHEIST • Unquestionable Presence
ATTACKER • Battle At Helms Deep
ATTACKER • The Second Coming
ATTACKER • Standing The Test of Time
ATTACKER • Giants of Canaan
ATTACKER • Sins of the World
AVATARIUM • Avatarium 
AVATARIUM • The Girl With The Raven Mask 
AVATARIUM • Hurricanes and Halo’s 
BATHORY • Bathory
BATHORY • The Return…
BITCH • Damnation Alley
BITCH • Be My Slave
BLACK SABBATH • Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION • The Sane Asylum
BLOODLUST • Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH • KILL OR BE KILLED • Megaforce Records • MRI 1369
BLITZKREIG • A TIME OF CHANGES
CACOPHONY • SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
CAGE • Astrology
CANDLEMASS • Nightfall
CANDLEMASS • Ancient Dreams
CANDLEMASS • Tales of Creation
CATHERDRAL • Supernatural Birth Machine
CARNIVORE • Carnivore
CELTIC FROST • Morbid Tales
CELTIC FROST • Emperor’s Return
CELTIC FROST • To Mega Therion
CHASTAIN • Mystery of Illusion
CHASTAIN • Ruler of the Wasteland
CHASTAIN • The 7th of Never
CHASTAIN • The Voice of Cult
CHASTAIN • For those Who Dare
CHASTAIN • In A Out Rage
CHASTAIN • Surrender to No One
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal17
Children of Technology • Future Decay 
COVEN • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Minds
COVEN • Jinx
COVEN13 • Worship New Gods
COVEN13 • Destiny of the Gods
CIRITH UNGOL • Frost and Fire
CIRITH UNGOL • King of the Dead
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In Distortion We Trust 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • ‘Til Death Do Us Party 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • The Midnight Chase 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In the Red
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER • Convicted
CULPPRIT • Guilty As Charged
CYNIC • Focus
DARK ANGEL • We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL • Darkness Descends
DARK ANGEL • Leave Scars
DEAF DEALER • Keeper of The Flame
DEF DEALER • Journey Into Fear
DARKNESS • The Gasoline Solution
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH • Leprosy
DEATH • Spirtual Healing
DEATH • Human
DEATH • Individual Thought Patterns
DEATH • Symbolic
DEATH ANGEL • Act III
DEATH STRIKE • Fuckin’ Death
DEEP SWITCH • Nine Inches of God
DEMONA • Metal Through The Time 
DEMONA • Speak With The Devil
DESTRUCTION • Infernal Overkill
DESTRUCTION • Under Attack
DESTUCTOR • Maximum Destruction
DREAM DEATH • Journey Into Fear
DOCTOR BUTCHER • Doctor Butcher
DORO • Fist In The Air 
EDGE OF PARADISE • Mask
EDEGE OF PARADISE • Perfect Shade of Grey
EDGE OF PARADISE • Immortal Waltz
EDGE OF PARADISE • Alive
EXCITER • Heavy Metal Maniac
EXCITER • Violence & Force • Megaforce Records
EXCITER • Exciter • Double Play Classic • Heavy Metal Maniac • Violence & Force • 1989 CD —Caroline/Megaforce Records
EXHORDER • Slaughter In the Vatican
EXODUS • A Lesson in Violence • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette
EXODUS •Bonded By Blood
EXODUS • Pleasure of the Flesh
EXODUS • A Lesson In Violence (Live @ Studio 54 + March 1986 Paul Baloff Demos)
EXODUS • Another Lesson In Violence LIVE
EXODUS • Bonded By Baloff (A.L.I.V Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
EXUMER • Possessed By Fire
EXUMER • Rising By The Sea
FATES WARNING • Night On Brocken
FORBIDDEN • Forbidden Evil
FORBIDDEN • Twisted Into Form
The GATHERING • Mandylion
The GATHERING • Nightime Birds
GRAVE DIGGER • Heavy Metal Breakdown • Megaforce Records
• MRI 869
GRAVE DIGGER • Witch Hunter • Megaforce Records • MRI 1169
GRIFFIN • Flight of The Griffin
HAWAII • One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette Original Artwork
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out!
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out! • Molten Metal Records Version features the “Vicious” Demo
H-BOMB • Coup de metal
H-BOMB • Attaque
HELL • “Hell” 1982 CD Demos Come on 2011 CD album
HELLION • Screams in the Night
HELLION • The Black Book
HELLION • Will Not Go Quietly
HELLION • To Hellion And Back
HEATHEN • Breaking The Silence
HEATHEN • Victims of Deception
HEATHEN • Recovered
HIRAX • Raging Violence
HIRAX • Not Dead Yet (Raging Violence) on CD
HOLOCAUST • The Nightcomers
ICE AGE * Breaking The Ice
IMAGIKA • Imagika
IMAGIKA • Worship
IMAGIKA • And So It Burns
Imagika • Devil on Both Sides
Infernäl Mäjesty • None Shall Defy
Infernäl Mäjesty • No God
INSANITY • Death After Death
IRON MAIDEN • Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN • Killers
IRON MAIDEN • The Number of the Beast
JAGUAR • Power Games
JAG PANZER • Ample Destruction
JUDAS PREIST • Killing Machine
JUDAS PRIEST • Hell Bent for Leather
JUDAS PRIEST • Unleashed In the East
JUDAS PRIEST • British Steel
JUDAS PRIEST • Painkiller
KING DIAMOND • Fatal Portrait
KING DIAMOND • Abigail
KING DIAMOND • Them
KREATOR • Endless Pain
KREATOR • Pleasure To Kill
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast 
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast II
LADY BEAST •Metal Immortal 
LADY BEAST • Vicious Breed 
LEATHER LEONE • Shock Wave
LEATHER LEONE • II
LIEGE LORD • Master Control
LUCIFER • Lucifer I
LUCIFER • Lucifer II
MACABRE • Gloom
MALEDICTION • Condamnés
MALEDICTION • Esclave du vice
MANOWAR • Battle Hymns
MANOWAR • Into Glory Ride • Megaforce Records
MANOWAR • Hail To England
MASSACRE • From Beyond
MASSACRE • Back From Beyond
MASTER • Master
MASTER • 1985 Unreleased Album
MEDIEVAL • Medieval…aka 1983 Medieval Cassette Album
MEDIEVAL • All Knobs to the Right
MEDIEVAL • Reign of Terror
MEDIEVAL • Medieval Kills
MEGADETH • Rust In Peace
The MENTORS • You Axed For It
MERCYFUL FATE • 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE • Melissa
MERCYFUL FATE • Don’t Break The Oath
MERCYFUL FATE • Curse of The Pharaohs
MERCYFUL FATE Live From The Depths of Hell
MERCYFUL FATE • The Beginning
MERCYFUL FATE • Return of the Vampire
MERCYFUL FATE • In The Shadows
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church • Ground Zero Records with Bonus Track “Big Guns”
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church 1986 • CD on Elektra Records (C)1984 (P) 1986
METALLICA • Kill em ‘ All • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
METALLICA • Ride The Lightning • Megaforce Records • MRI 769
METALLICA • Whiplash • Megaforce Records • MRS 04
METALLICA • Creeping Death/Jump In the Fire Cd
METALLICA • Master of Puppets
MORBID ANGEL • Abominations of Desolation
MORBID ANGEL • Altars of Madness
MORBID ANGEL • Blessed are the Sick
MORBID ANGEL • Covenant
MORBID ANGEL • Domination
MORBID ANGEL • Entangled In Chaos
Motörhead • Ace of Spades
Motörhead • N Sleep ’til Hammersmith
Motörhead • Iron Fist
Motörhead • Another Perfect Day
Motörhead • No Remorse
Motörhead • Orgamsatron
MindMaze • Mask of Lies 
MindMaze • Back From the Edge 
MindMaze • Resolve 
NASTY SAVAGE • Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVGE • Indulgence
NERVOSA • 2012
NERVOSA • Time of Death
NERVOSA • Victim of Yourself
NERVOSA • Agony
NERVOSA • Downfall of Mankind
NIGHTMARE • Astral Deliverance
Nightwish • Once 
OBITUARY • Slowly We Rot
OBITUARY • Cause of Death
OBLIVION • From This Day Forward
OVERKILL • Feel The Fire • Megaforce Records • MRI 1469
OZ • Fire in The Brain
OZ • III Warning
OZZYOSBOURNE• Blizzard of Ozz
OZZY OSBOURNE • Diary of a Madman
OZZY OSBOURNE • Tribute
PAGAN ALTAR • 1982 Demo Cassette
PAGAN ALTAR • Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR • Judgment of the Dead
PILE DRIVER • Metal Inquisition
PENTAGRAM • Pentagram
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning
PENTAGRAM • Relentless • Pentagram retitled
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning/Relentless • Double CD
PENTAGRAM • Be Forewarned
POSSESSED • Seven Churches
RAVEN • All for One • Megaforce Records • MRI 269
RAVEN • Live at the Inferno • Megaforce Records • MRI 969
RAZOR • Executioners’ Song
RAZOR • Evil Invaders
REPULSION • Slaughter of the Innocent
REPULSION • Horrified
RIOT • Fire Down Under
RIOT • Thundersteel
RIOT • Privilege of Power
The RODS • Wild Dogs
RUSH • A Far Well To Kings
RUSH • Permanent Waves
RUSH • Exit…Stage Left
RUSH • Signal
RUSH • Grace Under Pressure
RUSH • Power Windows
RUSH • Hold Your Fire
RUSH • A Show of Hands
RUSH • Chronicles
RUSH • Presto
RUSH • Test For Echo
RUSH • Differnet Stages — LIVE
SABBAT • History of a Time to Come
SATAN • Court in the Act
SATAN • Suspended Sentence
SATAN • Live in the Act
SATAN • Life Sentence
SATAN • Trial By Fire –Live In North America
SATAN • Atom by Atom
SAVAGE MASTER • Mask of the Devil 
SAVAGE MASTER • With Whips and Chains 
SAVATAGE • Sirens
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Mark of the Beast 
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Breaking The Spell
SCORPIONS • Taken By Force
SACRIFICE • Torment In Fire
SACRIFICE • Forward to Termination
SACRIFICE • Soliders of Misfortune
SACRIFICE • Apocalypse Inside
SEPULTURA • Beneath The Remains
SKULLVIEW • Kings of the Universe
SINDROME • Sindrome 2 demos on 1 CD
SINDROME • Resurrection….
SLAUGHTER • Strappado
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Winterkill
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Free the Beast
SLAYER • Show No Mercy
SLAYER • Haunting The Chapel
SLAYER • Hell Awaits
SLAYER • Live Undead
SLAYER • Reign in Blood
SODOM • In The Sign of Evil
SODOM • Obsessed By Cruelty
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH • Speask English of Die • Megaforce Records
SUCIDIAL TENDENCIES • Suicidal Tendencies
SYRIS • Unseen Forces
TANK • Filth Hounds of Hades
TANK • Power of the Hunter
TANK • This Means War
TERRORIZER • World Downfall
TESTAMENT • Legacy
TROUBLE • Trouble • Later retitled Psalms 9
TROUBLE • The Skull
TROUBLE • Run To The Light
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Wildcat
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER • Under the Blade
UFO • The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
UNSEEN TERROR • Human Error
VAINGLORY Vainglory
VICIOUS RUMORS Soliders of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS Digital Dictator
VENOM • Welcome to Hell
VENOM • Black Metal
VENOM • At War With Satan
VIO-LENCE • Eternal Nightmare
VOI VOD • War and Pain
VOI VOD • Rrröööaaarrr
WALK IN DARKNESS • In the Shadow of Things
WALK IN DARKNESS • Welcome to the New World
WARGASM • Why Play Around?
WARFARE • Pure Filth
WARFARE • Metal Anarchy
WARFARE • Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
WARLOCK • Triumph and Agony
WARLORD • Deliever Us
WARLORD • And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
WARLORD • Thy Kindgom Come • 1st EP and LP on CD
WARHEAD • Speedway
WARHEAD • The Day After
WATCHTOWER • Energetic Disassembly
WATCHTOWER • Control and Resistance
WILDESTARR • Arrival
WILDESTARR • A Tell Tale Heart
WILDESTARR • Beyond The Rain
Witchcross • Witchcross
WITCHCROSS • Innocent & Evil
WITCHCROSS • Crypt of The Undead
WITCHCROSS • Cauldron In Satan’s Shadow
WITCH CROSS • Fit for Fight
WITCH CROSS • Axe to Grind
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Death Penalty
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Friends of Hell
WICHKILLER • Day of the Saxons
ZOSER MEZ • Vizier of Wasteland

 

The first album your are going to need are

Coven “Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Destroys Souls” then the rest of the back catalog, if there is only 1 album you need in your fucking like this is it.

 Lucifer “Lucifer I” and then the back catalog which happens on July 6th, 2018 which is  Lucifer”Lucifer II”….ALL YOU NEED IS LUCIFER, in life, Satan is pretty cool, especially the “Court in the Act” CD. I love Lucifer and Satan just as much but Lucifer has Johanna Sadonis. So for this article Lucifer is better than Satan.

  The Oath “The Oath” Fucking Essential album, and included here, because World-Class Vocalist Johanna Sadonis, later went on to the legendary band “Lucifer”

    Crest of Darkness “The Ogress” our top HEAVY METAL album of all-time. Read there bio, to see why there are in these pages, kind of cool, the influeces are on there sleeve, all in no poser at all, whoa and ha ha…The Whole Back Catalgoe is ahem GODLY and FUCKING RULES all the WAY. This album is one I listen to everyday, as soon as it

      Cradle of Filth “Cruelty and the Beast” one of our favorite bands of all-time, the whole back catalog fucking rules, i buy it all every year, all full length releases… the older albums are hard to find, Cacophonous is gone so is Music For NationS.

        Riti Occulti “Riti Occulti” One of the Greatest Metal Bands of all-time, in this subject matter, and dam it will take you a while to realize the guitarist is just the bassist, but does not matter, since there music is pure timelessness and each album is a timeless masterpiece.

        Wooden Stake ALL RELEASES, has the same KILLER vibes of Riti Occulti. The Undisputed Queen of Horror Metal Vanessa Nocera is the Vocalist one this, and if your read these pages enough, you will realized I have a RAZORBACK RECORDS HALL OF FAME ROOM just for all things. Vanessa Nocera, Billy Nocera, Razorback Records, EvilSpeak Magazine.

          Jess and the Ancient Ones “All releases 1 of the Greatest Bands of all-time. One of the greatest World-Class Vocalist of alll-time and the greatest song-writers

            Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath” One of our favorite all-time bands of all-time, I go one non-stop Coven and Black Sabbath Binges Non-stop, and seek the band who can have the Vocals of Jinx Dawson, with the RIFFS of Black Sabbath, if your gonna daydream or dream. Dream Big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Witchcross “ALL ALBUMS” Crypt of the Undead, and the upcoming “Cauldron in Satan’s Shadow”  are subjective favorites, objectively all albums are fucking essential

            The Empire Hideous “Only Time Will Tell”, “Victim Destroys Assailants” “I’m Dead, Your Dead, Were All Dead”….In 1996, The Empire Hideous was featured on USA’s Up All Night program for a Halloween special. The band played several songs and was interviewed by Rhonda Shear in between segments.

                The Bronx Casket Company “The Bronx Casket Company” & “Sweet Home Transylvania” are favorites, same Vocalist as The Empire Hideous, but has a different stage name on these

                 Unicorn Death “Unicorn Death”…….can’t go wrong with Cassie Morris as the Keyboard Player. Symphonic Legend Metal and Symphonic Metal Legends.

                    Mercyful Fate “Melissa” & “Don’t Break the Oath” One of the best traditional metal artist of all-time along with Satan, and Attacker, heavy metal for fans who are metal worshippers.

                        King Diamond “Fatal Portrait”, “Abigail” “Them”

                             Dismal Euphony “Python Zero” This is one of the most important albums of all-time for avant-garde gothic metal fans, all the borders of rock/metal/classical/avant-garde metal gone forever. Not really occult metal in the lyrics, but the music has one of the most gothic atmospheres ever

                            Bathesheba “Servus”

                                 Kabbalah Spectral Ascent”

                                Deathless Legacy ALL RELEASES “Rituals of Black Magic” is the subjective favorite.
                                   The Vision Bleak “The Wolves Go Hunt There Prey one of the greatest albums of all-time, the atmsophere of this album alone, makes this a fucking essential purchase.
 
                                     Hunteress “ALL ALBUMS” Jill Janus has dedicated her life to metal like no other…a total insipiration to all metallers, who are true fans of the genre.
 

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             OCCULT METAL 

                ALBUMS 

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                      ALL-TIME  

 

 The 13th Floor Elevators “The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators” 
 
Acid Bath “When the Kite Strings Pop”
 
Alice Cooper “Pretties for You”
The Animals “House of the Rising Sun” 
Anton Szandor LaVey “The Satanic Mass”
 
Arthur Brown “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown”
 

Avatarium “The Girl With The Raven Mask”

Avatarium “Hurricanes & Halos”

Bathsheba “Servus”

Black Pyramid “Visions of Gehenna” 

Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath”

Black Sabbath “Paranoid”

Black Sabbath “Master of Reality”

Black Sabbath “Volume 4”

Black Sabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”

Black Sabbath “Sabatoge”

Black Widow “Sacrifice” 

Blood Ceremony “Blood Ceremony”

Blood Ceremony “Living With The Ancients”

Blood Ceremony “The Eldritch Dark”

Blood Ceremony “Lord of Misrule”

Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum”

Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”

Candlemass “Nightfall”

Cathedral “The Eternal Mirror”

Celitc Frost “Morbid Tales” 

Celtic Frost “To Mega Therion”

Coven “Witchcraft “Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls”

Coven “Coven”

Coven “Blood On The Snow”

Coven “Metal Goth Queen Out of the Vault”

Coven “Jinx”

Christian Death “Only Theater of Pain”

Christian Death “American Inquisition”

David Bowie “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps”

Deathless Legacy “Dance With The Devils”

Deathless Legacy “Rituals of Black Mass”

Death Penalty “Death Penalty’

The Devil’s Blood “The Time of No Time Evermore”

The Devil’s Blood “The Thousandfold Epicenter”

Dimmu Borgir “Eonian”

The Doors “The Doors” 

Encyclopedia Metallica BOOKS

October 1981 & August 1983 Editions 

This book is more relevant in 2083 than it was in 1983

way ahead of its fucking time

Electric Wizard “Dopethrone”

Electric Wizard “Black Masses”

Electric Wizard “Time To Die”

Electric Wizard “Wizard Bloody Wizard”

Fields of Nephilim “Elyzium”

Goblin “Susperia” 

Ghost “Opus Eponymous”

Ghost “Infestissumam”

Ghosts “Meliora’

Hawkind “In Search of Space”

Huntress “Spell Eater”

Huntress “Starbound Beast”

Huntress “Static”

In Solitude “Sister”

Jacula “In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum”

Jess and the Ancient Ones “Jess and the Ancient Ones”

Jess and the Ancient Ones “Second Psychedelic…The Aqaruius Tapes

Jess and the Ancient Ones “The Horse and Other Weird Tales’

Jex Thoth “Jex Thoth”

Jex Thoth “Blood Moon Rising”

Kabbalah “Spectral Ascent”

King Diamond “Fatal Portrait”

King Diamond “Abigail’

King Diamond ”  “Them”  “

Led Zepplin “Houses of the Holy” 

Lucifer “Lucifer I”

Lucifer “Lucifer II”

Mercyful Fate “Melissa”

Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break The Oath”

Mercyful Fate “Curse of the Pharaohs “

Mercyful Fate “Return of The Vampire”

Mercyful Fate “In The Shadows”

Mount Salem “Endless’

The Oath “The Oath”

The Obsessed “The Obsessed”

Orchid “Capicorn”

Orchid “The Mouths of Madness”

Pagan Altar “Volume 1”

Pentegarm “Relentless”

Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here” 

Psychedlic Witchcraft “Sound of the Wind”

Purson “The Circle And The Blue Door”

Purson “Desire’s Magic Theatre”

Riti Occulti “Riti Occulti”

Riti Occulti “Secta”

The Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet”

Roky Erickson “Roky Erickson & The Aliens”

Sabbat “History of A Time To Come”

Sabbath Assembly “Rites of Passage”

Sabbath Assembly “Sabbath Assembly”

Saint Vitus “Saint Vitus”

Saturnalia Temple “Aion of Darkon”

Savage Master “Mask of The Devil” 

Savage Master “With Whips and Chains”

Skeletal Spectre “Occult Spawned Premonitions”

The Skull “For Those Which Are Asleep”

Sleep “Sleeps Holy Mountain”

Spirit Caravan “Jug Fulla Sun”

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats “Bloodlust”

Uncle Acid “Night Creeper”

Unicorn Death “Demos 1& 2”

Witchcross “Witchcross”

Witchcross “Innocence & Evil”

Witchcross “Crypt of the Dead”

Witchcross “Cauldron in Satan’s Shadow”

Witch Mountain “South of Salem”

Wooden Stake “Dungeon Prayers & Tombyard Serenades”

Wooden Stake “A Feast of Virgin Souls”

Uncle Acid & The Dead Beats “Bloodlust” 

Uncle Acid “The Night Creeper”

Uriah Heep “Demons and Wizzard”

Ufomammut “Oro Opus Altar”

Vaultwraith “Death is Proof of Satans Power”

ViaOmega #4 Jan/February 2017 edition Magazine

Goes hand in hand with the book Encylopedia Metallica, 

it is a fucking essential read and should be the first wantlist 

for all newer fans of heavy metal/heavy rock/ heavy avant-garde/heavy occult rock/ occult metal/heavy

occult avant-garde

 

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN TO NERVOSA THRASH 

47

 DAYS UNTIL Nervosa “Downfall of Mankind” is Unleashed upon planet metal 

47

DAYS ‘TIL JUNE 1ST, 2018

Tuesday —– March 27th 2018 —– 66 days until Nervosa Thrash 

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Friday June 1st 2018  —–RUN TO THE FUCKING’ RECORD STORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nervosa hail from Sao, Paulo, Brazil and play thrash fucking’ metal and are 2 time album of year winners!!!!!!!!!!!!! — 2014 debut heavy metal album of the year and heavy metal album of the year, and 2016 Heavy Metal album of the year. #1 World-Wide Thrash Metal ranking/ rating at KICK ASS METAL …
NECK BREAKING NEWS….START SAVING NOW…Thrash Metal Major Ragers Nervosa will be unleashing there upcoming splatter platter on June 1st 2016…and it THE FRONT RUNNER FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR ALONGSIDE LUCIFER, — Witchcross US DOO / Chichago Heights/ Illinois, Walk In Darkness , Anna von Haussenwolf, Leather Leone …..
Countdown to Nervosa Thrash Begins June 1st, 2016
“Brazilian all-female thrash group NERVOSA will release its third full-length album, “Downfall Of Mankind”, on June 1 via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded at Family Mob Studio in São Paulo with Argentinian producer Martin Furia, who worked as a sound engineer on some of NERVOSA’s European tours, as well as for bands like DESTRUCTION and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, and produced recordings for EVIL INVADERS and SISTERS OF SUFFOCATION, among others.
Bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira comments on the new CD: “We’re really happy about this new album. It’s a way more mature and aggressive record and we can definitely say it’s our favorite so far!”
“Downfall Of Mankind” features guest appearances by João Gordo (RATOS DE PORÃO), Rodrigo Oliveira (KORZUS) and Michael Gilbert (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).
“Downfall Of Mankind” track listing:
01. Intro 
02. Horrordome 
03. Never Forget, Never Repeat 
04. Enslave 
05. Bleeding 
06. … And Justice For Whom? 
07. Vultures 
08. Kill The Silence 
09. No Mercy 
10. Raise Your Fist! 
11. Fear, Violence And Massacre 
12. Conflict 
13. Cultura Do Estupro 
14. Selfish Battle (bonus track)
NERVOSA is currently touring Europe with VENOM INC. and SUFFOCATION.
In a 2016 interview, Fernanda told AntiHero Magazine that NUCLEAR ASSAULT was “the band that made me want to have a thrash metal band. I don’t think I was even born when they were released,” she said. “I was born into a very metal environment, because my dad was a metalhead. My earliest memories involved metal. When I was six or seven, I had collections that my dad used to record on tape. He would put on from KISS to SUICIDAL TENDENCIES to WARLOCK. So since I was very young, I was used to listening to metal. And because my dad is older, he was really into the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. So I started listening to metal from these bands of the 1980s. That’s my favorite school. All the bands I love, and my favorite albums, are from the 1980s. It’s something natural. My dad showed me them, and when I started looking for bands’ discographies, I would start from the beginning, and naturally the albums from the 1980s. And, of course, with the exception of death metal, my favorite albums are from the 1990s. But it was just sort of natural, it’s just that sound, probably because I’m very influenced by what my dad used to listen to. All the classic albums are from the old school, and I’m really influenced by these schools.”
She added: “What I think we do is we take these influences we have from the bands of the 1980s, which are the bands that made me want to have a thrash metal band, and taught me how to write metal songs, we take that and mix… like the quality of technology of today and new albums from old bands like TESTAMENT and CANNIBAL CORPSE, and put it all together.”
NERVOSA is:
Fernanda Lira – Vocals, Bass 
Prika Amaral – Guitars, Backing Vocals 
Luana Dametto – Drums
TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF ALL-TIME 20TH & 21ST CENTURY. 100 EACH PER CENTURY, IF IT IS OUT OF PRINT, THEN THE BANDS THAT ARE ACTIVE LIKE NERVOSA are top 100 heavy metal artist of all-time and of the current golden age of true metal which started on August 16th, 2012…..this age was kicked off with Abnormality and Nervosa
ABATTOIR • Vicious Attack
ABNORMALITY • Contaminating the Hive Mind
ABNORMALITY • Mechanisms of Omniscience 
ACCEPT • Restless and Wild
ACID • Acid
ACID • Maniac
ACID • Live in Belgium
AGENT STEEL • Skeptics Apocalypse
AGENT STEEL • Mad Locust Rising
ANACRUSIS • Screams and Whispers
ANNIHILATOR • Alice In Hell
ANTHRAX • Fistful of Metal • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
ANTHRAX • Armed And Dangerous • Megforce Records • MRS 05
ANTRHAX • Spreading The Disease
ANVIL • Metal on Metal
ANVIL • Forged in Fire
ANVIL • Live in Concert
ANVIL CHORUS • Thought Crimes
ANVIL CHORUS • The Killing Sun
ARTILLERY • Fear of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY • Terror Squad
ATHEIST • Piece of Time
ATHEIST • Unquestionable Presence
ATTACKER • Battle At Helms Deep
ATTACKER • The Second Coming
ATTACKER • Standing The Test of Time
ATTACKER • Giants of Canaan
ATTACKER • Sins of the World
AVATARIUM • Avatarium 
AVATARIUM • The Girl With The Raven Mask 
AVATARIUM • Hurricanes and Halo’s 
BATHORY • Bathory
BATHORY • The Return…
BITCH • Damnation Alley
BITCH • Be My Slave
BLACK SABBATH • Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION • The Sane Asylum
BLOODLUST • Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH • KILL OR BE KILLED • Megaforce Records • MRI 1369
BLITZKREIG • A TIME OF CHANGES
CACOPHONY • SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
CAGE • Astrology
CANDLEMASS • Nightfall
CANDLEMASS • Ancient Dreams
CANDLEMASS • Tales of Creation
CATHERDRAL • Supernatural Birth Machine
CARNIVORE • Carnivore
CELTIC FROST • Morbid Tales
CELTIC FROST • Emperor’s Return
CELTIC FROST • To Mega Therion
CHASTAIN • Mystery of Illusion
CHASTAIN • Ruler of the Wasteland
CHASTAIN • The 7th of Never
CHASTAIN • The Voice of Cult
CHASTAIN • For those Who Dare
CHASTAIN • In A Out Rage
CHASTAIN • Surrender to No One
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal17
Children of Technology • Future Decay 
COVEN • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Minds
COVEN • Jinx
COVEN13 • Worship New Gods
COVEN13 • Destiny of the Gods
CIRITH UNGOL • Frost and Fire
CIRITH UNGOL • King of the Dead
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In Distortion We Trust 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • ‘Til Death Do Us Party 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • The Midnight Chase 
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In the Red
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER • Convicted
CULPPRIT • Guilty As Charged
CYNIC • Focus
DARK ANGEL • We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL • Darkness Descends
DARK ANGEL • Leave Scars
DEAF DEALER • Keeper of The Flame
DEF DEALER • Journey Into Fear
DARKNESS • The Gasoline Solution
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH • Leprosy
DEATH • Spirtual Healing
DEATH • Human
DEATH • Individual Thought Patterns
DEATH • Symbolic
DEATH ANGEL • Act III
DEATH STRIKE • Fuckin’ Death
DEEP SWITCH • Nine Inches of God
DEMONA • Metal Through The Time 
DEMONA • Speak With The Devil
DESTRUCTION • Infernal Overkill
DESTRUCTION • Under Attack
DESTUCTOR • Maximum Destruction
DREAM DEATH • Journey Into Fear
DOCTOR BUTCHER • Doctor Butcher
DORO • Fist In The Air 
EDGE OF PARADISE • Mask
EDEGE OF PARADISE • Perfect Shade of Grey
EDGE OF PARADISE • Immortal Waltz
EDGE OF PARADISE • Alive
EXCITER • Heavy Metal Maniac
EXCITER • Violence & Force • Megaforce Records
EXCITER • Exciter • Double Play Classic • Heavy Metal Maniac • Violence & Force • 1989 CD —Caroline/Megaforce Records
EXHORDER • Slaughter In the Vatican
EXODUS • A Lesson in Violence • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette
EXODUS •Bonded By Blood
EXODUS • Pleasure of the Flesh
EXODUS • A Lesson In Violence (Live @ Studio 54 + March 1986 Paul Baloff Demos)
EXODUS • Another Lesson In Violence LIVE
EXODUS • Bonded By Baloff (A.L.I.V Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
EXUMER • Possessed By Fire
EXUMER • Rising By The Sea
FATES WARNING • Night On Brocken
FORBIDDEN • Forbidden Evil
FORBIDDEN • Twisted Into Form
The GATHERING • Mandylion
The GATHERING • Nightime Birds
GRAVE DIGGER • Heavy Metal Breakdown • Megaforce Records
• MRI 869
GRAVE DIGGER • Witch Hunter • Megaforce Records • MRI 1169
GRIFFIN • Flight of The Griffin
HAWAII • One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette Original Artwork
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out!
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out! • Molten Metal Records Version features the “Vicious” Demo
H-BOMB • Coup de metal
H-BOMB • Attaque
HELL • “Hell” 1982 CD Demos Come on 2011 CD album
HELLION • Screams in the Night
HELLION • The Black Book
HELLION • Will Not Go Quietly
HELLION • To Hellion And Back
HEATHEN • Breaking The Silence
HEATHEN • Victims of Deception
HEATHEN • Recovered
HIRAX • Raging Violence
HIRAX • Not Dead Yet (Raging Violence) on CD
HOLOCAUST • The Nightcomers
ICE AGE * Breaking The Ice
IMAGIKA • Imagika
IMAGIKA • Worship
IMAGIKA • And So It Burns
Imagika • Devil on Both Sides
Infernäl Mäjesty • None Shall Defy
Infernäl Mäjesty • No God
INSANITY • Death After Death
IRON MAIDEN • Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN • Killers
IRON MAIDEN • The Number of the Beast
JAGUAR • Power Games
JAG PANZER • Ample Destruction
JUDAS PREIST • Killing Machine
JUDAS PRIEST • Hell Bent for Leather
JUDAS PRIEST • Unleashed In the East
JUDAS PRIEST • British Steel
JUDAS PRIEST • Painkiller
KING DIAMOND • Fatal Portrait
KING DIAMOND • Abigail
KING DIAMOND • Them
KREATOR • Endless Pain
KREATOR • Pleasure To Kill
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast 
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast II
LADY BEAST •Metal Immortal 
LADY BEAST • Vicious Breed 
LEATHER LEONE • Shock Wave
LEATHER LEONE • II
LIEGE LORD • Master Control
LUCIFER • Lucifer I
LUCIFER • Lucifer II
MACABRE • Gloom
MALEDICTION • Condamnés
MALEDICTION • Esclave du vice
MANOWAR • Battle Hymns
MANOWAR • Into Glory Ride • Megaforce Records
MANOWAR • Hail To England
MASSACRE • From Beyond
MASSACRE • Back From Beyond
MASTER • Master
MASTER • 1985 Unreleased Album
MEDIEVAL • Medieval…aka 1983 Medieval Cassette Album
MEDIEVAL • All Knobs to the Right
MEDIEVAL • Reign of Terror
MEDIEVAL • Medieval Kills
MEGADETH • Rust In Peace
The MENTORS • You Axed For It
MERCYFUL FATE • 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE • Melissa
MERCYFUL FATE • Don’t Break The Oath
MERCYFUL FATE • Curse of The Pharaohs
MERCYFUL FATE Live From The Depths of Hell
MERCYFUL FATE • The Beginning
MERCYFUL FATE • Return of the Vampire
MERCYFUL FATE • In The Shadows
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church • Ground Zero Records with Bonus Track “Big Guns”
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church 1986 • CD on Elektra Records (C)1984 (P) 1986
METALLICA • Kill em ‘ All • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
METALLICA • Ride The Lightning • Megaforce Records • MRI 769
METALLICA • Whiplash • Megaforce Records • MRS 04
METALLICA • Creeping Death/Jump In the Fire Cd
METALLICA • Master of Puppets
MORBID ANGEL • Abominations of Desolation
MORBID ANGEL • Altars of Madness
MORBID ANGEL • Blessed are the Sick
MORBID ANGEL • Covenant
MORBID ANGEL • Domination
MORBID ANGEL • Entangled In Chaos
Motörhead • Ace of Spades
Motörhead • N Sleep ’til Hammersmith
Motörhead • Iron Fist
Motörhead • Another Perfect Day
Motörhead • No Remorse
Motörhead • Orgamsatron
MindMaze • Mask of Lies 
MindMaze • Back From the Edge 
MindMaze • Resolve 
NASTY SAVAGE • Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVGE • Indulgence
NERVOSA • 2012
NERVOSA • Time of Death
NERVOSA • Victim of Yourself
NERVOSA • Agony
NERVOSA • Downfall of Mankind
NIGHTMARE • Astral Deliverance
Nightwish • Once 
OBITUARY • Slowly We Rot
OBITUARY • Cause of Death
OBLIVION • From This Day Forward
OVERKILL • Feel The Fire • Megaforce Records • MRI 1469
OZ • Fire in The Brain
OZ • III Warning
OZZYOSBOURNE• Blizzard of Ozz
OZZY OSBOURNE • Diary of a Madman
OZZY OSBOURNE • Tribute
PAGAN ALTAR • 1982 Demo Cassette
PAGAN ALTAR • Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR • Judgment of the Dead
PILE DRIVER • Metal Inquisition
PENTAGRAM • Pentagram
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning
PENTAGRAM • Relentless • Pentagram retitled
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning/Relentless • Double CD
PENTAGRAM • Be Forewarned
POSSESSED • Seven Churches
RAVEN • All for One • Megaforce Records • MRI 269
RAVEN • Live at the Inferno • Megaforce Records • MRI 969
RAZOR • Executioners’ Song
RAZOR • Evil Invaders
REPULSION • Slaughter of the Innocent
REPULSION • Horrified
RIOT • Fire Down Under
RIOT • Thundersteel
RIOT • Privilege of Power
The RODS • Wild Dogs
RUSH • A Far Well To Kings
RUSH • Permanent Waves
RUSH • Exit…Stage Left
RUSH • Signal
RUSH • Grace Under Pressure
RUSH • Power Windows
RUSH • Hold Your Fire
RUSH • A Show of Hands
RUSH • Chronicles
RUSH • Presto
RUSH • Test For Echo
RUSH • Differnet Stages — LIVE
SABBAT • History of a Time to Come
SATAN • Court in the Act
SATAN • Suspended Sentence
SATAN • Live in the Act
SATAN • Life Sentence
SATAN • Trial By Fire –Live In North America
SATAN • Atom by Atom
SAVAGE MASTER • Mask of the Devil 
SAVAGE MASTER • With Whips and Chains 
SAVATAGE • Sirens
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Mark of the Beast 
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Breaking The Spell
SCORPIONS • Taken By Force
SACRIFICE • Torment In Fire
SACRIFICE • Forward to Termination
SACRIFICE • Soliders of Misfortune
SACRIFICE • Apocalypse Inside
SEPULTURA • Beneath The Remains
SKULLVIEW • Kings of the Universe
SINDROME • Sindrome 2 demos on 1 CD
SINDROME • Resurrection….
SLAUGHTER • Strappado
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Winterkill
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Free the Beast
SLAYER • Show No Mercy
SLAYER • Haunting The Chapel
SLAYER • Hell Awaits
SLAYER • Live Undead
SLAYER • Reign in Blood
SODOM • In The Sign of Evil
SODOM • Obsessed By Cruelty
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH • Speask English of Die • Megaforce Records
SUCIDIAL TENDENCIES • Suicidal Tendencies
SYRIS • Unseen Forces
TANK • Filth Hounds of Hades
TANK • Power of the Hunter
TANK • This Means War
TERRORIZER • World Downfall
TESTAMENT • Legacy
TROUBLE • Trouble • Later retitled Psalms 9
TROUBLE • The Skull
TROUBLE • Run To The Light
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Wildcat
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER • Under the Blade
UFO • The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
UNSEEN TERROR • Human Error
VAINGLORY Vainglory
VICIOUS RUMORS Soliders of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS Digital Dictator
VENOM • Welcome to Hell
VENOM • Black Metal
VENOM • At War With Satan
VIO-LENCE • Eternal Nightmare
VOI VOD • War and Pain
VOI VOD • Rrröööaaarrr
WALK IN DARKNESS • In the Shadow of Things
WALK IN DARKNESS • Welcome to the New World
WARGASM • Why Play Around?
WARFARE • Pure Filth
WARFARE • Metal Anarchy
WARFARE • Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
WARLOCK • Triumph and Agony
WARLORD • Deliever Us
WARLORD • And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
WARLORD • Thy Kindgom Come • 1st EP and LP on CD
WARHEAD • Speedway
WARHEAD • The Day After
WATCHTOWER • Energetic Disassembly
WATCHTOWER • Control and Resistance
WILDESTARR • Arrival
WILDESTARR • A Tell Tale Heart
WILDESTARR • Beyond The Rain
Witchcross • Witchcross
WITCHCROSS • Innocent & Evil
WITCHCROSS • Crypt of The Undead
WITCHCROSS • Cauldron In Satan’s Shadow
WITCH CROSS • Fit for Fight
WITCH CROSS • Axe to Grind
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Death Penalty
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Friends of Hell
WICHKILLER • Day of the Saxons
ZOSER MEZ • Vizier of Wasteland

The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – have built asteady following in the Western United States in recent years through regional tours and performances alongside the likes of Arkona, Children of Bodom, Apocalyptica, Marty Friedman, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam and Anvil. After self-releasing an EP in 2014, the group signed with Belgium’s Mausoleum Records for the release of their debut full-length, 2015’s acclaimed Nocturnal Resurrection, praised by Metal Temple as an “epic melody of steel with a fusion of what we all love in metal.”

In 2017, the group signed with M-Theory Audio and continued to tour aggressively while also working on their second album, Ambition’s Price. Packed with crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, earth-shattering drums and powerful vocals that range from operatic highs to unearthly growls, the album’s music creates a rich and dynamic atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. Whether it is a tale of personal struggle or of fantastical creatures, the listener is sure to find themselves immersed in a world apart.

Produced and mixed by Armand John Anthony (Night Demon, The Fucking Wrath, Gygax), and mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering (Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Origin), “Ambition’s Price” features stunning cover artwork by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Mystic Prophecy, Seven Kingdoms). Highlights include the stunning “Hero Of Time” (which features a guest solo by Anthony), the epic three-part “Call of the Frostwolves” and the powerful “Doorway To Heaven.”

GRAVESHADOW – managed by Jeff Keller for The Artery Foundation (Destruction, Arsis, Sirenia) – is poised and ready to leave a lasting impact within the metal community. With an electrifying stage show and a sound as large as the Dragons of Westeros, they are as talented as they are unforgettable

 

Graveshadow

Sacramento, California/ United States of America

Featuring World-Class Vocalist

Heather Michele

(METAL GODS and METAL LEGENDS)

“Ambition’s Price”

Friday the 13th- April 13th 2018

M-Theroy Audio

Cat# M-020

KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2018

TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRUE METAL

AUGUST 16TH 2012 — PRESENT

KICK ASS METAL RATING

100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

PERFECT HEAVY METAL

FUCKING ESSENTIAL

KILLER METAL AS FUCK ARTWORK BY

Dusan Markovic

THE IMMORTALS OF METAL ON THIS TIMELESS MASTERPIECE ARE

Heather Michele – Vocals

William Lloyd Walker III- Rhythm Guitars

Aaron Robitsch-Lead Guitars

Roman Anderson – Drums

Ben Armstrong – Bass

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Valerie Hudak – Orchestration/Keyboards

 

As a GOTHIC METAL-age / AVANT-GARDE-age/ DEATH METAL-age Publication.  These ages started in 1993/ 1987 / 1990 respectively. We cover any World-Class Heavy Metal artist, no matter the genre, and no matter what part of the World, they come from. As a specialized press for Scandinavian and Norwegian Gothic Metal/ Horror Metal/ Dark Metal/ Avant-Garde Metal, KILLER GODLY KICK ASS METAL comes from all over planet metal.

 

Heavy Metal BIBLE Chapter Graveshadow

All the KICK ASS METAL is interconnected, through the history of the genre.

 

All bands featured in these pages are World-Class Heavy Metal artist. And on a live front Graveshadow is one of the greatest live bands of the Golden Age of True Metal which has it beginnings with the Nerovsa “2012” EP and The Abnromality “Contaminating The Hive Mind”.

 

Last night at one the KICK ASS METAL offices, at all 5 we have the top 700 metal albums of all-time, in Military Lockers on Wheels, in the event of a “act of god” which is a insurance term, grab the relevant most important albums in the genres’ history, roll it out the door…. I opened that thing up, in one of our offices and fuck yea, Graveshadow “Nocturnal Ressurection”it was there, like i knew it would be!!! Graveshadow “Ambitons Price” will be added to these top 700 albums of all-time box, each sub-genre we have a Sacred 700 and from these styles we choose a top 100 from each sub-genre.

 

As far as top 100 albums, Graveshadow will be on the top 100 albums of 2015/ 2018 list, BOTH “Nocturnal Ressurection” & “Ambitons Price” both are KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUMS, TOP 100 albums of the current GOLDEN AGE OF TRUE METAL August 16th 2012 top Present….for hopefully i can petition the hall of fame committee here, to have Graveshadow moved into other top 100 list….but for now, these are the KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME achievements. Here are other achievements Graveshadow has in life since there foundation in 2013

2016 “Sammie” (Sacramento Area Music Awards) winner for best Metal band

2016 “Sammie” nominee for “Artist of the Year” and “Release of the Year”

2015 “Sammie” nominee for best Metal band

 

KICK ASS METAL has everything in common with Metal Maidens Print Editions and webZine, THE GODLY Sonic Cathedral webZine, Avant-Garde Metal Print Editions, as well as the work of George L. McHard….keep in mind i am influecend from the acutal heavy metal press of the actual era of heavy metal and i visit no WEBZINE unless they had a print edition from 1981 to 1991, i never stop reading the actual heavy metal press after the internet-age of 2004 happened.

Was reading a Fanzine all-night when listening to this album Graveshadow “Ambitions Price” all-night!!!!

 

Seeing these METAL GODS and METAL LEGENDS Graveshadow, share the stage with Anvil (GODS/LEGENDS), Night Demon (GODS/LEGENDS)…whoa !!!!

Easily one of the best concerts I have seen in 2017  for sure a top 25 concert of that year, i see tons of my favorite favorite artist live, and Graveshadow RULES on Stage….hopefully they are around this part of planet metal the upcoming years

 

Heather Michele is one of my favorite World-Class Vocalist of all-time, and Graveshadow is one of the most convincing metal live acts around these days, if your a  insane metal maniac die-hard true fan  of Heavy Metal with Symphonic/ Gothic/ Doom elements of Power Metal/ Thrash Metal mixed with then Graveshadow is our highest recommendation, in the Heavy Metal realm. The Symphonic/ Gothic element of heavy metal comes from classical music, which I have been a fan of since May 17th 1967….lifelong fan of this style of music.

 

On November 13th 2015

Graveshadow unleashed on Planet Metal, “Nocturanl Ressurection”

one of the best Heavy Metal/ Symphonic Metal/ Gothic Metal styled albums of that year, decade, and is a GOLD STANDARD album in this style.  GOLD STANDAND is a NOUN and means the best, most reliable, or most prestigious thing of its kind. In this case were talking about a GOTHIC Metal/ Symphonic Metal album as a GOTHIC METAL-age HEAVY METAL publication. I cover all GOTHIC & GOTHIC METAL across every specturm ROCK/METAL/CLASSICAL/AVANT-GARDE. If this belongs more on the Symphonic Metal Heavy Metal History list, then so be it. As a GOTHIC/AVANT-GARDE metal based publication. This for sure is a KICK ASS METAL album and belongs in these pages just as much IF NOT MORE THAN ANY OTHER BAND IN THESE PAGES !!!

 

As a heavy metal fan since 1978, we listen to alot of KEYBOARD based heavy metal a true believer of this style, since those heavy metal albums like that were released in the early 1980’s. And without a doubt Valerie Hudak, is a top-notch World-Class Keyboard Player in our GENRE !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Like i said earlier, I have Graveshadow “Nocturnal Ressurection” and “Ambitions Price”  were added to the top 700 most important Heavy Metal albums of all-time list, and is shelved in every Music Library in all my houses. Keep in mind there are 7 top 700 heavy metal best albums list (heavy, power, thrash, death, black…) aka Sacred 700’s and from that 4,900 albums i made a top 700 albums military footlocker in the event of a “act of god”….these album is in the same box as Vintage Metallica, Iron Maiden……you know these pages inside out, you will figure it out!!!

 

As a Gothic Metal fan i am a huge fans of Heather Michele’s work from GraveShadow especailly because i am a huge fan of the Beauty and the Beast Vocalist configuration, and her twist on this style is highly enjoyable, because she offers a savior solution for ALL GOTHIC FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE FUTURE….and Heather Michele’s Growls are some of the best in that style, and this comes from a TOTAL Cradle of Filth/ Abnormality / Threatre of Tragedy….etc metal fanatic.

I do own the Helion Prime “Helion Prime”  1st ALBUM

 

Is Sarah Teets on this TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME LIST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TOP 100 albums 20th century and 21st century for the TOP 100 albums on this list if a album is out of print, it is not a top 100 album, band that are active like MindMaze are on the top 100 list…..

ABATTOIR • Vicious Attack
ABNORMALITY • Contaminating the Hive Mind
ABNORMALITY • Mechanisms of Omniscience
ACCEPT • Restless and Wild
ACID • Acid
ACID • Maniac
ACID • Live in Belgium
AGENT STEEL • Skeptics Apocalypse
AGENT STEEL • Mad Locust Rising
ANACRUSIS • Screams and Whispers
ANNIHILATOR • Alice In Hell
ANTHRAX • Fistful of Metal • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
ANTHRAX • Armed And Dangerous • Megforce Records • MRS 05
ANTRHAX • Spreading The Disease
ANVIL • Metal on Metal
ANVIL • Forged in Fire
ANVIL • Live in Concert
ANVIL CHORUS • Thought Crimes
ANVIL CHORUS • The Killing Sun
ARTILLERY • Fear of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY • Terror Squad
ATHEIST • Piece of Time
ATHEIST • Unquestionable Presence
ATTACKER • Battle At Helms Deep
ATTACKER • The Second Coming
ATTACKER • Standing The Test of Time
ATTACKER • Giants of Canaan
ATTACKER • Sins of the World
AVATARIUM • Avatarium
AVATARIUM • The Girl With The Raven Mask
AVATARIUM • Hurricanes and Halo’s
BATHORY • Bathory
BATHORY • The Return…
BITCH • Damnation Alley
BITCH • Be My Slave
BLACK SABBATH • Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION • The Sane Asylum
BLOODLUST • Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH • KILL OR BE KILLED • Megaforce Records • MRI 1369
BLITZKREIG • A TIME OF CHANGES
CACOPHONY • SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
CAGE • Astrology
CANDLEMASS • Nightfall
CANDLEMASS • Ancient Dreams
CANDLEMASS • Tales of Creation
CATHERDRAL • Supernatural Birth Machine
CARNIVORE • Carnivore
CELTIC FROST • Morbid Tales
CELTIC FROST • Emperor’s Return
CELTIC FROST • To Mega Therion
CHASTAIN • Mystery of Illusion
CHASTAIN • Ruler of the Wasteland
CHASTAIN • The 7th of Never
CHASTAIN • The Voice of Cult
CHASTAIN • For those Who Dare
CHASTAIN • In A Out Rage
CHASTAIN • Surrender to No One
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal17
Children of Technology • Future Decay
COVEN • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Minds
COVEN • Jinx
COVEN13 • Worship New Gods
COVEN13 • Destiny of the Gods
CIRITH UNGOL • Frost and Fire
CIRITH UNGOL • King of the Dead
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In Distortion We Trust
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • ‘Til Death Do Us Party
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • The Midnight Chase
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In the Red
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER • Convicted
CULPPRIT • Guilty As Charged
CYNIC • Focus
DARK ANGEL • We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL • Darkness Descends
DARK ANGEL • Leave Scars
DEAF DEALER • Keeper of The Flame
DEF DEALER • Journey Into Fear
DARKNESS • The Gasoline Solution
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH • Leprosy
DEATH • Spirtual Healing
DEATH • Human
DEATH • Individual Thought Patterns
DEATH • Symbolic
DEATH ANGEL • Act III
DEATH STRIKE • Fuckin’ Death
DEEP SWITCH • Nine Inches of God
DEMONA • Metal Through The Time
DEMONA • Speak With The Devil
DESTRUCTION • Infernal Overkill
DESTRUCTION • Under Attack
DESTUCTOR • Maximum Destruction
DREAM DEATH • Journey Into Fear
DOCTOR BUTCHER • Doctor Butcher
DORO • Fist In The Air
EDGE OF PARADISE • Mask
EDEGE OF PARADISE • Perfect Shade of Grey
EDGE OF PARADISE • Immortal Waltz
EDGE OF PARADISE • Alive
EXCITER • Heavy Metal Maniac
EXCITER • Violence & Force • Megaforce Records
EXCITER • Exciter • Double Play Classic • Heavy Metal Maniac • Violence & Force • 1989 CD —Caroline/Megaforce Records
EXHORDER • Slaughter In the Vatican
EXODUS • A Lesson in Violence • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette
EXODUS •Bonded By Blood
EXODUS • Pleasure of the Flesh
EXODUS • A Lesson In Violence (Live @ Studio 54 + March 1986 Paul Baloff Demos)
EXODUS • Another Lesson In Violence LIVE
EXODUS • Bonded By Baloff (A.L.I.V Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
EXUMER • Possessed By Fire
EXUMER • Rising By The Sea
FATES WARNING • Night On Brocken
FORBIDDEN • Forbidden Evil
FORBIDDEN • Twisted Into Form
The GATHERING • Mandylion
The GATHERING • Nightime Birds
GRAVE DIGGER • Heavy Metal Breakdown • Megaforce Records
• MRI 869
GRAVE DIGGER • Witch Hunter • Megaforce Records • MRI 1169
GRIFFIN • Flight of The Griffin
HAWAII • One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette Original Artwork
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out!
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out! • Molten Metal Records Version features the “Vicious” Demo
H-BOMB • Coup de metal
H-BOMB • Attaque
HELL • “Hell” 1982 CD Demos Come on 2011 CD album
HELLION • Screams in the Night
HELLION • The Black Book
HELLION • Will Not Go Quietly
HELLION • To Hellion And Back
HEATHEN • Breaking The Silence
HEATHEN • Victims of Deception
HEATHEN • Recovered
HIRAX • Raging Violence
HIRAX • Not Dead Yet (Raging Violence) on CD
HOLOCAUST • The Nightcomers
ICE AGE * Breaking The Ice
IMAGIKA • Imagika
IMAGIKA • Worship
IMAGIKA • And So It Burns
Imagika • Devil on Both Sides
Infernäl Mäjesty • None Shall Defy
Infernäl Mäjesty • No God
INSANITY • Death After Death
IRON MAIDEN • Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN • Killers
IRON MAIDEN • The Number of the Beast
JAGUAR • Power Games
JAG PANZER • Ample Destruction
JUDAS PREIST • Killing Machine
JUDAS PRIEST • Hell Bent for Leather
JUDAS PRIEST • Unleashed In the East
JUDAS PRIEST • British Steel
JUDAS PRIEST • Painkiller
KING DIAMOND • Fatal Portrait
KING DIAMOND • Abigail
KING DIAMOND • Them
KREATOR • Endless Pain
KREATOR • Pleasure To Kill
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast II
LADY BEAST •Metal Immortal
LADY BEAST • Vicious Breed
LEATHER LEONE • Shock Waves
LEATHER LEONE • II
LIEGE LORD • Master Control
LUCIFER • Lucifer I
LUCIFER • Lucifer II
MACABRE • Gloom
MALEDICTION • Condamnés
MALEDICTION • Esclave du vice
MANOWAR • Battle Hymns
MANOWAR • Into Glory Ride • Megaforce Records
MANOWAR • Hail To England
MASSACRE • From Beyond
MASSACRE • Back From Beyond
MASTER • Master
MASTER • 1985 Unreleased Album
MEDIEVAL • Medieval…aka 1983 Medieval Cassette Album
MEDIEVAL • All Knobs to the Right
MEDIEVAL • Reign of Terror
MEDIEVAL • Medieval Kills
MEGADETH • Rust In Peace
The MENTORS • You Axed For It
MERCYFUL FATE • 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE • Melissa
MERCYFUL FATE • Don’t Break The Oath
MERCYFUL FATE • Curse of The Pharaohs
MERCYFUL FATE Live From The Depths of Hell
MERCYFUL FATE • The Beginning
MERCYFUL FATE • Return of the Vampire
MERCYFUL FATE • In The Shadows
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church • Ground Zero Records with Bonus Track “Big Guns”
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church 1986 • CD on Elektra Records (C)1984 (P) 1986
METALLICA • Kill em ‘ All • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
METALLICA • Ride The Lightning • Megaforce Records • MRI 769
METALLICA • Whiplash • Megaforce Records • MRS 04
METALLICA • Creeping Death/Jump In the Fire Cd
METALLICA • Master of Puppets
MORBID ANGEL • Abominations of Desolation
MORBID ANGEL • Altars of Madness
MORBID ANGEL • Blessed are the Sick
MORBID ANGEL • Covenant
MORBID ANGEL • Domination
MORBID ANGEL • Entangled In Chaos
Motörhead • Ace of Spades
Motörhead • N Sleep ’til Hammersmith
Motörhead • Iron Fist
Motörhead • Another Perfect Day
Motörhead • No Remorse
Motörhead • Orgamsatron
MindMaze • Mask of Lies
MindMaze • Back From the Edge
MindMaze • Resolve
NASTY SAVAGE • Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVGE • Indulgence
NERVOSA • 2012
NERVOSA • Time of Death
NERVOSA • Victim of Yourself
NERVOSA • Agony
NERVOSA • Downfall of Mankind
NIGHTMARE • Astral Deliverance
Nightwish • Once
OBITUARY • Slowly We Rot
OBITUARY • Cause of Death
OBLIVION • From This Day Forward
OVERKILL • Feel The Fire • Megaforce Records • MRI 1469
OZ • Fire in The Brain
OZ • III Warning
OZZYOSBOURNE• Blizzard of Ozz
OZZY OSBOURNE • Diary of a Madman
OZZY OSBOURNE • Tribute
PAGAN ALTAR • 1982 Demo Cassette
PAGAN ALTAR • Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR • Judgment of the Dead
PILE DRIVER • Metal Inquisition
PENTAGRAM • Pentagram
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning
PENTAGRAM • Relentless • Pentagram retitled
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning/Relentless • Double CD
PENTAGRAM • Be Forewarned
POSSESSED • Seven Churches
RAVEN • All for One • Megaforce Records • MRI 269
RAVEN • Live at the Inferno • Megaforce Records • MRI 969
RAZOR • Executioners’ Song
RAZOR • Evil Invaders
REPULSION • Slaughter of the Innocent
REPULSION • Horrified
RIOT • Fire Down Under
RIOT • Thundersteel
RIOT • Privilege of Power
The RODS • Wild Dogs
RUSH • A Far Well To Kings
RUSH • Permanent Waves
RUSH • Exit…Stage Left
RUSH • Signal
RUSH • Grace Under Pressure
RUSH • Power Windows
RUSH • Hold Your Fire
RUSH • A Show of Hands
RUSH • Chronicles
RUSH • Presto
RUSH • Test For Echo
RUSH • Differnet Stages — LIVE
SABBAT • History of a Time to Come
SATAN • Court in the Act
SATAN • Suspended Sentence
SATAN • Live in the Act
SATAN • Life Sentence
SATAN • Trial By Fire –Live In North America
SATAN • Atom by Atom
SAVAGE MASTER • Mask of the Devil
SAVAGE MASTER • With Whips and Chains
SAVATAGE • Sirens
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Mark of the Beast
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Breaking The Spell
SCORPIONS • Taken By Force
SACRIFICE • Torment In Fire
SACRIFICE • Forward to Termination
SACRIFICE • Soliders of Misfortune
SACRIFICE • Apocalypse Inside
SEPULTURA • Beneath The Remains
SKULLVIEW • Kings of the Universe
SINDROME • Sindrome 2 demos on 1 CD
SINDROME • Resurrection….
SLAUGHTER • Strappado
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Winterkill
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Free the Beast
SLAYER • Show No Mercy
SLAYER • Haunting The Chapel
SLAYER • Hell Awaits
SLAYER • Live Undead
SLAYER • Reign in Blood
SODOM • In The Sign of Evil
SODOM • Obsessed By Cruelty
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH • Speask English of Die • Megaforce Records
SUCIDIAL TENDENCIES • Suicidal Tendencies
SYRIS • Unseen Forces
TANK • Filth Hounds of Hades
TANK • Power of the Hunter
TANK • This Means War
TERRORIZER • World Downfall
TESTAMENT • Legacy
TROUBLE • Trouble • Later retitled Psalms 9
TROUBLE • The Skull
TROUBLE • Run To The Light
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Wildcat
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER • Under the Blade
UFO • The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
UNSEEN TERROR • Human Error
VAINGLORY Vainglory
VICIOUS RUMORS Soliders of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS Digital Dictator
VENOM • Welcome to Hell
VENOM • Black Metal
VENOM • At War With Satan
VIO-LENCE • Eternal Nightmare
VOI VOD • War and Pain
VOI VOD • Rrröööaaarrr
WALK IN DARKNESS • In the Shadow of Things
WALK IN DARKNESS • Welcome to the New World
WARGASM • Why Play Around?
WARFARE • Pure Filth
WARFARE • Metal Anarchy
WARFARE • Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
WARLOCK • Triumph and Agony
WARLORD • Deliever Us
WARLORD • And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
WARLORD • Thy Kindgom Come • 1st EP and LP on CD
WARHEAD • Speedway
WARHEAD • The Day After
WATCHTOWER • Energetic Disassembly
WATCHTOWER • Control and Resistance
WILDESTARR • Arrival
WILDESTARR • A Tell Tale Heart
WILDESTARR • Beyond The Rain
Witchcross • Witchcross
WITCHCROSS • Innocent & Evil
WITCHCROSS • Crypt of The Undead
WITCHCROSS • Cauldron In Satan’s Shadow
WITCH CROSS • Fit for Fight
WITCH CROSS • Axe to Grind
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Death Penalty
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Friends of Hell
WICHKILLER • Day of the Saxons
ZOSER MEZ • Vizier of Wasteland

Relax Graveshadow fans, Graveshadow is on a another top 100/ top 150 / top 700 album of all-time list

 

 

 

 

And the Helion Prime album RULES !!!!

 

So the difference between the Debut album “Nocturnal Resurrection” and “Ambitions Price” is the band has added more songs to its LIVE arsenal, in that aspect the band is highly convincing and authentic. And the songs this time around are of the same quality, at the World-Class Level, GOD BLESS all the records store on planet metal who read KICK*ASS*METAL, because dam it, when I want the top 100 albums of a year 2018, i want them the 1st day!!!! And getting the Graveshadow “Ambitions Price” on the same day, on a FUCK YEA FRIDAY the 13th, April 13th 2018 !!!!!!!! as the NEW Leather “II” and the new re-edition of Metallica “Garage Days Re-ReVistited, and the New re-edtion of Riot “Fire Down Under” this time on the GODLY ROCK CANDY RECORDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make the trip up to my local METAL ONLY RECORD shoppe that much more fuckin’ awesome!!!!

 

GRAVESHADOW

SELECT DISCOGRAPHY

FULL LENGTHS

 

Nocturnal Resurrection

Friday the 13th -November 13th 2015

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF 2015

KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

Ambition’s Price

Friday the 13th- April 13th 2018

M Theroy Audio

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2018

KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUM

 

Graveshadow KILLER CONTACTS

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Graveshadow is on this TOP 100/ TOP 150 / TOP 700 GOTHIC METAL / HORROR METAL/ DARK METAL ALUBMS OF ALL-TIME LIST. THEY WILL BE ADDED INTO THE SYMPHONIC METAL LIST ALSO, WE WILL BE DOING SOME COUNT AND SEE IF THERE IS A SPOT ON THE TRADIONAL METAL TOP 100/ TOP 150 LIST FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 

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….GOTHIC adjective noting or pertaining to a music style characterized by a gloomy unsettling setting, grotesque, mysterious, or violent events, and an ominous atmosphere of degeneration and decay….

As  Divine  Grace  • Lumo

 As Divine Grace  •  Supremature

Artrosis •  Fetish

Avatarium • Avatarium

Avataruim • The Girl With The Raven Mask

Babylon Whores  • Cold Heaven

Babylon Whores  • King Fear

Babylon Whores   • Death of The West

Beseech •  … from A Bleeding Heart

Beseeh   • Black Emotions

The Birthday Massacre • …all releases…

Beyond Dawn (NORWAY)  • Pity Love

Blues Pills • Blues Pills

Blues Pills • Lady In Gold

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The Bronx Casket Co. • The Bronx Casket Co.

The Bronx Casket Co. Sweet • Home Transylvania

 

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Cadaveria  • Horror Metal

Celtic Frost  • Into the Pandemonium

Christian Death  • Atrocities

Christian Death  • Sex & Drugs & Jesus Christ

Christian Death  • American Inquisition

Cradle of Filth •  The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

Cradle of Filth  • Dusk… and Her Embrace

Cradle of Filth  • Cruelty and the Beast

Cradle of Filth  • Midian

Cradle of Filth  • Damnation and a Day

Cradle of Filth  • Nymphetamine

Cradle of Filth  • Thornography

Cradle of Filth  • Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder

Cradle of Filth  • Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa

Cradle of Filh  • The Manticore and Other Horrors

Crest of Darkness  •The Ogress

Crest of Darkness  • Project Regeneration

Crest of Darkness  • Evil Knows Evil

Crest of Darkness  • Give Us The Power To Your Evil

Coven  • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Mind

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Coven  • Jinx

Covenant  • Nexus Polaris

 

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Darkseed  • Give Me Light

Darkseed  • Diving Into Darkness

Dead  Can Dance  • Dead Can  Dance

Death Penalty • Death Penalty82′

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Devilment • The Great And Secret Show

Devilment  • II The Mephisto Waltzes

Dimmu Borgir   • Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

Dimmu Borgir • Death Cult Armageddon

Dismal Euphony  • All Little Devils

Dismal Euphony   • Lady Ablaze

 

 

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Dismal Euphony  • Python Zero

Dreadful Shadows  • Estrangement

Dreadful Shadows  • Buried Again

Dreadful Shadows  • Beyond The Maze

Dreadful Shadows  • The Cycle

Elusive  • Destination Zero

Elis  •  Gods Silence, Devils Temptation

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Elis •  Dark Clouds In A Perfect Sky

The Empire Hideous • Only Time Will Tell

Evereve •  Seasons

Evereve  • Stormbirds

 

 

The Fields of Nephilim  • Elizium

The Fields of Nephilim  • Fallen

 

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • ENKL’s Temple

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Epitaph

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Sargonid Seal

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Necromanteion IV

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Symbol And Vision

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Scheoul

Garden of Delight (deutsche)  • Paradise

The Gathering •  Mandylion

The Gathering • Nighttime Birds

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The Gathering  • In Motion DVD

Graveshadow • Nocturnal Resurrection 

Graveshadow • Ambitions Price 

Graveworm • Engraved In Black

Hazel Und Gretyl •…all releases…

 

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Ides of Gemini  • Old World New Wave

J

 Jack•Off •Jill    • Clear Hearts Grey Flowers

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Kreator (GERMANY)  • Endorama

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….yes this Kreator released one of the GREATEST GOTHIC METAL ALBUMS OF ALL….

 

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Lacrimas Profundere  • Memorandum

Lacrimas Profundere  • Burning : A Wish

Lacroisma •  Inferno

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Love Like Blood * Exposure

Love Like Blood * SnakeKiller

Lucifer • Lucifer I

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Lucyfire * This  Dollar Saved My Life At Whitehorse

Lutherion * Kosmogensis

 

M

Marilyn Manson  • Anti-Christ Superstar

Mercyful Fate Melissa

Mercyful Fate Don’t Break The Oath

Macbeth * Vanitas

Moonspell Irreligious

 

N

Nefilim  • Zoon

NFD  • No Lost Love

NFD  • Dead Pool Rising

NFD  • Deeper Vision

Notre Dame • Coming Soon to a Théatre Near You!!!

Notre Dame • Vol 1 Le Théâtre du Vampire

Notre Dame  • Nightmare Before Christmas

Notre Dame  • Demi Monde Bizarros

 

One-Eyed Doll  • Witches

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Paradise Lost   • Gothic

Paradise Lost   • Draconian Times

 

Riti Occulti  • Riti Occulti

Riti Occulti •  Secta

Riti Occulti • Elenor Rigby

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Riti Occulti • Tetragrammaton

Savn  • Savn

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Secret Discovery * Philarmonic Diseases

Secret Discovery * Slave

Scream Silence * To Die For

Scream Silence * The 2nd

The Sweetest Condition   • Edge of the World

The Sweetest Condition   • We Defy Oblivion

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Theatre of Tragedy * Theatre of Tragedy

Theatre of Tragedy * Velvet Darkness They Fear

 

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Theatre of Tragedy * Aégis

 Theatre of Tragedy * Storm

Theatre of Tragedy * Forever is The World

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Theatre of Tragedy •  Last Curtain Call DVD

Theatres Des Vampires of Night Breed of Macabria

Theatres Des Vampires • Candyland

Tiamat * Wildhoney

Tiamat * A Deeper Kind of Slumber

Tiamat * Prey

Tiamat * Judas Christ

Tiamat * Skeleton Skeletron

Tristania * Widow’s Weeds

Tristania * Beyond The Veil

Tristania * World of Glass

Tristania * Ashes

Tristania * Illumination

Tristania * Rubicon

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Tristania * Darkest White

Type o Negative • ….all releases…..

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Pale Forest * Exit Mould

Paradise Lost * Gothic

Paradise Lost * Shades of God

Paradise Lost * Gothic

Paradise Lost * Draconian Times

Paradise Lost * One Seconds

 

Y

Yearning * With Tragedies Adorned

Yearning * Plaintive Scenes

Yearning * Frore Meadow

Yearning * Evershade

Yearing * Merging Into Landscapes

The Vision Bleak * The Deathship Has A New Captain

The Vision Bleak * Carpathia * A Dramatic Poem

The Vision Bleak * The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey

The Vision Bleak * Set Sail To Mystery

The Vision Bleak * The Witching Hour

Zeraphine * Kalte Sonne

Zeraphine *Traumaworld

Zeraphine * Blind Camera

Zeraphine * Still

Zeraphine * Whiteout

 

First and Last and Always”, to name a specific metal genre as gothic, which makes the oh-so renowned and overabused gothic metal term, this specific metal genre MUST have references and influences from the gothic rock/dark wave scene from the 80s. Apparently, without any second thought and a shadow of doubt, many bands from this so-called commercial and big scene are not gothic metal because they have not a single reference from the gothic rock/dark wave scene of the 80s. It really is something funny for metalheads that know nothing about this scene to speak about gothic music. But what is even more funny is the fact that part of the metal scene dislikes goths and when you ask them “which people do you refer to as goths?” you get the answer “those people, man, that paint their eyes black and listen to Marilyn Manson endlessly”, even from this you can get that a big part of the metal scene really has nothing to do in knowledge and experience about the gothic subculture, its bands and its audience. And thus this over-confusion passes in the gothic metal scene.
You see, the gothic subculcture has all these chicks dressed in black, with the cute faces, the beautiful make up and stuff, yes, I know, they are beautiful, I adore them as well, but, sadly, when a female-fronted metal band starts sounding a bit more symphonic/atmospheric or even a bit melancholic and has a female singer, preferably cute that stands as the front of the band and wears all these beautiful scarlet or velvet or black dresses with flowers and stuff, people start referring to this band as gothic metal, for no reason apparently. A female singer that has a more obscure and “poetic” dress-code won’t make a band a gothic one, apparently, it’s the music that matters, not the supposed dress-code. And so we come to bands like Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Epica, After Forever and so on, well, these bands have nothing to do, more or less each one of them (or used to have a slight reference but they have nothing to do anymore), with the gothic metal genre, the only common thing they have as bands is that they are female-fronted, does this make them gothic metal? No, for fuck’s sake no! Ok, they have their own atmosphere each one of them, they have some strong female vocalists, some good tunes, others more others less, but that’s all people; no gothic elements, no gothic metal.
If you want some bands with female vocalists that actually play gothic metal then you should definitely check Tristania of the first era (who can deny that “Widow’s Weeds” has gothic rock elements? I’ll give the answer, no-one can because these elements are present in the guitar work; and let’s not forget the gothic rock guest male vocals on “Angellore” ), Theatre Of Tragedy of the first three releases, yes, they are gothic metal, and not because Liv Kristine used to wear black dresses and have that absolute female gothic look, just check the music, apparently gothic metal, then come Trail Of Tears, their first releases are also strong and gothic metal, really good work and it seems to me at times that the gothic metal scene including female vocals blossomed in Norway, judging from the bands I mentioned above. And of course I shouldn’t skip to mention Sirenia, the band Morten Veland formed after he left Tristania, another wonderful gothic metal act, with intense gothic rock elements, even the hat in the vein of The Sisters Of Mercy/The Fields Of The Nephilim is present, hehe (if you don’t believe me ask Mr. Veland and check Elusive’s debut album, “Destination Zero”, to see which are his influences; for the history, Elusive are a rising gothic rock act from Norway and Veland played the guitars on this album) and of course I shouldn’t skip to mention Beseech, they have female vocals as well in their compositions, but they are a 50%-50% female-male fronted band now, with balanced male and female vocals. Just check their first two releases, pure romantic gothic/doom metal with The Fields Of The Nephilim references being too intense, both in guitar parts filled with gothic rock riffing and vocal lines in which the first singer of the band sounds like a reincarnation of Carl McCoy. And of course I shouldn’t skip to mention As Divine Grace from Finland, they used to be a romantic doom/death metal act but with years they became more gothic metal oriented, with female vocals, a really strong band that sadly disbanded.
You know, a band to be called gothic metal must have references from the gothic rock/dark wave scene as I said above, which means, Christian Death (with Rozz Williams on the vocals of course, hehehe! Or Valor of “Atrocities”, it was an awesome album, i have to admit it! And why not “Sex & Drugs & Jesus Christ”, their last really strong album with Valor!), The Mission, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Fields Of The Nephilim, Bauhaus, early The Cult, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Clan Of Xymox, Virgin Prunes, early Dead Can Dance etc must be present, with each band sticking to its own references. And what the history has shown to me is that whenever gothic rock acts started turning heavier and more metal-oriented they made far better work from gothic metal acts, because gothic rockers really know what to do, they have the feeling in their blood, it’s flowing, they know how to express it correctly and make it sound heavier if they want to enter a heavier sound stage. And of course I will mention some gothic rock/metal acts and first and above all one of the best gothic acts of the 90s that most of you don’t know, DREADFUL SHADOWS, listen to them to feel the decadence, the sorrow, the pain, the gothic aesthetic, the gothic feeling from a band that released four great albums and with every album it tended to sound steps further, reaching “The Cycle” where more modern references made their appearance. After Dreadful Shadows sadly disbanded Sven Friedrich and Norman Selbig of Dreadful Shadows formed Zeraphine, another wonderful gothic rock/metal act with a more modern approach of course. Another fabulous gothic rock/metal act have to be Scream Silence, at times tending to sound like Dreadful Shadows, but they tended to perfect their own sound, their first two album are the most metallic ones and the other three are heavy still, but more gothic rock definitely; at times they tend to have a doomy feeling as well. Secret Discovery is a good band as well, moving in pure gothic rock in their early years and from a moment and on they started sounding a lot more metallic. Also, Love Like blood is a gothic rock band ,one of the best if you ask me, they have released some really strong opuses during the first half of the 90s, in the second half of the 90s from a moment and on they started sounding heavy and “Snakekiller” is a good gothic metal/rock album. Take Garden of Delight now, one of the best gothic rock acts of the 90s, they released in 7 years 7 albums with 7 songs each one of them, they disbanded afterwards, after the first circle had ended. They came back in the 00s, stronger, heavier, more powerful, but above all gothic rock. After 4 albums they formed Lutherion and they definitely are gothic metal/rock now, sounding really heavy, gothic rock-oriented and with an electro touch as well! Most and above all I shouldn’t forget to mention the metal approach of Carl McCoy, first with The Nefilim in the second half of the 90s and recently with the dynamic come back of the Fields Of The Nephilim. “Zoon” of the Nefilim was a brilliant piece of thrash/death metal blended with strong doses of gothic rock in the renowned McCoy n’ Fields vein and “Mourning Sun” of The Fields Of The Nephilim is an album of pure gothic rock/metal, a really strong release to show to the gothic metal scene who can rule the scene in no time. And let’s mention NFD, a The Nefilim oriented project, heavy enough and always gothic rock and another project from members of The Nefilim, Saints Of Eden, gothic rock with heavy doses of metal and electronic/industrial elements, sounding really heavy and definitely really strong!
Now concerning some gothic metal acts I should mention Evereve of their first era with Tom Schedotschenko, heart-rending, twisted, mourning gothic metal from the pits of Hell, utterly desolate and melancholic, with the ideal references! After the suicide of the singer a new singer came on board and they released an easier album, gothic metal still, afterwards they started moving in more electronic soundscapes. Darkseed as well, they definitely had gothic-oriented references in albums like “Diving Into Darkness” and “Give Me Light” etc, a good band definitely. Paradise Lost OF COURSE and no matter how much doomsters hit their asses on the wall and point out that “Gothic” is doom/death metal I will always be there to be a pain in the ass and their closed mind to point out that it is one of the first pure gothic metal releases, not because of the name, “Gothic”, but because of the music. Listen carefully, the gothic rock references on the guitars are too obvious, where Sisters Of Mercy stepped Paradise Lost found water. The orchestrations have a Celtic Frost sense from the “Into The Pandemonium” era and a dark wave aesthetic as well along with the fragile female vocals that seem to have come out of the 80s dark wave scene. Sure, it has a doom sense, but think about it more. Paradise Lost continued as a gothic metal act after “Shades Of God” (which was doom metal at all costs) releasing many fabulous albums like “Draconian times”, “Icon”, “One Second”, “Paradise Lost” etc, one of the best acts of the gothic metal scene. I shouldn’t skip Lacrimosa, one of the most important acts of this very scene; i have heard/read that they are progressive gothic metal, this statement always sounded funny to me from people that really have absolutely nothing to do with the scene. Tilo Wolf is a pure genius, from the gothic-death rock/dark wave oriented first releases of Lacrimosa to the historic moment when Anne Nurmi entered the band and Lacrimosa started becoming metal, gothic metal of course! Because the references remained, the doses of classical music became too obvious and one of the characteristic parts of the sound of the band. Generally they kept the Lacrimosa feeling alive, they just became one of the most quality, recognisable and best acts of the scene. Lacrimas Profundere, from a romantic doom/death metal act they started slowly and steadily incorporating in their sound gothic references reaching nowadays where they are a goth n’ roll act, slightly metal, more of a rock band, gothic rock with a poser attitude. And since I mentioned the poser attitude of Lacrimas Profundere I shouldn’t skip at all to mention The 69 Eyes, a non-metal band, they are goth n’ roll as well, at some times offering more more romantic gothic rock like on “Paris Kills”, at others more hard rock/gothic rock having several references from the 80s/early 90s. Where the Sisters Of Mercy left “Vision Thing” and The Cult left their releases Jyrki, Jussi and their companions stole them and found out many useful things for the now-sound of The 69 Eyes and Jyrki where Ian Astbury and the singer of LA Guns stood proud stole a bit of their pride to form his stage presence. So no, The 69 Eyes are not metal, poser gothic rock or goth n’ roll yes, definitely. A! Beyond Dawn’s “Pity Love” shouldn’t be missing from here as well, an album having the decadence of doom, references from the doom metal scene and of course intense The Sisters Of Mercy passages, both in structure and guitar parts, but always tending to present them through their very own and unique avant-garde prism. I shouldn’t forget to mention, just for the history, that Beyond Dawn during that period were supporting the Sisters Of Mercy at some of their shows, not a coincidence, is it? I shouldn’t skip Tiamat, they had a good course changing their sound from album to album, progressing positively, and as you all noticed they had their gothic rock-driven moments as well. Their latest release to date “Prey” was a metallic gothic rock worship with Edlund’s haunting vocals entrancing the atmosphere, “Skeleton Skeletron” had also a gothic rock air, quite modern in sound, good enough but nothing awesome and “A Deeper Kind Of Slumber” which was a mixture of psychedelic rock with gothic rock and stuff, good work! And some of you that may know, Johan Edlund has a gothic rock oriented band, Lucyfire, good stuff. Also, The Babylon Whores, not many know them, but they are awesome, a metal-driven Christian Death worship band, they know what they are doing, really good act! Another bright example of a band that injected intense 80s gothic/dark elements have to be Portugal’s finest and most known act, Moonspell, with bands like “The Antidote”, “Sin/Pexado” (a very underrated album), “Darkness And Hope” and “Irreligious”, they have to be one of those bands that interpret gothic metal in a really good and personal manner! Also, a new band around that had quite an impressive course so far with their two releases are definitely The Vision Bleak, travelling through the corridors of nightmares, drama, horror and gothic decadence they offer a new and fresh air to the scene! Also, Yearning from Finland are doing a good job with their esoteric and beautifully adorned by sadness and esoteric emotions gothic/doom metal. Last but not least Kreator’s “Endorama” is a thousand times more gothic metal than all those so-called gothic metal bands that are being referred as gothic metal by the silly music press and the audience that knows nothing about what is gothic, doesn’t “Endorama” sound so gothic metal to you? Change scene! It’s so simple!
The problem with the gothic metal scene doesn’t end here, there are two more problems with the scene except for the female-fronted bands that are mostly being referred by both press and audience as gothic metal and of course i’m referring to part of the Visual Kei scene and the Suomi Metal scene with bands tending to sound romantic, melancholic or suicidal, moving in metal/rock soundscapes with common road on their course being the melancholy factor. Concerning the Visual Kei scene with bands like Moi Dix Mois, Malice Mizer and stuff, they have an intense gothic aesthetic in their appearance, but this is the most gothic part of their existence, their music apart from some keyboard-driven really dark passages has nothing to do with the gothic rock/dark wave scene and the Bauhaus references in those bands that i have read somewhere is definitely non-existent and i know Bauhaus really well to not recognise them in a band. Well, part of the Visual Kei that is being referred as gothic metal could be the Japanese option of gothic metal, somethng different, something “foreign” to the European scene/audience, so I won’t be absolute in this case. I have to admit, anytime with the hand on my heart, that those Visual Kei bands are more gothic than all the other female-fronted or Suomi “we’re supposed to be gothic” metal bands will ever be, both in reality and dreams. And let’s move to the Suomi metal scene, believe me, I used to be a huge fan of this very specifc scene supporting bands like HIM, Entwine, For My Pain, Poisonblack, Charon, Sentenced, Lullacry, To Die For etc, I still support Entwine, HIM and To Die For because all those three are bands that have a lot to offer in my opinion, but really, where did you people find all these gothic elements in their compositions? You can always inform me because I’m craving to know more about gothic music and I would love to find out where all these elements hide and I can’t find them. I had read somewhere that Sentenced were gothic metal and on their latest releases they became gothic rock, HA HA! I mean, how funny is that? Only a metalhead that knows nothing about the gothic scene would ever say that, and a metalhead was indeed the person who said that. Ignorance is bad, definitely bad, and in this case ignorance has caused a lot of harm, something that disgusts me seeing it going on more and more day by day.
Well, I got bored writing and I think you’ll get bored reading too, so I will stop for now, but I will have to warn all of you i-know-it-all metalheads (to avoid misunderstandings, I’m not referring to every single metalhead, but to a specific part of it) that will give my article a shot, “if the truth hurts, prepare for pain”. Kisses!
“Lipstick on my cigarette…”    
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……..DO YOU GOTH WHAT IT TAKES………………

……………….IN GOTH WE TRUST……………………..

……………ONLY GOTHIC IS REAL……………………..

 

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I get asked all the time how may Leather Leone top 100 albums does she have, and i just always say “How many albums has she released” !!!! …. KICK ASS METAL staff 

 

Friday the 13th March 13th, 2018. My binge for that day which i hit the record store 3 times a week, since Mid October 1982….on Friday the 13th – March 13th 2018, my binge was the Leather “II” CD on DiveBomb Records, I will be adding all world-wide pressings through the upcoming weeks to my serious metallic record collection. the new Graveshadow “Ambitions Prices”. Riot :”Fire Down Under” a top 100 traditional heavy metal album which was unleashed on Planet Metal originally of Feburay 9th 1981, this time it was ROCK CANDY Records who had the genius to but this out on CD again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Metallica “Garage Days Re-Visited” since the first pressing was only around for 2 years when initially released. I had to cut this binge short like this, this week…whoa…tax day Final in United States of America is April 17th 2018…so arrrgghhhhhh man what a cool kick ass day as a insane metal fanatic metal maniac on this day.  I wanted to do the Leather “II” album review 1st out of this batch…..because quite simply i listen to Chastain a lot. As well as everything Leather Leone does, and let’s not forget i am also a huge Kate French and Vainglory fan….soooo!!!!!

 

 

 

Growing up during the 1980’s metal movement as a teenager then back in 1980, on of my favorite label’s back then was Mike Varney’s Sharpnel Records, starting with the 1st full length Release, all the way through the brilliant era from 1983-1986 being highlights, but after this point in 1986, there is still tons of stellar releases all the way through out that labels discography. Mike Varney had the ear for finding the best of the best in heavy metal guitarist, i read a few interviews of his in Guitar Player Magazine, he is a guitar player, with a impressive collection. Stateside we had Combat/ Megaforce/ Metal Blade/ Shrapnel as the albums always in stock of the Major Metal ONLY record shoppes in America, in Las Vegas we had two of the Molten Metal Records and The Record Gallery which only carried HEAVY METAL ONLY, in reaction to the NWOBHM movement…..!!!! The Record Vault was THE Best Metal Only Record Store in San Francisco, back in the 1980’s….!!

 

So ha ha….everyone is thinking whoa….how come these is no Leather “II” CD album before Friday the 13th, March 13th 2018….well everyone relax, i always review from listening to actual albums that I buy with my own money, i never review, from non album of CDalbum or cassette sources!!

 

Anyhow this publication is heavy on the neo-classical/ classical side of heavy metal. Think Blues, Jazz, Classical.KICK ASS METAL is way on the Classical side of this spectrum because of my affinity for the Shrapnel Records label and LIKE-MINDED artist. Testament “The Legacy” — Megadeth “Rust in Peace” — Sindrome “The Resurrection….” — The Commander in Chief   — The Great Kat–  Randy Rhodes -era Ozzy Osbourne — Edge of Paradise with Dave Bates…..tons of others. Chastain is in this big league, for sure!!!! While the band has a perfect discography my favorite is Chastain “We Bleed Metal”, this answer is different in 2018. 2008, 1998, 1988…..

The line up on the all time classic is

 

THE IMMORTALS OF METAL AND METAL GODS ON Leather “II”

Leather Leone –Vocals

Vinnie Tex — Guitar

Daemon Ross –Guitar

Thiago Velasquez — Bass

 

Braulio Drummond –Drums

 

The Songs You Love and Know by Heart and forever burned onto YOUR DNA are .

Juggernaut

 

The Outsider

 

Lost At Midnite

Black Smoke

 

The One

Annabelle

Hidden In The Dark

Sleep Deep

 

Let Me Kneel

 

American Woman

 

Give Me A Reason

 

The below blurb if from DiveBomb Records Website

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CD

OVERVIEW:
Oft-championed alongside Wendy O. Williams, Betsy Bitch, and Doro Pesch as a leading torchbearer for high-power heavy metal frontwomen, LEATHER LEONE is perhaps best known for her outstanding work alongside legendary guitar shredder David T. Chastain—having performed on no less than four of CHASTAIN’s full-length albums prior to releasing her solo debut, Shock Waves, in 1989. However, after another stellar outing with CHASTAIN the following year with For Those Who Dare, a lengthy hiatus occurred, and it would be 20 years before LEATHER’s inimitable vocal force would resurface.

2011 found LEONE once more joining forces with early-’80s Rude Girl bandmate Sandy Sledge for the Sledge Leather project, resulting in the 2012 full-length Imagine Me Alive. Subsequent albums with CHASTAIN followed in Surrender to No One (2013) and We Bleed Metal ‎(2015); and touring under her own name throughout South America and Europe over the past two years, LEATHER and her current lineup of Vinnie Tex and Daemon Ross (guitars), Thiago Velasquez (bass), and Braulio Drummond (drums) have harnessed their newfound fire into a brand new album slated for the spring of 2018. Produced by guitarist Tex alongside Rodrigo Scelza at studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Białystok, Poland, the scorching 11-song outing—titled simply II—was mixed and mastered by the Wiesławski Brothers (VADER, BEHEMOTH, etc.).

Having previously reissued LEONE’s phenomenal solo debut—not to mention three of her CHASTAIN-backed classics—Divebomb Records is now excited to support LEATHER’s latest endeavor to fly the flag of courageous metal with II. In the band’s own words: “Straight ahead pure heavy metal! No hippies, no posers!”

The Blurb Below on my Divebomb Records Verision Says Leather Leone Has Returned For fans of Chastain — Doro — Dio — Warlock — Halford

This album easilly fits in between heavy rotation and belongs in your serious heavy metal collection along side Chastain “We Bleed Metal”, Doro “Raise Your Fist” Dio “Holy Diver” Warlock’ Triumph and Agony” and Halford “Resurrection, as well as Judas Preist “Pain Killer” and “Fire Power” ….. There are 4,800 top 100 heavy metal albums since the genre since its inception o Friday the 13th – Febuary 13th, 1970…Leather “II” is on our best of the best of all-time list, it has to do with Heavy Metal’s GOLD STANDARD, the albums which ALL BANDS are judged against. Gold Standard is a noun and it means the best, most reliable, or most prestigious thing of its type…in this case we are talking about World-Class Heavy Metal with authenticity, Authencity for means which is real, and genuine, Authenticity is something that never be taught those who have it WILL ALWAYS have there star power SHINE THE BRIGHTEST…!! I know the difference between my subjective favorites and what should be taken seriously objectively. And Leather Leone IS THE REAL DEAL !!!!!!

FOR FANS OF:
CHASTAIN, WARLOCK/DORO, BITCH/BETSY and DIO

 

TRACK LIST:
1. Juggernaut
2. The Outsider
3. Lost At Midnite
4. Black Smoke
5. The One
6. Annabelle
7. Hidden In The Dark
8. Sleep Deep
9. Let Me Kneel
10. American Woman
11. Give Me A Reason

TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM OF ALL-TIME 20TH & 21ST CENTURY. 100 EACH PER CENTURY, IF IT IS OUT OF PRINT, THEN THE BANDS THAT ARE ACTIVE LIKE Chastain / Leather Leone are TOP 100 ARTIST OF THIS TOP 200 ALBUMS LIST

ABATTOIR • Vicious Attack
ABNORMALITY • Contaminating the Hive Mind
ABNORMALITY • Mechanisms of Omniscience
ACCEPT • Restless and Wild
ACID • Acid
ACID • Maniac
ACID • Live in Belgium
AGENT STEEL • Skeptics Apocalypse
AGENT STEEL • Mad Locust Rising
ANACRUSIS • Screams and Whispers
ANNIHILATOR • Alice In Hell
ANTHRAX • Fistful of Metal • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
ANTHRAX • Armed And Dangerous • Megforce Records • MRS 05
ANTRHAX • Spreading The Disease
ANVIL • Metal on Metal
ANVIL • Forged in Fire
ANVIL • Live in Concert
ANVIL CHORUS • Thought Crimes
ANVIL CHORUS • The Killing Sun
ARTILLERY • Fear of Tomorrow
ARTILLERY • Terror Squad
ATHEIST • Piece of Time
ATHEIST • Unquestionable Presence
ATTACKER • Battle At Helms Deep
ATTACKER • The Second Coming
ATTACKER • Standing The Test of Time
ATTACKER • Giants of Canaan
ATTACKER • Sins of the World
AVATARIUM • Avatarium
AVATARIUM • The Girl With The Raven Mask
AVATARIUM • Hurricanes and Halo’s
BATHORY • Bathory
BATHORY • The Return…
BITCH • Damnation Alley
BITCH • Be My Slave
BLACK SABBATH • Mob Rules
BLIND ILLUSION • The Sane Asylum
BLOODLUST • Guilty As Sin
BLESSED DEATH • KILL OR BE KILLED • Megaforce Records • MRI 1369
BLITZKREIG • A TIME OF CHANGES
CACOPHONY • SPEED METAL SYMPHONY
CAGE • Astrology
CANDLEMASS • Nightfall
CANDLEMASS • Ancient Dreams
CANDLEMASS • Tales of Creation
CATHERDRAL • Supernatural Birth Machine
CARNIVORE • Carnivore
CELTIC FROST • Morbid Tales
CELTIC FROST • Emperor’s Return
CELTIC FROST • To Mega Therion
CHASTAIN • Mystery of Illusion
CHASTAIN • Ruler of the Wasteland
CHASTAIN • The 7th of Never
CHASTAIN • The Voice of Cult
CHASTAIN • For those Who Dare
CHASTAIN • In A Out Rage
CHASTAIN • Surrender to No One
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal
CHASTAIN • We Bleed Metal17
Children of Technology • Future Decay
COVEN • Witchcraft Reaps Souls and Destroys Minds
COVEN • Jinx
COVEN13 • Worship New Gods
COVEN13 • Destiny of the Gods
CIRITH UNGOL • Frost and Fire
CIRITH UNGOL • King of the Dead
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In Distortion We Trust
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • ‘Til Death Do Us Party
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • The Midnight Chase
CRUCIFIED BARBARA • In the Red
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER • Convicted
CULPPRIT • Guilty As Charged
CYNIC • Focus
DARK ANGEL • We Have Arrived
DARK ANGEL • Darkness Descends
DARK ANGEL • Leave Scars
DEAF DEALER • Keeper of The Flame
DEF DEALER • Journey Into Fear
DARKNESS • The Gasoline Solution
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
DEATH • Leprosy
DEATH • Spirtual Healing
DEATH • Human
DEATH • Individual Thought Patterns
DEATH • Symbolic
DEATH ANGEL • Act III
DEATH STRIKE • Fuckin’ Death
DEEP SWITCH • Nine Inches of God
DEMONA • Metal Through The Time
DEMONA • Speak With The Devil
DESTRUCTION • Infernal Overkill
DESTRUCTION • Under Attack
DESTUCTOR • Maximum Destruction
DREAM DEATH • Journey Into Fear
DOCTOR BUTCHER • Doctor Butcher
DORO • Fist In The Air
EDGE OF PARADISE • Mask
EDEGE OF PARADISE • Perfect Shade of Grey
EDGE OF PARADISE • Immortal Waltz
EDGE OF PARADISE • Alive
EXCITER • Heavy Metal Maniac
EXCITER • Violence & Force • Megaforce Records
EXCITER • Exciter • Double Play Classic • Heavy Metal Maniac • Violence & Force • 1989 CD —Caroline/Megaforce Records
EXHORDER • Slaughter In the Vatican
EXODUS • A Lesson in Violence • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette
EXODUS •Bonded By Blood
EXODUS • Pleasure of the Flesh
EXODUS • A Lesson In Violence (Live @ Studio 54 + March 1986 Paul Baloff Demos)
EXODUS • Another Lesson In Violence LIVE
EXODUS • Bonded By Baloff (A.L.I.V Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
EXUMER • Possessed By Fire
EXUMER • Rising By The Sea
FATES WARNING • Night On Brocken
FORBIDDEN • Forbidden Evil
FORBIDDEN • Twisted Into Form
The GATHERING • Mandylion
The GATHERING • Nightime Birds
GRAVE DIGGER • Heavy Metal Breakdown • Megaforce Records
• MRI 869
GRAVE DIGGER • Witch Hunter • Megaforce Records • MRI 1169
GRIFFIN • Flight of The Griffin
HAWAII • One Nation Underground
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil • October 30th, 1984 Advance Cassette Original Artwork
HALLOWEEN • Don’t Metal With Evil
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out!
HALLOWEEN • No One Gets Out! • Molten Metal Records Version features the “Vicious” Demo
H-BOMB • Coup de metal
H-BOMB • Attaque
HELL • “Hell” 1982 CD Demos Come on 2011 CD album
HELLION • Screams in the Night
HELLION • The Black Book
HELLION • Will Not Go Quietly
HELLION • To Hellion And Back
HEATHEN • Breaking The Silence
HEATHEN • Victims of Deception
HEATHEN • Recovered
HIRAX • Raging Violence
HIRAX • Not Dead Yet (Raging Violence) on CD
HOLOCAUST • The Nightcomers
ICE AGE * Breaking The Ice
IMAGIKA • Imagika
IMAGIKA • Worship
IMAGIKA • And So It Burns
Imagika • Devil on Both Sides
Infernäl Mäjesty • None Shall Defy
Infernäl Mäjesty • No God
INSANITY • Death After Death
IRON MAIDEN • Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN • Killers
IRON MAIDEN • The Number of the Beast
JAGUAR • Power Games
JAG PANZER • Ample Destruction
JUDAS PREIST • Killing Machine
JUDAS PRIEST • Hell Bent for Leather
JUDAS PRIEST • Unleashed In the East
JUDAS PRIEST • British Steel
JUDAS PRIEST • Painkiller
KING DIAMOND • Fatal Portrait
KING DIAMOND • Abigail
KING DIAMOND • Them
KREATOR • Endless Pain
KREATOR • Pleasure To Kill
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast
LADY BEAST • Lady Beast II
LADY BEAST •Metal Immortal
LADY BEAST • Vicious Breed
LEATHER LEONE • Shock Waves
LEATHER LEONE • II
LIEGE LORD • Master Control
LUCIFER • Lucifer I
LUCIFER • Lucifer II
MACABRE • Gloom
MALEDICTION • Condamnés
MALEDICTION • Esclave du vice
MANOWAR • Battle Hymns
MANOWAR • Into Glory Ride • Megaforce Records
MANOWAR • Hail To England
MASSACRE • From Beyond
MASSACRE • Back From Beyond
MASTER • Master
MASTER • 1985 Unreleased Album
MEDIEVAL • Medieval…aka 1983 Medieval Cassette Album
MEDIEVAL • All Knobs to the Right
MEDIEVAL • Reign of Terror
MEDIEVAL • Medieval Kills
MEGADETH • Rust In Peace
The MENTORS • You Axed For It
MERCYFUL FATE • 1982 EP
MERCYFUL FATE • Melissa
MERCYFUL FATE • Don’t Break The Oath
MERCYFUL FATE • Curse of The Pharaohs
MERCYFUL FATE Live From The Depths of Hell
MERCYFUL FATE • The Beginning
MERCYFUL FATE • Return of the Vampire
MERCYFUL FATE • In The Shadows
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church • Ground Zero Records with Bonus Track “Big Guns”
METAL CHURCH • Metal Church 1986 • CD on Elektra Records (C)1984 (P) 1986
METALLICA • Kill em ‘ All • Megaforce Records • MRI 069
METALLICA • Ride The Lightning • Megaforce Records • MRI 769
METALLICA • Whiplash • Megaforce Records • MRS 04
METALLICA • Creeping Death/Jump In the Fire Cd
METALLICA • Master of Puppets
MORBID ANGEL • Abominations of Desolation
MORBID ANGEL • Altars of Madness
MORBID ANGEL • Blessed are the Sick
MORBID ANGEL • Covenant
MORBID ANGEL • Domination
MORBID ANGEL • Entangled In Chaos
Motörhead • Ace of Spades
Motörhead • N Sleep ’til Hammersmith
Motörhead • Iron Fist
Motörhead • Another Perfect Day
Motörhead • No Remorse
Motörhead • Orgamsatron
MindMaze • Mask of Lies
MindMaze • Back From the Edge
MindMaze • Resolve
NASTY SAVAGE • Nasty Savage
NASTY SAVGE • Indulgence
NERVOSA • 2012
NERVOSA • Time of Death
NERVOSA • Victim of Yourself
NERVOSA • Agony
NERVOSA • Downfall of Mankind
NIGHTMARE • Astral Deliverance
Nightwish • Once
OBITUARY • Slowly We Rot
OBITUARY • Cause of Death
OBLIVION • From This Day Forward
OVERKILL • Feel The Fire • Megaforce Records • MRI 1469
OZ • Fire in The Brain
OZ • III Warning
OZZYOSBOURNE• Blizzard of Ozz
OZZY OSBOURNE • Diary of a Madman
OZZY OSBOURNE • Tribute
PAGAN ALTAR • 1982 Demo Cassette
PAGAN ALTAR • Pagan Altar Volume 1
PAGAN ALTAR • Judgment of the Dead
PILE DRIVER • Metal Inquisition
PENTAGRAM • Pentagram
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning
PENTAGRAM • Relentless • Pentagram retitled
PENTAGRAM • Day of Reckoning/Relentless • Double CD
PENTAGRAM • Be Forewarned
POSSESSED • Seven Churches
RAVEN • All for One • Megaforce Records • MRI 269
RAVEN • Live at the Inferno • Megaforce Records • MRI 969
RAZOR • Executioners’ Song
RAZOR • Evil Invaders
REPULSION • Slaughter of the Innocent
REPULSION • Horrified
RIOT • Fire Down Under
RIOT • Thundersteel
RIOT • Privilege of Power
The RODS • Wild Dogs
RUSH • A Far Well To Kings
RUSH • Permanent Waves
RUSH • Exit…Stage Left
RUSH • Signal
RUSH • Grace Under Pressure
RUSH • Power Windows
RUSH • Hold Your Fire
RUSH • A Show of Hands
RUSH • Chronicles
RUSH • Presto
RUSH • Test For Echo
RUSH • Differnet Stages — LIVE
SABBAT • History of a Time to Come
SATAN • Court in the Act
SATAN • Suspended Sentence
SATAN • Live in the Act
SATAN • Life Sentence
SATAN • Trial By Fire –Live In North America
SATAN • Atom by Atom
SAVAGE MASTER • Mask of the Devil
SAVAGE MASTER • With Whips and Chains
SAVATAGE • Sirens
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Mark of the Beast
SIGN OF THE JACKAL • Breaking The Spell
SCORPIONS • Taken By Force
SACRIFICE • Torment In Fire
SACRIFICE • Forward to Termination
SACRIFICE • Soliders of Misfortune
SACRIFICE • Apocalypse Inside
SEPULTURA • Beneath The Remains
SKULLVIEW • Kings of the Universe
SINDROME • Sindrome 2 demos on 1 CD
SINDROME • Resurrection….
SLAUGHTER • Strappado
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Winterkill
SLAUTER XSTROYES • Free the Beast
SLAYER • Show No Mercy
SLAYER • Haunting The Chapel
SLAYER • Hell Awaits
SLAYER • Live Undead
SLAYER • Reign in Blood
SODOM • In The Sign of Evil
SODOM • Obsessed By Cruelty
STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH • Speask English of Die • Megaforce Records
SUCIDIAL TENDENCIES • Suicidal Tendencies
SYRIS • Unseen Forces
TANK • Filth Hounds of Hades
TANK • Power of the Hunter
TANK • This Means War
TERRORIZER • World Downfall
TESTAMENT • Legacy
TROUBLE • Trouble • Later retitled Psalms 9
TROUBLE • The Skull
TROUBLE • Run To The Light
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Wildcat
TYGERS OF PAN TANG • Spell Bound
TWISTED SISTER • Under the Blade
UFO • The Wild, The Willing, The Innocent
UNSEEN TERROR • Human Error
VAINGLORY Vainglory
VICIOUS RUMORS Soliders of the Night
VICIOUS RUMORS Digital Dictator
VENOM • Welcome to Hell
VENOM • Black Metal
VENOM • At War With Satan
VIO-LENCE • Eternal Nightmare
VOI VOD • War and Pain
VOI VOD • Rrröööaaarrr
WALK IN DARKNESS • In the Shadow of Things
WALK IN DARKNESS • Welcome to the New World
WARGASM • Why Play Around?
WARFARE • Pure Filth
WARFARE • Metal Anarchy
WARFARE • Mayhem Fucking Mayhem
WARLOCK • Triumph and Agony
WARLORD • Deliever Us
WARLORD • And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
WARLORD • Thy Kindgom Come • 1st EP and LP on CD
WARHEAD • Speedway
WARHEAD • The Day After
WATCHTOWER • Energetic Disassembly
WATCHTOWER • Control and Resistance
WILDESTARR • Arrival
WILDESTARR • A Tell Tale Heart
WILDESTARR • Beyond The Rain
Witchcross • Witchcross
WITCHCROSS • Innocent & Evil
WITCHCROSS • Crypt of The Undead
WITCHCROSS • Cauldron In Satan’s Shadow
WITCH CROSS • Fit for Fight
WITCH CROSS • Axe to Grind
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Death Penalty
WITCHFINDER GENERAL • Friends of Hell
WICHKILLER • Day of the Saxons
ZOSER MEZ • Vizier of Wasteland

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CHASTAIN-We Bleed Metal (Leviathan Records)
The previous CHASTAIN album sounded a lot different than what I was used to of this band. I was convinced that it all could have sounded so much better and more powerful. My prayers must have been heard somewhere down the line, because the first notes of the title track of “We Bleed Metal” are truly AWESOME!! The album runs for forty-five bloody minutes and contains nine tracks. “We Bleed Metal” opens with the siren voice of Leather Leone. The drums are pounding and on top of that there’s the maestro himself David T. Chastain, who shreds like never before. Both horns up for CHASTAIN! This album is really vicious, it’s mean and it sounds all freaking right. “All Hail The King” could easily be renamed into “All Hail CHASTAIN”. Man, what a dynamic sound! The fast pounding drums destroy your eardrums and Leather sings better than ever. Once again, there’s the incredible guitar solo of David, who really nails it the ground. The PRIEST-like sound is being drilled into your stomach and gives it a good shake. It will make your head go up and down from excitement. A nice moody intro will remind you of some classical PRIEST tunes from long ago, while the power comes later on. “Against All The Gods” has got a great beat, on which the song is being build. The song itself has got that crazy rhythm, you just can’t deny. The closing is a real surprise, but it fits perfectly to this song. “Search Time For You” opens with a great guitar part. The slower sludgy sound gives it a true metal feeling. The guitar fills are mind-blowing and it gives the album a lot of variation. I hear some MANOWAR influences along the way, too. But it always stays true to the heavy sound and you just can’t stop throwing your fists in the air. “Don’t Trust Tomorrow” is another mighty fast rocker with a leading role for the sharp voice of Leather, who will slit your throat. And if she doesn’t do the trick, David’s fast solo part will. “I’m A Warrior” is on next. Need I say more? They are the true warriors of heavy metal to the max. While “Evolution Of Terror” just demands to put your fist down. The fast guitar sound of David is back and it will put a smile on the face of every devoted metal head, I guess. It’s also good to hear the bass sound of Mike Skimmerhorn, which is as solid as a rock. “The Last Ones Alive” must be a song about survivors and I’m glad that these four people survived. The vocals of Leather reminded me more of UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER here. The groovy and dirty sound of CD closer “Secrets” puts a big smile on my face. They did it again, they’re back, I’m happy and they can be proud of themselves. This is the comeback album, I’ve been hoping for in the first place. Well, better late than never though. I give it another spin, but this time louder than ever. CHASTAIN consists of David T. Chastain on guitars, Leather Leone on vocals, Mike Skimmerhorn on bass and Stian Kristoffersen on drums. I bleed metal, you bleed metal, we all bleed metal. A well-deserved full score for this masterpiece. Website: http://www.chastainmetal.com. [10 point – FULL SCORE] ——- FUCKING ESSENTIAL —-

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Rock Candy just released ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ Rock Candy Records version of Americans RIOT third album “Fire Down Under“, including 6 meaty bonus tracks.
The album is considered a big influence by many American bands to become famous during the ’80s, a blend of classic British metal / hard rock yet with a characteristic US touch.
The saying goes that you can’t keep a good band down. For New York based five piece Riot that maxim was not only true but hugely understated. Against all odds Riot fought for the right to be heard by overcoming huge obstacles and battling a ferociously indifferent industry. 
That they came through the wars intact with a musical legacy and integrity to match is arguably a minor miracle and one not lost on their legions of loyal fans. 
Riot’s early struggles have been fully documented. Their two previous albums (especially the previous killer ‘Narita’), made for a riveting preamble for the appearance of this “Fire Down Under”. Despite notching up serious momentum, including healthy album sales, the band’s fortunes were in the dumps. 
Their label (Capitol) had elected to abandon them by refusing to release the album. In an enterprising move the bands fan following instigated a campaign to get the record issued… which, in an early sign of people power, was eventually accomplished but on a new label, Elektra Records. 
“Fire Down Under” turned out to be the band creative zenith unleashing a brace of tracks that placed Riot in the upper echelons hard rock nirvana. Produced, once again, by their production/management team in New York City, the record explodes with deadly intent. 
Tracks such as ‘Outlaw’, ‘Swords And Tequila’, ‘Run For Your Life’ and the title track take no prisoners allowing vocalist Guy Speranza and guitarist Mark Reale to shine like diamonds.
“Fire Down Under” was fully embraced by British metalheads. But rather than sounding much like Judas Priest or Black Sabbath, the name of the game here is bluesy hard rock from bands like Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Rainbow (bands from the UK, true, but with roots lying squarely in American blues rock).
Unlike Riot’s first two albums, for this third LP the band started playing a whole lot louder and making full use of the twin-guitar attack that Thin Lizzy made famous. 
I do not exaggerate when I put vocalist Guy Speranza at his best here, on the same level as true greats like Halford or Dio; the man has the full frontman package, evincing incredible skill and talent while simultaneously dripping with charisma. Speranza reminds me of Glenn Hughes in a lot of ways, with a similar sort of high clear tenor, but with a soulful edge that comes and goes at will. 
And underrated guitarist Mark Reale (RIP) really shines here, finding room to drop some scorching solos and a kick ass rhythm tamdem alongside second axeman Rick Ventura.
Riot surprises here as well with tracks such as ‘Altar of the King’. This is Riot’s take on Rainbow’s epic style, approaching the transcendence of something like ‘Stargazer’ in only about half the time but with a much more positive color. Speranza sings his heart out, with lyrics encapsulating the song’s theme of striving toward greatness and accomplishment through ambiguous epic pronouncements that would make Dio proud. Easily one of my favorite hard rock / melodic metal tracks of all time. 
This Rock Candy features 6 great bonus tracks, recorded for the original Capitol Records version of “Fire Down Under” which the band seems were unhappy with. Well, I can’t hear why, because numbers like ‘You’re All I Needed Tonight’ (think FastWay) or ‘Struck By Lightning’ simply rocks.
We find also an officially previously unreleased version of ‘Outlaw (Remix / Edited)’, and a hot live take of Riot’s classic ‘Rock City (Live)’.
“Fire Down Under” boasts one of those timeless blends of classic hard rock / melodic metal which will sound just as good in the year 2018 as 1981: pure vibrant energy, direct guitar tone, groove bass lines, shuffling drums, and vocals doused in just enough reverb to capitalize on Speranza’s power. 
It’s a great rocking disc, a cult classic that any collector will proudly claim.
The album was re-issued on CD in 1997 by the German-based High Vaultage label with some of these bonus tracks, but utilizing a new, controversial remix by former Riot producer Steve Loeb.This Rock Candy reissue features the original release mix / Elektra Records. And the remastering job is great with the necessary air for these rocking tunes to breath.
HIGHLY Recommended
01 – Swords And Tequila
02 – Fire Down Under
03 – Feel The Same
04 – Outlaw
05 – Don’t Bring Me Down
06 – Don’t Hold Back
07 – Altar Of The King
08 – No Lies
09 – Run For Your Life
10 – Flashbacks
BONUS TRACKS:
11 – Misty Morning Rain
12 – You’re All I Needed Tonight
13 – One Step Closer
14 – Struck By Lightning
15 – Outlaw (Remix / Edited)
16 – Rock City (Live)
Guy Speranza – vocals
Mark Reale – guitar
Rick Ventura – guitar
Kip Leming – bass
Sandy Slavin – drums
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