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Ghost Iris - Blind World
Ghost Iris - Blind World
Label: Long Branch Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

Ghost Iris is the most streamed Danish metal act of 2016 and one of the rising stars in the djent and tech-metal scene is going to release a new album in 2017. The band was only founded in 2015 but already toured Europe twice. After the release of their debut album “Anecdotes Of Science & Soul” in 2015 (via Prime Collective), the band gained a lot of interest in the scene and played Euroblast and UK Tech-Fest amongst others. Now they are back. Read more of this article »

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Crystal Viper - Queen Of Witches
Crystal Viper - Queen Of Witches
Label: AFM Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

Crystal Viper is a Polish heavy metal band formed in 2003 by Marta Gabriel. In 2007 the band released their debut album, “The Curse of Crystal Viper”, which launched the following year under the German label, Karthago Records. Now they are signed to AFM Records and they have a brand new album out which is called “Queen Of Witches”. Read more of this article »

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Cephalgy - Gott Maschine Vaterland
Cephalgy - Gott Maschine Vaterland
Label: Out Of Line Music
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

One of the most popular German Dark-Electro-groups is back! On “Gott Maschine Vaterland” (= god machine fatherland), Cephalgy are channeling the essence of what makes up their sound to create one of the most explosive genre-albums in recent years. Read more of this article »

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The Wild! - Wild At Heart
The Wild! - Wild At Heart
Label: eOne Music
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

Shooting guns, setting fires and shaking shacks with half-stacks make for the type of nights that separate the men from the boys and The Wild! from the other 99% of what some people are calling rock’n’roll these days. Anybody who’s ever been told to turn it down, clean it up or to go home lives inside of what the God Damn Wild Boys are all about. Driven by long, hard nights, the love of playing music, rural roots, and a no-bullshit mentality, The Wild! play the soundtrack for freedom seeking renegades and real deal rock’n’rollers alike. Read more of this article »

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Amy Macdonald - Under Stars
Amy Macdonald - Under Stars
Label: Universal Music
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

Amy Macdonald is a Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. She has sold over 9 million records worldwide. Amy Macdonald released her debut album This Is the Life in 2007. The singles “Mr Rock & Roll” and “This Is the Life” from it were chart hits. The latter charted at number one in six countries, while reaching the top ten in another eleven countries. The album reached number one in four European countries–the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland–and sold three million copies worldwide. This is her brand new album “Under Stars”. Read more of this article »

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Massive Ego - Beautiful Suicide
Massive Ego - Beautiful Suicide
Label: Out Of Line Music
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 17-02-2017

Massive Ego is a British Darkwave musical group formed in 1996 by singer and ex-model, Marc Massive (also the owner of the Public Disordar label) and Andy J Thirwall. The band has changed its sound and image since its formation. The original releases being mostly covers in a Eurodance, Hi-NRG style. This is their brand new album “Beautiful Suicide”. Read more of this article »

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Xandria - Theater of Dimensions
Label: Napalm Records
Written by: Gamze Öyünc
Releasedate: 27-01-2017

German/Dutch symphonic metallers Xandria is back with their 7th album “Theater of Dimensions”. It is however the 2nd album which features Dianne Von Giersbergen as the vocals after the “Sacrificium” album of 2014. Read more of this article »

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Carousel Kings - Charm City
Carousel Kings - Charm City
Label: Victory Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 10-02-2017

Carousel Kings have anchored their name as one of the most ambitious and creative rock machines in recent years. The Lancaster, PA, music scene has definitely had an influence on Carousel Kings – the same town that bred the metal bands August Burns Red, Texas In July, and This Or The Apocalypse. It gave them the idea that it was possible to be a national act, to go for it. Having grown up there, influenced by heavy bands, but wanting to do something different, Carousel Kings did just that. The band wanted to be as poppy as possible but stay true to their roots, keeping the edginess, and the ethic, in place. Read more of this article »

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Mors Principium Est - Embers of a Dying World
Label: AFM Records
Written by: Juho Karila
Releasedate: 10-02-2017

Mors Principium Est is a Finnish melodeath band, which has always gone its own way, not minding about trends but doing what they feel right. Founded in Pori 1999, the band has gone through a lot of lineup changes but they’ve always stayed true to their sound and their 6th studio album makes no difference. Read more of this article »

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Ember Falls - Welcome To Ember Fall

Ember Falls - Welcome To Ember Fall
Label: Spinefarm Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 17-02-2017
The Finnish formation Ember Falls is quite a young band, the guys make electronic Rock and are currently releasing their album “Welcome To Ember Falls” which is their first full length. Read more of this article »

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