Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 28

Midnattsol – The Metamorphosis Melody (2011)

After 3 years of absence Norwegian folk metal band Midnattsol returns with The Metamorphosis Melody, an impressive and powerful album that presents a more mature band, and a step forward in the definition of their own sound, more epic than Nordlys (2008) their previous album. But in my opinion a trip to the roots of …

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Apr 27

Andre Matos of Symfonia talked to The Age Of Metal

Andre Matos has been one of the most charismatic and hard-working power metal singers in the last decade. Since his works with Angra, Shaaman & his solo career he had achieve international recognition, that talent also took him to work with the likes of Tobias Sammet in his all-stars band Avantasia during the band’s world …

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Apr 24

Wolf Hoffman of ACCEPT talked to The Age Of Metal

Since I listened Blood Of The Nations the latest album of German titans ACCEPT last year,  it got me, it even made it my top 10 of 2010, but when I got news that they were coming to the valley of the sun, I knew that I have to go and see them perform such album …

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Apr 22

The quitting months

It seems that the months of April and May are not good for metal music, last year Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio & Peter Gray died and left the metal scene in sorrow and pain. now during this week Matt LaPorte guitarist of Jon Olivia’s Pain died in his home, not cause of dead have …

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Apr 21

Norther – Circle Regenerated (2011)

Finnish death metallers Norther had return with a new studio album, Circle Regenerated, their 6th in their musical career, and it is great to see them back, their sound is more mature within the Finnish death metal scene, leaving way behind that stigma of being Children Of Bodom‘s little brother, and taking as their own that …

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Apr 20

Theater Of Tragedy – Last Curtain Call – DVD It was a heartache when Theater Of Tragedy one of my favorite bands and the one that got me into Gothic Metal called quits in March 2010, after more than 15 years as pioneers of a genre that bands like Nightwish, Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation made famous around the world. The Last Curtain Call DVD …

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Apr 17

Kampfar – Mare (2011)

With a rooted sound on old school black metal Kampfar returns with Mare their new album, produced by Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain) who had produced for bands like Dimmu Borgir , Amon Amarth & Children Of Bodom. The album features a darker sound than its predecessors, a strong guitar work that gives the record a heaviness …

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Apr 15

Symfonia – In Paradisum (2011)

I used to think about what great musicians from different melodic power metal bands would sound together, but it seems that now such thought just materialized in the form of Symfonia, a super Scandinavian group conformed by Andre Matos (Angra,Shamman) on vocals, Timo Tolki (Stratovarius) on guitar, Uli Kusch (Helloween, Gamma Ray) on drums, Jari …

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