Giuntini Project, or else the brainchild of the Italian guitarist/composer Aldo Giuntini, is possibly the closest thing to Rainbow (Dio era), Black Sabbath (Dio/Martin era), Dio, Malmsteen that one can stumble upon when searching for quality hard & heavy music with the musical standards that the above titans defined. A well-crafted blending of the aforementioned bands will give you a good hint of what Giuntini Project is all about, just in case you never heard of it.
Indianapolis-based sludge/rock riff-mongers DEVIL TO PAY have announced a string of live dates in support of their recently released fourth album, “Fate is Your Muse”.
The dates will see DEVIL TO PAY sharing stages with the likes of LO-PAN, VENOMOUS MAXIMOUS, EARTHEN GRAVE, SOULFLY and ZZ TOP.
DEVIL TO PAY Live:
6/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Venomous Maximous, Teenage Strange
Formed in the summer of 2010 in the heart of Cascadia, “Winterwheel” is the second offering from blackened folk metal duo Moss of Moonlight and will be released this summer solstice on June 21st, 2013.
Described as “a true rarity in the black metal genre” by Pure Gain Audio, “Winterwheel” follows the highly acclaimed debut “Seed”, a concept album about a band of Pacific North Western rebels that rise up and create the Republic of Cascadia.
Get ready for TURISAS to paint your town red and black again! On the day of their return to the renowned Download Festival in the UK the band is revealing first details of their upcoming album: "Turisas2013" is scheduled for a release August 21 in Finland, August 26 in Europe while UK will follow September 2 and North America September 3. Keep your eyes peeled for the exact dates though!
My Graveyard Productions inked a deal with Canadian band Cromlech to release the debut album “Ave Mortis”.
The band presents a dark gloomy epic/doom sound; founded in Toronto, Canada in 2011, Cromlech is the antithesis to all that is trivial and banal in Heavy Metal.
Thunderous drumming, extended dual guitar melodies and songcrafting on a truly epic scale sets Cromlech apart in a genre plagued by generic rock clichés and fashion conscious trendsters.“Ave Mortis” – Hail Death!
It was inevitable to happen. Sooner or later… or more precisely with every new album they were getting closer… to what they finally became! Why? What the hell happened to this band over the years? Was the HIM influence so significant to their musical evolution? Really?! How did a band that had some very good potential manage to be another gay gothic rock act that’s trying to pander to HIM’s fame & fortune?!!
German thrash titans KREATOR have revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming live DVD/Blu Ray “Dying Alive”.
“Dying Alive” will be released August 30, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.
The DVD/Blu Ray features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of their highly successful album “Phantom Antichrist”.
There are two ways to approach releases like this one. You’re either a metalhead and you are into this “trip” or you’re not and you can’t get what’s all about so you end up making fun of something that you cannot understand. Italy & Greece have retained a strong underground “epic heavy metal” scene and they keep supporting it no matter if there are 10, 100 or 1000 people around. That’s its beauty in spite of everything… to support what you fancy without giving a tinker’s cuss about other opinions.