Monthly Archives: October 2016

Playlist: 21/10/2016

  1. SOUND OF ORIGIN – SEEDS OF THE PAST
  2. GOJIRA – THE SHOOTING STAR
  3. DESTRAGE – DON’T STARE AT THE EDGE
  4. GREEN DAY – REVOLUTION RADIO
  5. WOVENWAR – LINES IN THE SAND
  6. INTERVIEW FROM JONATHAN DAVIS OF KORN, PT.1
  7. KORN – ROTTING IN VAIN
  8. INTERVIEW FROM JONATHAN DAVIS OF KORN, PT.2
  9. Blast from the past, 1988: IRON MAIDEN – THE CLAIRVOYANT
  10. Blast from the past, 1988: METALLICA – ONE
  11. HAMMERFALL – DETHRONE AND DEFY
  12. DEVILSKIN – PRAY
  13. PILGRIM – SHAME
  14. BLACK ACES – THE WALLS
  15. TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD – NEVER GO HOME
  16. MASSIVE – SINKING SHIP
  17. Blast from the past, 1998: MOTORHEAD – LOVE FOR SALE
  18. Blast from the past, 1998: ICED EARTH – CONSEQUENCES
  19. MARYTREE – CREEP
  20. PHASE REVERSE – …AND MAN CREATED GOD
  21. SLAYER – DEAD SKIN MASK
  22. LACERTILIA – RIDE WITH US
  23. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – CUT ME LOOSE

HAMEREX -TRAITOR

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 HAMEREX – TRAITOR

RELEASE DATE: 7TH OCTOBER, 2016

LABEL: IX MUSIC

Track 1 – Traitor

The title track of the album starts with a bass introduction. Before it breaks into melodic vocals, which is high pitched in places. It’s quite a long song at just over 6 minutes, and is mid paced with a heavy sound.

Track 2 – The Dark Tower

It starts with a guitar intro which sounds mysterious, before the drums kick in bringing the pace up slightly. A dark sounding track, like the title suggests. It has a great solo guitar riff in the middle of the track and has plenty of chugging riffs all the way through the track. A good track for headbanging.. 

Track 3 – Dead Mountain

Starts off with the drums beating in the intro. A medium paced Heavy Metal track. There are hints of classic N.W.O.B.H.M bands in this track.

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Track 4 – The Nameless One

I thought this was going to be a ballad, because of the intro. It is very deep and dark at times, with very strong vocals.There is a burst of energy before going back to the slow pace, which changes often throughout. I like the variety of tempo in this track.

Track 5 – Eyes Of Deceit

There is more energy in this song than in previous tracks. Again, it has a longish intro, but still sounds dark. The drums give a steady beat during the track.

Track 6 – The Abyss

The instrumental and shortest track of the album. It has a nice mellow intro, with the drums slowly building up. There are some nice clean riffs repeated throughout. There is a nice change of feel towards the middle of the track, and it ends with some nice, fast drums.

Track 7 – The Evil Within

This is by far the longest track of the album, coming in at just over 9 minutes. There is a thrashy intro. It’s a quite heavy sounding song with some nice riffs and drum beats. About a third into the track there is a change of tempo, to a more slower and relaxed feel. There are some cool guitar effects and some good riffs repeated throughout the song.

Track 8 – Journeys End

A heavy Black Sabbath style intro, leads into a chugging guitar riff. Another N.W.O.B.H.M style song with Sabbath undertones. Which is no bad thing. I really like the punchy guitar solo and the feedback outro.

Overall I enjoyed the album and will be checking out the other Hamerex releases. I like the classic feel of some of the songs.

I rate the album 8/10

Jovi Hacker

Into The Fire

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Following the release of their self titled debut ep, Into The Fire has unleashed their first visual assault, the new music video ‘Spit You Out’. Described as modern, stripped back, hard rock, Spit You Out’s video is the perfect accompaniment to the huge sonics on offer here.
Into The Fire is:
Bryan Scott (The Union Underground): Vocals/Guitar
Tim King (SOiL): Bass
Adam Zadel (SOiL): Guitar
Will Hunt (Evanescence): Drums
American hard rock band Into The Fire was conceived in 2013 by vocalist Bryan Scott (The Union Underground, Cult To Follow), bassist Tim King (SOiL) and guitarist Adam Zadel (SOiL). Long time friend Will Hunt (Evanescence) was brought in on drums soon after.
“I was sitting around with Adam one day talking about who would be great to jam with”, states bassist Tim King. “I shot Bryan Scott a text message and Into The Fire was born a day later.”
The group grabbed onto this opportunity and started putting material together. According to Bryan Scott “As soon as Tim sent me the material I immediately had ideas and started putting vocals down. The music had the perfect vibe for what I wanted to do.”
The first 2 released tracks ‘Spit You Out’ and ‘From The Medicine’ were engineered, produced and mixed by Bryan W.Scott and mastered by James Murphy. The result can be best described as a raw and stripped down rock sound with modern elements.
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Playlist: 07/10/2016

  1. GHOST – SQUARE HAMMER
  2. FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES – LULLABY
  3. CHARIOTS OF THE GODS – TUSK
  4. MESHIAAK – CHRONICLES OF THE DEAD
  5. TROPICAL CONTACT – LUAN
  6. LED ZEPPELIN – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
  7. AC/DC – DOWN PAYMENT BLUES
  8. RAINBOW – STARGAZER
  9. LACERTILIA – THE WIRED AND THE WEIRD
  10. GOJIRA – STRANDED
  11. BAD LLAMA – THE WOLF YOU FEED
  12. BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE – THIS CITY
  13. ANTHRAX – INDIANS
  14. WHITESNAKE – STILL OF THE NIGHT
  15. REIGN OF FURY – DEATH BE THY SHEPHERD
  16. STONEGHOST – RAYNARDINE
  17. ABSOLVA – FREE
  18. SOMA DARK – PASSENGERS OF TIME
  19. VOLA – THE SAME WAR
  20. RAVENEYE – WANNA FEEL YOU
  21. AUDREY HORNE – WAITING FOR THE NIGHT

Playlist: 30/09/2016

  1. AMON AMARTH – RAISE YOUR HORNS
  2. HAMEREX – THE DARK TOWER
  3. ILLYRIAN – WALKING IN SUNSHINE
  4. TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD – I SMELL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
  5. iDESTROY – STATE OF THE ART
  6. BLACK DREAMS – SOUL STEALER
  7. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – TRIGGERPULSE
  8. SAXON – 747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT)
  9. IRON MAIDEN – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
  10. DOMINICIDE – MONSTROSITY
  11. OBZIDIAN – SYMMETRY OF DISORDER
  12. HAMMERFALL – THE SACRED VOW
  13. DIE NO MORE – DESTRUCTION COMPLETE
  14. THOSE DAMN CROWS – 7 DAYS
  15. THE ANSWER – SOLAS
  16. JUDAS PRIEST – A TOUCH OF EVIL
  17. PANTERA – CEMETERY GATES
  18. MONTE PITTMAN – ARISEN IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
  19. CANDIRIA – TEN THOUSAND TEARS
  20. TRIAXIS – DYING SUN
  21. ZOMBIE RODEO – REPLACEMENT MEMORIES