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Ukrainian Fantasy/Symphonic Metal band Kortofertos has inked a worldwide management deal with GlobMetal Promotions. Last year the band released their new album «The Frozen Book». The album was recorded/mixed and mastered at “Sershen Music Studio” by Sergey Sershen.
Kortofertos was formed as one-man project in 2015 at Kyyiv, Ukraine by Alexander Shvets. His idea was to combine Fantasy in three aspects: metal, story line and art. For this moment the band released 3 albums and 2 singles.
SUMMER IS HERE AND I AM FREE! I had to say this because I have been tied up in school and unable to attend to music reviews like I would hope to. Now that I have some free time it is nice to relax with some music that is a throwback to the late 70’s and early 80’s bands like ELO, Toto, Survivor and others. The Night Flight Orchestra and their album Amber Galactic could have been an album from a forgotten band from these decades and placed in a time capsule and only recently discovered today. Filled with synths, pop 80’s production and lyrics, Amber Galactic takes the listener on a musical journey back to a time when a kid would come home from school in the day but at night new worlds would be revealed through the mysterious synthwave pop music he would listen to in his bedroom or watch on the late night TV program Night Flight. Buy your ticket now for the Night Flight Orchestra because the journey to Amber Galactic is a long one, filled with wonders and sounds from a by-gone era. Continue reading Music Review: The Night Flight Orchestra Album: Amber Galactic→
Darkenhöld was formed in 2008 at Nice, France by Aldebaran (former member of Artefact), Cervantes and Aboth (Continuum). After two split CD’s and an appearance on a tribute to Emperor, the band released its first album, «A Passage to the Towers» in 2010. The second album «Echoes From The Stone Keeper» was released in 2012, and the third «Castellum» in 2014.
I have to admit I get a little lost/mixed up with all the thrash bands that have names that involve some kind of radioactive material or warfare. There is Nuclear Assault, Toxic Holocaust and Municipal Waste and who knows what others. Wouldn’t a Nuclear Assault cause a Toxic Holocaust which then would produce Municipal Waste? Anyway…they are pretty cool names just sometimes I think I have to consult my Green Peace manual to see which eco-disaster is worse…oh wait…we are talking about metal bands aren’t we? Well fuck the planet, lets rock! Continue reading Music Review: Municipal Waste; Album: Slime and Punishment→
Pure black metal bands are usually not my bag but there have been some to cross over into other genres where they have mutated into some other kind of hybrid that has grabbed my attention. In the case of Malamorte, they have come out from being a pure black metal band and have become a band with a mixture of black/doom/thrash elements. Because of this I found Satan Goes to Heaven to Destroy the Kingdom of Heaven a great listening experience. Continue reading Music Review: Malamorte Album: Satan Goes to Heaven to Destroy the Kingdom of Heaven→