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Dual Review: Korpiklaani CD: Noita


This is a dobule review for Korpiklaani’s new album Noita.  One reviewer loves the album while the other…not so much.  So read and see two contrasting opinions and hopefully you will be better informed!

First the good! Continue reading Dual Review: Korpiklaani CD: Noita

Interview Life’s Illusion


By: Carla Morton

Life’s Illusion is a Depressive Black/Dark Ambient Metal from Ukraine with an EP released last year. Here is an interview I made with the band’s vocalist Xasthuriath, who she told about the band and also about starting the recordings for a new album.

Hello Xasthuriath, how are things going?
Hails! Doing fine, in spite of the entire enemies coalition against me I’m still alive and kicking.

 About Life’s Illusion, tell me when the band was formed.
 The band was formed circa 2011 by me and a broken acoustic guitar. I just tried to express my emotions and transform my sadness and pain into something, and gradually it became something bigger.

 2 demos are out, one in 2011 and one out in 2013. Tell me a few words about them.
 Honestly, I’m not really happy with them, especially 2011 one – primitive, extremely raw and kind of embarrassing. “Memoires” is slightly better – it means a lot for me because it was composed during my stay in psychiatric ward.

 Last year you released the first EP ”Art Of Despair”. How were those recordings done?
 I didn’t have a stable lineup at that time so I recorded everything internationally – with members of Worthless Life (USA) and Suicide Emotions (Italy). Quality is a bit more improved on this record yet I’m still not really happy with it.

 Who mainly write the lyrics?
 The lyrics were, are, and will be written by me only.

 Any lyrical themes for Life’s Illusion?
 Started off with my depression and pain. Later it developed into the world of a dark Psychotic mind: desolate landscapes, nightmares, obscure emotions and visions.

 Are there some shows coming up this year?
 We are playing two shows in Kiev, with Forgotten Tomb and Psychonaut 4.

 Are you preparing for a new album?
 We are currently in progress of recording of our debut full length “From Pain I Rise ” , coming out this spring on Talheim Records.

 A message for the fans?
 Believe in yourself and stay negative…

 Thank you for your answers, cheers!

JAPAN NIGHT comes to London, July 2015


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VENUE: Indigo at The 02

 JAPAN NIGHT – MOVE WITH THE MUSIC OF JAPAN announces its first London shows taking place on 10 & 11 July bringing the best talent from Japan to us here at Indigo at The O2. The two fabulous shows coincide with Hyper Japan, which will be taking place on the same dates in The 02.

JAPAN NIGHT was initially held in 2014 as the last music event at Kokuritsu Kyogijo (National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo), welcoming leading Japanese artists including L’Arc-en-Ciel with the theme “Move with the music of Japan”. The new show will bring us both fresh and established talent with a strong line-up that will culminate in a performance from the fantastic VAMPS truly not a performance to miss. 


“We are proud to be chosen as the promoter of the 1st JAPAN NIGHT in London and we will make sure that this will be a memorable concert for all Japanese music fans in London!” said Rob Hallett, CEO of Robomagic.


Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 10 April and are available from Robomagiclive.com or 0844 856 0202


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Music Review: Tribulation CD: The Formulas of Death

Music Review: Tribulation

CD: The Formulas of Death

Label: Invictus/Ajna Offensive (North America)

Available: Now in Europe/ May 14th North America

by: TJ Fowler





HOLY SHIT!!!!  I think I just found a Black Metal band(well the band claims to be Death Metal so what the hell do I know, they still sound like they have Black(Death) Metal Elements in their music) I can listen to and not only listen to but also kind of enjoy.  Tribulation’s ‘The Formulas of Death’ does have some of the standards you find in Black(Death) Metal bands such as the blast beats, soul searing vocals and one note shredding.  However, these are all mixed in with great musical compositions that go beyond your typical Black metal standards that make ‘The Formulas of Death’ stand out from the crowd and what makes it an enjoyable listen.  It’s almost like a Black(Death)/Thrash metal mix in terms of guitar work. Continue reading Music Review: Tribulation CD: The Formulas of Death

EXODUS Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST Due To A ‘Variety Of Personal Issues’

Due to a “variety of personal issues and matters with one of the members,” San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will not perform at Maryland Deathfest XI, set to take place May 23-26 in Baltimore. Replacing them on the bill are Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has spent the last two years filling in for SLAYER founding axeman Jeff Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.

EXODUS‘ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.

EXODUS‘ previous album, “The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”, opened with 3,600 units back in October 2007.