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On July 25th, Skol Records will release an ultimate anthology of NITRO called “LETHAL DOSE

Out on July 25, 2013 on SKOL RECORDS: NITRO “Lethal Dose”NITRO are a Traditional Heavy Metal band from Pennsylvania, USA. In 1982 they released 10” EP titled “Lethal”, which 2 years later was re-released by Mausoleum Records as 12” as “Lethal + II” (because of 2 bonus tracks). Now in 2013 Skol Records release an ultimate anthology of NITRO: the “Lethal Dose” CD includes all tracks from mentioned 10” and 12” + 9 (!) previously unreleased studio tracks from the ’80s. Do not confuse them with the glam band feat. Jim Gilette - “this” NITRO plays great traditional Metal in the vein of early/mid RIOT or Finnish OZ. Skol Records quality: great artwork, thick booklet with many pictures and all lyrics, proper remastering.www.facebook.com/skolrecordswww.skolrecords.com

On July 25th, Skol Records will release an ultimate anthology of NITRO called “LETHAL DOSE”.  This limited edition retrospective includes all tracks from LETHAL + II and 9 previously unreleased studio tracks from the sessions that produced it.

Learn more about LETHAL DOSE here: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbartgabriel.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F53434953020%2Fout-on-july-25-2013-on-skol-records-nitro&h=lAQEytlRy

Also, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their first LP, “LETHAL + II” on legendary Mausoleum Records, NITRO returns with “URANIUM”, the first single from their upcoming album, “FLECHETTE”.

Listen to URANIUM here: https://soundcloud.com/user486394463/nitro-uranium/s-IGvlx

NITRO is here: https://www.facebook.com/usanitro

NITRO representative is Bernard Resnick: www.bernardresnick.com

GRENOUER: new song ‘Brain Fever’ music video Released.

 

GRENOUER has launched new music video ‘Brain Fever’.
The song will be featured on their upcoming album ‘Blood on the Face’ which is out in May 2013 through Mausoleum Records.


http://www.grenouer.com/

Grenouer Seventh Album “BLOOD ON THE FACE” – Details Revealed

Russian rock metallers GRENOUER, who have been active since 1992, have signed with Mausoleum Records, the legendary label from Belgium. Continue reading Grenouer Seventh Album “BLOOD ON THE FACE” – Details Revealed

Music Review: RavenLord CD: Descent To The Underworld

Music Review: RavenLord

CD: Descent To The Underworld

Label: Mausoleum Records

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                The first think I have to say about Ravenlord is this.  I had not heard of lead guitarist Joe Stump before this album but how he is not more of a known name in the metal community is a mystery to me.  The man has got the chops and the shred ability to walk into any band in the power metal/ classical influenced genre and take over any lead duties handed to him.

I will say this, Joe Stump’s guitar work is the lynch pin that holds this band together along with the great and gritty vocals of Csaba Zvekan who gives a sound of credibility and an edge to their sound.

Some of the songs where Joe Stump’s great guitar work really show are in the songs ‘Promised Land’ and ‘Settle the Score’ where you will hear some great guitar lead work and blazing speed that any fan of power metal or classical style guitar work will appreciate.

As for the songs themselves the opening tune, ‘The Rebel’ showcases a nice catchy tune, with Zvekan’s vocals sounding nice here, and again the great guitar work all bringing the song together to a memorable tune.  The same can also be said for the track, ‘Settle the Score’.

The rest of the songs on the album are all well done, though I wished we had more ‘catchy’ hooks and choruses to sing along to, to help give the listener something to identify with.  The songs by no means are bad and are arranged well but like I said earlier the guitar work of Stump is going to be the element that listeners here are going to notice here and attach to.  The man is phenomenal in his playing style and ability.

On the down side,what I noticed on ‘Descent To The Underworld’ that I didn’t care for, and this is a personal preference, is that the production seems very clean and polished with a drum sound that sounds almost like a machine(even though the band lists they have a drummer).  I know for the guitar work we hear here the clean and polished sound is kind of the point but also I notice a trend in metal music these days that the music can be so over produced that it can seem sterile.  Thankfully to Zvekan’s vocals he helps mitigate this problem a bit on Ravenlord’s ‘Descent to The Underworld’ and gives the songs a dirty and rough edge metal should have.

By no means pass up Ravenlord’s debut album ‘Descent To The Underworld’.  You have a talented singer complimented buy a great guitarist who have produced an album that fits nicely into the metal scene we have today and Ravenlord should have a nice future ahead of them.  If anything give ‘Descent To The Underworld’ a listen purely on the merits of Joe Stump’s excellent guitar work because you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 3/5

Lineup:

Csaba Zvekan– Vocals

Joe Stump– Lead Guitars

George Karafotis – Guitars

Jamie Mallender– Bass

Alessandro Duo – Keyboards

Lawrence “Larry” Paterson–Drums