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Music Review: Attic CD: The Invocation

Music Review: Attic

CD: The Invocation

Label: Van Records

Available: Now

by: TJ Fowler


                Has King Diamond dabbled in the Occult and witchcraft so much that he has managed to call on the dark powers to reincarnate himself into a younger, stronger version of himself and form a new band based in Germanyeven before he has even died?  Well it seems this might very well be the case in the form of vocalist Meister Cagliostro of Attic. Continue reading Music Review: Attic CD: The Invocation

AEON ZEN Releases Fourth Video in “Top 5 Riffs” Series

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN released their third opus Enigma to the world this past January onNightmare Records / Sony / RED. It is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks that show the obvious strengths of the band, plus two bonus tracks available on the CD version only. Enigma is available on CD and Digital Download at your favorite North American vendors.

AEON ZEN will be playing a headline show in the UK this Sunday, check out a promo video for the show HERE.

Today AEON ZEN is pleased to present the fourth video in their “Top 5 Riffs” series. The fourth instalment focuses on the “Guitar Riffs”. Check out the video on AEON ZEN‘s YouTube channelHERE.

Guitarist Matt Shepherd described his video:

“Here are my choice riffs from our new album “Enigma”. I chose these ones in particular because they have some greak hooks and stick in your head, and, most importantly, they’re fun to play!”

The first “Top 5 Riffs” video focusing on guitar riffs can be viewed HERE.

The second video in the “Top 5 Riffs” series features vocalist Andi Kravljaca and his “Top 5 Vocal Riffs”, check it out HERE.

The third video in the “Top 5 Riffs” series features drummer Steve Burton. Check it out HERE.

AEON ZEN‘s video for the song “Divinity” can be seen HERE.

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, AEON ZEN pushes the boundaries even wider from beautiful to brutal incorporating their own technical groove prog style and their early influences of Dream Theater, Metallica, Opeth and Cynic to create their own unique sound and identity.

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On March 4, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was interviewed on “The Project” (previously “The 7PM Project”), the Australian talk show television program airing weeknights across Australia on Network Ten. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below.

KISS is currently taking part in an Australian tour with very special guests MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Presented by McManus Entertainment, the summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour is hitting Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Mackay and Adelaide, with guests Irish rockers THIN LIZZY along for the ride (except Adelaide).

“Monster”, the 20th studio album from KISS, sold 56,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart.

KISS‘ previous CD, “Sonic Boom”, opened with 108,000 units back in October 2009 to enter the chart at No. 2. This marked the band’s highest-charting LP ever.

KISS has notched nine Top 10 albums, according to Billboard.com. Its previous highest-charting set was 1998’s “Psycho Circus”, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 110,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group’s other high-charting sets include 1975’s “Alive!” (No. 9), 1977’s “Love Gun” (No. 4) and 1992’s “Revenge” (No. 6).

GAMMA RAY Frontman Kai Hansen – “Most Of The Tour Life Is Completely Useless”

GAMMA RAY frontman / UNISONIC guitarist Kai Hansen is one of several music business veterans featured in the March issue of Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine discussing the future of music. An excerpt from his interview is available below: Continue reading GAMMA RAY Frontman Kai Hansen – “Most Of The Tour Life Is Completely Useless”

GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRŸCHE: New Album Details Revealed

The Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE has set “Frequency Unknown” as the title of its new album, due on April 23 via the Los Angeles-based independent label Cleopatra Records. The CD was produced by Jason Slater at a studio in Nortern California. Continue reading GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRŸCHE: New Album Details Revealed