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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Nummirock, Kauhajoki Finland 18.-20.6.2015


by: Juuso Viljanen & Pekka Konttinen

It’s about to become a habit: going to Nummirock to celebrate the midsummer festival I mean. And of course, we have our cameras and reporter attitudes with us. Just like last year we missed the first night due to work. This years thursday night artists were Ranger, Mors Subita, The Man-Eating Tree, Flesh Roxon, Sonic Syndicate, Satanic Warmaster, Insomnium and finnish ”hockey metal” band Suamenlejjona. People told us that we missed very good shows by arriving at friday, but you know, sacrifices must be made. Continue reading FESTIVAL REVIEW: Nummirock, Kauhajoki Finland 18.-20.6.2015

Music Review: Prowler CD: From the Shadows


BY: TJ Fowler

Available: July 20th, 2015

Label: Slaney Records

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Bands that keep it true.  I admire that in a world where metal gets over produced and sterilized in the studio to the point that the music sounds as much fun as trying to eat a bowl of porridge being fed to you through a jet engine turbine.  So it is always fun to hear bands, like Prowler, trying to bring back that old school metal sound and tap into the horror movie theme at the same time. Continue reading Music Review: Prowler CD: From the Shadows

Music Review: Omega Reign CD: Arise

Music Review: Omega Reign

CD: Arise

Label: Itchy Metal Entertainment

Available: NOW

by: TJ Fowler

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Omega Reign claims to be influenced by classic metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Savatage, Metallica, Dio among others and sport a traditional metal sound.  This usually adds up to be a great experience for me as I really love the old school metal sound and style.  I feel the older bands had a better ability to write songs built around the music and as the years went on in the metal genre you had it morph into either bands that had guitar virtuoso’s but poor songs lyrically or just bands that just couldn’t write songs at all but were signed by labels trying to cash in on a trend.  Now we have a trend of late of bands going back to a more blue collar sound and songwriting.  So how does Omega Reign match up?  Do they capture the essence of the greats or do they reach for the stars only to fall short? Continue reading Music Review: Omega Reign CD: Arise