Phil

Phil

Sonntag, 22 November 2020 16:17

Drengskapur – Was der Morast verschlang

Es gibt sie noch, tief verborgen im Untergrund... Bands die völlig selbstständig Alben veröffentlichen, fernab von Labels, Promotion-Unternehmen und sonstigen Tools der Musikindustrie. Dabei entstehen ab und an wahrliche Perlen, die ihres Gleichen suchen und die wie ein wertvoller Schatz in den Kollektionen der Musikliebhaber gehütet werden. Ob Drengskapur mit “Was der Moras verschlang“ diese Hürde gemeistert haben könnt ihr nachfolgend in unserem ausführlichen Bericht zum neuen Album lesen.

Sonntag, 15 November 2020 13:57

News der Kalenderwoche 46

Auch diese Woche haben wir für euch wieder einen kleinen Auszug an Neuigkeiten aus der Metal Welt vorbereitet. Leider angefangen mit der angekündigten Auflösung der Band Ctulu. Darüber hinaus gibt es auch erfreulichere News, wie die Ankündigung vom neuen Therion Album und dem erstmaligen Erscheinen der vier Windir Alben auf Vinyl. Zudem konnte man am Freitag auch wieder virtuell einen kleinen Hauch von Live Action erleben, denn Blood Incantation spielten vor Onlinepublikum beim diesjährigen Adult Swim Festival. Dies und noch weitere Song- und Albenreleases haben wir für euch zusammengetragen.

Freitag, 13 November 2020 08:55

Markgraf - Markgraf

Eine bunte Mischung bieten uns Markgraf in ihrem gleichnamigen Debütalbum und warten mit kauzig-chaotischem Death/Black Metal mit einem sehr eigenwilligen Klangbild auf. Ob uns die Karlsruher mit dieser Kost überzeugen konnten, erfahrt ihr natürlich detailliert in unserem Review, bei dem wir das Werk auf unserem Seziertisch ausgiebig untersucht haben.

Dienstag, 03 November 2020 18:04

Seeker Of The Way – The Stars, Our Home

Übergänge zwischen Genres können oft fließend verlaufen, oder auch echte Experimente darstellen. Die finnische Band Seeker Of The Way hat diesen Versuch gewagt und eine Mixtur aus Power Metal und Spacerock zusammengeschnürt. Dabei entstand das 4 Song starke Album “The Stars, Our Home“, dass eigentlich eher den Charakter einer EP hat. Ob sie mit der Kombination der verschiedenen Musikstile den Nerv der Zeit treffen und in unserer Review Punkten können, haben wir für euch genauer unter die Lupe genommen.

Dienstag, 03 November 2020 09:37

Khors – Where The Word Acquires Eternity

Atmosphärischer, schwarz angehauchter Death Metal erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit in der Metal-Szene. Doch während überfütterte Szenegrößen wie Behemoth viel zu viel Aufmerksamkeit bekommen, die der Qualität ihrer Releases kaum noch gerecht wird, gelingt es wesentlich unbekannteren Bands, durch starke Releases und das passende Kämpferherz, enorm Fuß zu fassen in diesem Genre, zu ihnen gehört ganz klar auch Khors, die sich ihren Platz redlich verdient haben. Mit ihrem neuen Studioalbum “Where The Word Acquires Eternity“ wollen sie nun richtig durchstarten.

Montag, 02 November 2020 11:45

Totenwache - Kriegswesen

Seit einiger Zeit haben wir in der deutschen Black Metal Szene einige Bands, die sich klar aus der Masse herausheben und mit enorm viel Potential wahre Perlen aus dem Untergrund empor fördern. Totenwache kann man ganz klar mit zu dieser Fraktion zählen, denn das Debütalbum “Der Schwarze Hort“ konnte viel Anerkennung bei einer wachsenden Fangemeinde verbuchen. Nun legen die Hamburger mit einer EP namens “Kriegswesen“ nach und wir konnten vorab schon mal reinhören. Ob das neue Werk genau so durch die Decke geht wie die Debütscheibe, lasst es uns herausfinden.  

Samstag, 10 Oktober 2020 15:31

Interview with Lynda Basstarde from Furies

First Question, can you tell us a bit more about the bands history? Furies started around 2013 as an all-female Hard-Rock band. What leads you to your style nowadays and what kind of music did influence you in your career and life?

Lynda: Hello Phil, FURIES was indeed at first an all-female band led by Zaza Bathory (Drums) in 2013. Then in 2016, a friend of mine told me they needed a session bass player. My meeting with Zaza Bathory was amazing at this time because we had the same musical projects and the timing was perfect. So we decided to hire Billy Lazer (Guitars) who was hanging out with us, and I met Sam Flash (Guitars) in a bar and I invited him to audition for us, it was really an intuition. And actually, Sam and Zaza knew each other for a long time because they came from a small town in the suburbs of Paris. What a destiny filled with connexions and good vibes.

Concerning our influences and our music, we have a common base which is Heavy Metal like Judas Priest or even Annihilator. We like and listen to almost the same bands! And each one of us brings to our songs more specified elements. For example, Billy Lazer is really into Yngwie Malmsten and Symphony-X for example, Sam Flash is more into Thrash Metal like Exodus, Zaza Bathory also likes Death Metal like the band Death, and personally I really appreciate hard rock like Black Sabbath or even the black metal style. Our music is a result of all this alchemy which I think combines perfectly.

After your 2015 EP and the 2017 Demo “Unleash the Furies“, your first full-length Album “Fortune’s Gate“ is ready for its release on October 16th. What can you tell our readers about the writing process and the recording sessions?

During the writing process, we got to know each other musically so it was going faster on each new song. We are multi-composers so we have to deal with it. Usually, Billy or Sam bring one or two main riffs, and then we all create the rest. I write all the lyrics and the melody of them by inspiring me of the emotions that the songs reflect. We recorded the voice, the bass, the drums and the chorus at the Labomatic Studios in Paris with Igor Moreno and the guitars were recorded by our guitarist Sam Flash in his home studio. The whole was reamped, mixed and mastered By Simone Mularoni (DGM) at Domination Studio in Italy. We are very glad to have worked with them and we applied a lot to recording our instruments.

Will there also be a tape and vinyl release of the new album and what format do you personally prefer in your private collection?

Fortune’s Gate album will also be released on vinyl, with a special red edition disc ! I think it’s important in Metal to have this Vinyl format for the sound, the object it-self, and we can appreciate every detail of our cover made by Slo Sombrebizarre and enter our universe!

As we all know, this is a really difficult time for artists, venues and many other parts of music industry. How did Covid affect your band and what is your personal motivation to go through this bleak time?

Indeed this covid affected us regarding the shooting of the Music video of our single “You & I”. We rented a special studio in an audiovisual school and just the day before, we knew that it would be closed! We created the Video with special light effects on it but we couldn’t do it! So we shot the video changing everything.
We were supposed to play in Sweden, Denmark and Germany but all the gigs were cancelled and postponed so on the one hand we’re sad because we love to play live, to share our music, it’s important for us to be on stage but on the other hand, we can now have the time to deeply work on the release of this first album, and keep on composing new songs!

Concerts and tours are also almost impossible to organize for over half a year now and it seems there will still be hurdles in the near future. Is there a dream lineup or some bands you would like to make a tour with, when the pandemic is over?

Yes of course, before dying, we really want to share the stage with Judas Priest, Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne ! haha. When the pandemic is over, we really will appreciate to play in every city here in France and especially abroad.

Talking about dream line-ups, last year you had the chance to perform with Sortilège on Keep It True Festival. Tell us about your experience and do you have plans to play also with Furies there in the near future?

First I sang with Alexis (Hürlement band) in the Tribute band, and then Zouille came to re-form “Sortilège”. We were like a spiritual father and daughter for each other, he invited me to play as a guest singer and I really appreciate it as this band was very special and favorite for me, thanks to the magic songs and the perfect singing ! It was very unique to share all that songs live, with the whole band and the musicians of the Tribute band! With Furies, we hope to share the stage with them as soon as possible !

Do you have some other favourite Places where you wanna play in the future?

We were kindly invited to play at the Muskelrock Festival in Sweden but this show was postponed due to the covid, I had a great memory playing there with Sortliège and all the other Furies members were already convinced that it would have been a great moment! We really appreciate to play abroad, even in small venues and meeting people and of course, we would like to play again at our big french festival: the Hellfest.

For several years now we could experience an upcoming Heavy Metal Revival in many countries. Can you tell us a bit more about the French underground metal scene today?

The french underground metal scene is mainly composed by extreme metal bands like Death metal, Black Metal and Djent. But indeed, there is a sort of Revival in the french Heavy Metal Scene thanks to some old bands that are still here like ADX, Blaspheme, and we have some good and quality young heavy metal bands like Existance or Animalize.
In the meantime, bands like us like to play what they listen to and what there are. And lots of people even the youngest appreciate old school Heavy Metal.

Our last and classic question – Imagine you could meet your younger self ten years ago – What advice would you give to yourself with the knowledge of today?

I think we do not have to regret what we’ve done or what we’ve been through. It’s all that choices we made that create what happens now! I may believe in a sort of destiny if you stay positive. My different meetings with all the other members of FURIES happen in a very natural way, as if the timing was perfect, as if it exists a true connexion between us. Aslo, all our experiences we had with our different previous bands, our knowledge on the metal scene, and in practising our instrument, made us what we are and what we created: Furies!

Samstag, 10 Oktober 2020 14:22

Furies - Fortune's Gate

Auch in Frankreich scheint sich eine neue Generation von Heavy-Metal Maniacs zu formieren, denn nicht nur alte Haudegen wie Sortilège oder Blaspheme sind wieder in aller Munde. Auch immer mehr neue Bands schaffen es Akzente zu setzen. Ob Furies mit ihrem Debütalbum Fortune's Gate mit zu diesen Überfliegern gehören haben wir für euch angetestet.

Dienstag, 06 Oktober 2020 20:32

Pime - Akivasha

Dass die estnische Metalszene eine tiefe, schwarze Seele hat, das konnten wir mit unserer Dokumentation “Tallinn under the Horns“ schon eingehend beleuchten. Viele junge, talentierte Musiker treiben in zahlreichen Projekten gleichzeitig ihr Unwesen. Und so kann man auch Pime zu einer der aufstrebenden Bands im estnischen Black Metal zählen. Ob sie den Nerv der Zeit mit ihrer ersten EP “Akivasha“ getroffen haben, erläutern wir euch in den folgenden Zeilen.

Samstag, 19 September 2020 12:09

Time Rift – Eternal Rock

Echter, ehrlicher Rock im Spirit der 70er und 80er Jahre kann heutzutage oft gefunden werden, allerdings passt die Atmosphäre und der Sound oft nicht ganz zum Credo und das schmälert die Authentizität der Band. Mit Time Rift kommt ein wahres Power Trio aus dem Nordwesten der USA, genauer aus Portland, die mit ihrem Albumtitel den Nagel buchstäblich auf den Kopf treffen. Warum ihr genau in diese Platte mal genauer reinhören solltet, verraten wir euch im folgenden Review.

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