06:39 - deadone I don't even buy all 9s. Some of it I just don't see as something I'd listen to regularly often enough and other stuff I just can't get (*sniff* Skyclad)
06:36 - deadone I meant literal buy which in turn means I'm going to listen to it repeatedly at home where I only listen to CDs.
06:34 - Fearmeister No, I'm poor. by 'buy-threshold' ;, I mean that you have the album take up a more or less permanent place in your music collection
06:31 - deadone As for 10s, give me an album that keeps me enthralled from start to finish and I'll give it a 10.
06:24 - deadone Oh and do you buy CDs/LPs? I notice your collection is only 43 albums. Obviously it might not be up to date.
06:21 - deadone And sometimes I buy a song based on a casual listen or even a single song (e.g. Arsis A Celebration Of Guilt when it came out).
06:19 - deadone Fearmeister, I don't necessarily have a buy threshold. Occassionally I buy random CDs without ever having listened to the band (e.g. Warbringer or Switchblade). Doesn't happen as much these days due to lack of decent CD shop
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Today - Dragonherb
Ongoing contract with LIMB Music since 2012(!), they released their debut album "Legends" worldwide in 2012 with critical success (for example: German Metal Hammer awarded 6 out of 7 points (http://www.metal-hammer.de/das-archiv/article421294/dragony.html )). Their second album will be released in late 2015, and two musicians of this band are now part of Visions Of Atlantis. Dragony played club gigs with bands like Sonata Arctica, Paul Di'Anno or Primal Fear (and soon Blind Guardian), along with a few festivals. I think it's high time this band is registered on metalstorm. Also, they seem to have more fans than a few "recognized" austrian bands. Plus, they are active since 2007.
Today - diamondblack
CYRAX is the meeting of inventive Italian musicians living in the neighborhoods of Milan. All begins in 2012, when Marco Cantoni was intended to realise a heavy metal album: he meet Antonio Rubuano and Paolo Musazzi, and they instantly start writing music. Based on some original Marcos's ideas, Cyrax's songs were written in late 2012, gradually assuming strong progressive and experimental traits. During that time a young singer, Davide De Stefano, offered important contributions in writing vocal lines and drawing the copious choirs characterizing Cyrax's music. At the beginning of 2013 Cesare Ferrari and Paolo Biocchi join the project. In march the group records its debut album, Reflections, which has been worldwide published in october 2013 by Musea. The recording sessions toke place @ RecLab Studio during march 2013. Sound engineers were Larsen Premoli (Fire Trails) and Matteo Bolzoni. Larsen, who also gave important keyboard contributions, appears as guest.
29.03.2015 - diamondblack
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, "Declamatory" have been a Melodic Thrash Metal band since their inception in 2000, when Toni Watzinger (guitar) joined forces with vocalist Robert Scholich, bass player Marcus Kuscherka and drummer Fabian Weber. In spite of their lack of formal preparation with their respective instruments, the band members set out to find a very special chemistry, fuelled by the will to create some genuine kick-ass metal!
28.03.2015 - Jujitsu-man
The Spanish band "Sphinx" disbanded last year. 3 of their members, and the Romanian singer Cosmin formed Snakeyes and now they're at full work. 1 EP and 1 LP released so far, very good critics, playing this summer in some important national festivals... Such a blast.
27.03.2015 - diamondblack
039 come from Italy (nearby Milan) and we play progressive metal together since 2011.
After been through several on stage performances, we decided to record our first full length "Amalgama" which is going to be released in Spring 2015 (Bitterpill Music).
26.03.2015 - diamondblack
Sensorium is a Female fronted Symphonic power Metal band from Israel founded in 2012 by Michael Timoshko (lead guitar) and Sasha Korg (keyboards).
With Sergey Golikov (rhythm guitar) the band started seeking for the drummer, which they've found accidently in a musical instruments store. In this way Carolos Bartov became the drummer of Sensorium.
After posting an ad on several metal forums, Edi Lemishov (bass) and Ksenia Glonty (opera vocals) joined the band.
After working on some songs the band started performing on different stages in Israel.
During 2012 Sensorium recorded two demos: "Mirrors" and "End of the World" at "Black Horizons" studious.
At 2014 the band started working on a debut album "The Art of Living". The album is recorded and produced by Erez Yohanan at "Cast Iron Music".
During 2014 Edi Lemishov and Sergei Golikov have left the band.
Gilad Bardo and Anton Feldman joined the band as a bass guitarist and rhythm guitarist, respectively.
Our debut album "The Art of Living" is now on its final stages before the release.
22.03.2015 - LAZBriganti
Ossonor est un groupe grenoblois qui s'est formé courant Aout 2013 à l'initiative de Francesca GALLO la chanteuse et Mikael RATEL, le guitariste. Rapidement, le reste des membres intégrèrent la formation. L'idée était d'abord de faire du métal symphonique à l'appui de la chanteuse dont la voix est lyrique. Mais avec les influences diverses des membres qui le composent, Ossonor s'est vu opter pour des styles très différents dans ses compostions comme la musique de films ou le death métal tout en restant dans un univers sombre et orchestré.
Ossonor is a symphonic metal band from Grenoble, formed in August 2013 by the singer, Francesca GALLO and the guitarist, Mikael RATEL who was quickly followed by the other members of the formation. At first, the idea was for the band to be focused on the singer's lyrical voice. But due to the various influences of its members, Ossonor opted to add different styles in its compositions, such as film music or death metal while maintaining a dark and orchestral universe.
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Influences: Hans Zimmer, Nobuo Uematsu, Two Step From Hell, Nightwish, Xandria, Epica, Rhapsody, Dimmu Borgir, Shade Empire, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Danny Elfman, Septicflesh.
Eternal Youth (Single) 2014
Dreadful (EP) 2014
Mikaël Ratel - Guitars, Vocals (2013-present) [ex-Mindwake]
Francesca Gallo - Vocals (lead) (2013-present) [ex-Mindwake]
Clement Bencetti - Bass (2014-present)
Niels Quiais - Drums (2014-present)
Eliott Tordo - Keyboards (2014-present) [Mindwake]
22.03.2015 - diamondblack
AUTOMATON is THE steampunk power metal troupe. They've played national conventions and acts with their steampunk-themed costumes, goofy stage antics and glory-seeking lyrics. Imagine a powerful, melodic metal sound mixed with folk metal spirit and a retro-futuristic aesthetic. Expect a high-energy performance. Bring your tankards, top hats and Maverick guns to sing along and head bang.
21.03.2015 - diamondblack
Progressive Metal band from US. Not much information available on this band at this stage. Band has released full length album and available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/phantomic
21.03.2015 - diamondblack
Sertannia is a Heavy Metal band created in 2002 from the dream of two mates, Anderson Pinheiro and Guimarães Junior. Through the new group their wish of showing the world some original compositions was about to be fulfilled. The first band formation featured Anderson Pinheiro (Vocals), Sindarin Jr. (Guitars), Jonathan Cardozo/Jésio: (Bass), Fernando Oliveira (Keyboards)and Ricardo Oliveira: (Drums).
20.03.2015 - diamondblack
On Dec 5 the bed tracks were laid for 'The Journey Begins...' . Recording was in the spring of 1999 and it was mixed soon after. The CD was shipped to Quebec for production in July 1999 and August 6 marked the release of Snake Eyes' debut CD 'The Journey Begins..' in select stores in Canada and Dublin Ireland. The Journey Goes Live...... Snake Eyes began by playing local shows at clubs in the Vancouver area. The energy level was high and the live show was something to be seen. Some of the nightclubs they played were : Champagnes , Studebakers, The Columbia Hotel, The Brickyard and The Cobalt. All prominent local clubs. March 2nd 2001 marked the Bands first Television appearance on the VTV Breakfast show, which included playing Dream Girl and new song Anonymous live . That same night they played a headline show at the Brickyard Club, which is one of Vancouvers premier Metal Clubs. It was time to take the show to Europe.