Monday, February 25, 2013

A playlist for your study: Ensiferum - Token of Time


 Hey guys! As you may have noticed from my posts, I'm a student. Through years, I realized that studying while listening to music helps a lot. In general, I tend to be more focused on doing something when I'm listening to music I really enjoy. In particular, metal/rock gives me the rhythm and the pace I need to become more efficient. So I've decided to share with you one of my playlists. It includes some Metal and Rock songs.




It may not work as well as it works for me since a lot of students prefer to study on silence or with relaxing songs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Intervals - In Time (EP)

As a progressive metal fan, I’m bringing to you a prog metal EP by Intervals. Entitled ‘In Time’, the EP is a typical progressive metal EP. Yeah, it has very good songs. Though, it doesn’t bring anything that we haven’t seen before. A nice sound with some futuristic details(i.e. some electronic parts) is what you can expect. That’s all I can say for now. I don’t feel inspired today...

Some information about the band and this EP
Year: 2011
Country: Canada
Genre: Progressive Metal
Members:
Matt De Luca - Bass
Anup Sastry - Drums
Lukas Guyader - Guitars
Aaron Marshall - Guitars


'It times' Tracklist:
1.Alchemy
2.Mata Hari
3.Tapestry
4.Momento
5.Epiphany


This EP is available for free in digital format. You just have to enter 0$ when asked. Though, it would be nice if you could contribute with something (there's no minimum).




Remember: If you liked their sound, support them!



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Landforge, the one-man band

Hey rockers! Ready for another musical suggestion? During my non-stop search I came across with this very pleasant band, Landforge. This is a one-man band! The genre is Atmospheric Doom Metal/Post-Rock. His music is very relaxing (in a metal way, of course!). There are no lyrics, no voices, just the wonderful harmonization of instruments and in my opinion that’s more than enough. What I mean is you can get the message, the feelings he wants to transmit through his songs just by using instruments – just like any good atmospheric metal band. That’s where the beauty of atmospheric metal resides: the ability to create an involving and deep ambience with instruments. In the same track of this band you can feel melancholic and sad but at the same time brave and fearless. Of course, it is a personal interpretation but I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same way or similar. Just let his sound addict you like a drug. It may look insane how just a single person can play all those instruments with that quality and how he’s capable of compose those songs. Amazing…



Year: 2011
Country: UK
Genre: Post Doom/Post Rock/Post Metal/Sludge/Atmospheric
Member:
Stephan Carter – All instruments


Creation Cycle is the band’s debut album, released in 2011.
Tracklist:
1. The Unveiling
2. Archipelago
3. Verdant
4. Wheat
5. Pillars of obsidian
6. Artifice
7. Erasure



Servitude to Earth is the second album, released in 2012.
Tracklist: 
1. First Watch
2. Enchantress
3. Triquetra
4. God-Figure
5. Pilgrim
6. Phalanx 

Both albums are available for free in digital format. You just have to enter 0$ when asked. Though, it would be nice if you could contribute with something (there's no minimum).


Myspace

Remember: If you liked it, support the band

Friday, December 14, 2012

Heavy Metal Television, a New online TV channel

The Heavy Metal Television was launched! It is a free online stream dedicated exclusively to Metal and Rock, streaming worldwide 24 hours a day in hi-def video and hi-fi audio.

Heavy Metal Television intends to bring the classic MTV format back to life with video clips of both classic and new bands. The channel will also feature special and rare contents, segments of interviews and some live performances.

You can watch it anytime you want. Just hit the image which is right on the side bar. Check this awesome project right now, you won't regret!


Keep Rockin'!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Metallica is now on Spotify

Metallica is now on Spotify!
  
"We're beyond excited to announce that music from every single Metallica album is now streaming on Spotify! In our never ending quest for total control of the way our music is presented, we always make it a point to be sure that we are offering you the very best service by partnering with ground-breaking technology companies. So with that said, we are extremely proud to be a part of Spotify, who not only has a proven track record, but is by far the best streaming service."
"We're always looking for more ways to get our music out to you, whether it's streaming live videos through our tour page on this site or offering downloads of live shows through LiveMetallica.com. Connecting with Spotify was the next logical step and we can't wait to see what the future brings!"
Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 and has grown into a massive world-wide service with on-demand access to over 20 million songs. You can create and manage all your play-lists, share them with your friends and add to them by importing MP3's you already own. Now you can also take Spotify with you through their new mobile app. Nowadays, Spotify is available only in several countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Source: Metallica.com



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mastodon is working on a song to Disney's MONSTERS INC. prequel

A couple of days ago, the band posted the following status update:
"writing and recording a song for the new monster's inc.  movie!!"
This status refers to Monsters University, the prequel to the Disney/Pixar movie Monsters Inc. scheduled for release on June 21, 2013. We will have to wait until this date to hear this new song. How awesome is that? I mean, it's a Mastodon song in a nice movie.

It won't be the band's first adventure into the animated world. The band makes a legendary appearance in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie, which can be seen right below.



I'm sure all of us will be pleased if they do something like that!

 Keep Rockin'!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Existem - Existem (2011)

Hey guys! First of all, My apologies for the lack of activity lately. I had a lot of work in the past few weeks.

Anyway, to cheer you up I’m bringing to you as usual another free album. This time I found a fairly good progressive metal band called: Existem. This band is quite recent (May, 2010) but they have a lot of potential. 

The album I’m reviewing here is ‘Existem’ which is available for free as usual in this section. Regarding the album’s genre itself , an interesting aspect is the fact that in the same track you can listen to grunting/growling parts with heavy riffs as well as  ambient instrumental passages and jazzy parts with clear vocals. The way they do that change in this album is just amazing! You may find that change a bit forced or sudden but it sounds good to me.  Well I won’t say much more. You can find more information about them and this album right below.

Year: 2010
Country: Kansas City, USA
Genre: Progressive Metal

Members:
Brad Trinkl - Guitars, Synth, Glockenspiel
Chris Gochis - Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Ben Chipman - Bass, Vocals, Mandolin
Matthew Chipman - Drums, Percussion

Tracklist:
1.Embryonic     
2.From Whence We Came                         
3.Astral Seas                                    
4.Flatline 

This album is available for free in digital format. You just have to enter 0$ when asked. Though, it would be nice if you could contribute with something (there's no minimum).


Free and Legal digital format: Download

 Remember: If you liked their sound, support them! 
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