Saturday, October 20, 2012

Psychocean – Embryonal Confinement

Today I'm bringing to you Psychocean. Unfortunately, this is a very unknown band. They don't even have an entry at Metal Archives! What a waste! The first thought that came across my mind after listening to the first track was 'Hey I've already listened to something similar'. Then I realized the deep influence they had: Tool. They are probably the best Tool-inspired band that my ears have ever listen to. They have a lot of potential and I really hope they become widely known as deserved. One last note: the vocals are amazing too. Well I'm done with the writing, let's just listen to it!

Country: Italy
Genre: Progressive Metal /Rock, Psychedelic
Marco Giarratana - Vocals
Michele Cigna - Guitars 
Stefano Di Francisca - Bass
Antonio Calandra - Drums
1 - Overtones 
2 - Magmatism
3 - Birds Fly Deep Underneath The Water Expanse
4 - Embryonal Confinement

This album is available for free in digital format. Though, you can buy its physical format for a bargain. 

Free and legal digital format: Download
Official Homepage

Remember: If you liked their sound, support them!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees 2013

The nominations for the class of 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame were announced recently.

But what is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry through the genre of rock music."
from Wikipedia.
Nominees for 2013:
·    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
·    Chic
·    Deep Purple
·    Heart
·    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
·    Albert King
·    Kraftwerk
·    The Marvelettes
·    The Meters
·    Randy Newman
·    N.W.A
·    Procol Harum
·    Public Enemy
·    Rush
·    Donna Summer 

Some of these bands are globally known such as Deep Purple, Rush or Heart. 

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.
 For the first time ever, the public will be able to vote along with industry insiders for the bands. Fans can cast their votes until December 5th for the nominees they'd like to see inducted.

You can vote HERE without any kind of registration. 

Vote wisely!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wacken Open Air (W:O:A)

             As a metal fan, I’m sure you know what Wacken ( W:O:A) is. However, some people who just arrived to this metal world may not know what it is. So, I’m gonna talk a bit about Wacken, the world’s most famous metal festival.

What is Wacken Opem Air (W:O:A)?

The logo of the Wacken Open Air festival is a dead cow head
Wacken Open Air is a summer open air heavy metal music festival. It takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany.
The festival was first held in 1990 as an outlet for local German bands to get some publicity. It was founded by  Thomas Jensen and Holger Hübner.
By the late '90s, the festival became an international event, with bands from all over the world performing on one of the festivals four stages. In 1998 it already had over 70 bands from all over Europe, North America and Australia.
In 2002, Wacken began to last three days. Since same year, the Wacken Firefighters, the local volunteer fire department band, opens the festival.
W:O:A is usually held at the beginning of August. During these three days the festival-goers camp on several large camping grounds surrounding the actual festival area. The bands perform across some separate stages over the course of the event.
Nowadays, it has about 80,000 festival visitors every year.
In the last edition (2012), 8 months before the opening of the festival all 75.000 tickets were sold. The W:O:A 2012 took place with 137 bands, performing on seven stages.
The 2013 edition is already sold out as well. So if you want to go to W:O:A you'll have to wait for the 2014.
Take a look at the official trailer of Wacken 2013:

As you can see, it will another great edition with bands like Deep Purple, Arch Enemy, Nightwish or Anthrax  and so much more.

To finalize, just a small curiosity: Metallica never perfomed on Wacken. I guess they're too mainstream or too expensive to fit Wacken's lineup.
This is the stage where every metal band wants to play.

Official Homepage: Wacken
Keep Rockin'
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