Video: Xaon release Eros!

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Xaon first got on the RMR metal detection radar with their EP Face of Balaam some years back. The full length The Drift followed in 2017, which already showed tendencies of abject symphonics on a bed of crunchy metal.

Now, the band followed this up with a new record called Solipsis in 2019 that sadly escaped our review pipe until now. Well, never say never, and this reviewer may still find time to get to it until the year is out.

Yet, here I stumbled across their newest video Eros from the aforementioned album. The change in direction really hits … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Ashlands release EP number I!

RockmusicRaider - Ashlands - Ashlands I - Album Cover

You gotta be brave to break into a metal genre that many have tried and few succeeded in. We are talking about the realm of blackened orgiastic atmospherics and the horrible plastic drum machine.

You guessed it.

This is the style that many like to call Black Metal, fueled by lores of fantasy novels and wide, enigmatic landscapes. Caladan Brood and Summoning come to mind straight off the bat.

Ashlands – from central Umbria in Italy – now started this journey into those fantastic lands of yonder wonders. The band plans to release a series of three EPs, all wrapped … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka and Bartłomiej Krysiuk seek The Truth.

RockmusicRaider - Batushka Controversy - The Truth by Bartłomiej Krysiuk

The saga of the two Batushkas continues, and the controversy with it. This time with a teaser of an upcoming video from Bart’s camp. One that should whisk all doubts about the trve story of Batushka to fairyland. And provide us with the genuine narrative of this convoluted affair.

Supposedly.

It is indeed true that Bartłomiej Krysiuk was not all that vocal about the ongoing Batushka controversy. A silence of the lambs of sorts. One probably brought about by the legal eagles of the mighty Metal Blade Records. The gold givers and enablers of posh touring and lavish … [...] Click to raid more!