Video: Infinitas release Skylla!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Infinitas - Skylla - Civitas InteritusThose having followed the RockmusicRaider webzine last year will certainly remember the Swiss band Infinitas and their 2017 album Civitas Interitus. The album was deemed delightful enough by the RMR deck crew to make it onto the 2017 Top 10 Records, too. And for good reason: Their tune still plays quite often on the mighty RMR music machine to this day.

Since the release of the album, the band went through a series of important line-up changes, but it appears that they are back on surer footing in the meantime. The band has been hard at work and just released their first video Skylla taken from the aforementioned album.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Doc Rotten are Sick & Suffering!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Doc Rotten - Sick & Suffering - Album CoverIt is insane, Doc Rotten continually remind me of old, pugnacious punk bands. A hint of The Pogues, raw and without the latter’s Irish veneer. A sip of grunge straight from Nirvana and the brutality of the Sex Pistols. And then this uncanny resemblance to old punk rock glories somehow got mixed up with some early Green Day in a sick kinda way. To top it, these guys did not resurrect themselves from the UK, but hail from Trenton, NJ in the good ‘ol US of A. Land o’ Trump and whatnot. So, this really is a good recipe for some punkishly rash pleasures going forward.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Blood of the Dragon – by and for Therion!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Therion - Blood of the Dragon - Album CoverBlood of the Dragon, Therion‘s limited edition collection of covers that just released this March 2018 is an eclectic piece of work not seen to date in the illustrious career of the metallers from Sweden. In cooperation with Stygian Crypt Productions and Possession Productions, the band compiled a savvy selection of covers on two CDs. One in tribute to Therion by a number of bands and the second disk with covers recorded by Therion along all these years the band has been active. 

As the Therion covers go, I took an insane liking to the super-dense, full-throated and meaty interpretation of Asgard (Secret of the Runes – 2001) of Antyra, the German metal storytellers from Leipzig.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Malacoda fancy Ritualis Aeterna!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Malacoda - Ritualis Aeterna - Album CoverMalacoda flapped about the RMR offices mutual conscience for a long while already, like one of them big fat vampire bats. The ones from places where the moon reigns supreme with its big, shiny fangs. Their EP Ritualis Aeterna initially released in December 2016 and now got on global distribution by this January 2018.

Named after a character in Dante Alghieri’s Inferno, Malacoda takes the idea of Gothic Metal to a next level. The band paints this vivid, slightly decadent debauchery of soundscapes in bold baroque and Victorian strokes. Some sort of a delicious, epic pandemonium, slightly reminiscent of Kamelot with a hint of Fleshgod Apocalypse and early Xandria at times.Got hooked? Raid this some more...