Newsflash: Damage Limit Crank it Up!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Damage Limit - Crank - Album CoverIt must be the long, cold nights in Finland that drives people to music when the wind howls through the empty tundra and frozen forests. And you got a friggin’ wave of ’em bands rolling down on ye from yonder lands. RockmusicRaider just did a piece on Moonsorrow and their stellar latest offering. And covered a felt gazillion of Finnish bands since the blog’s beginnings. Now, here we go again: Of course, Damage Limit and their EP Crank – signed to Secret Entertainment – do not boast the latter’s style at all. They more remind me of a less cheeky, yet more down-to-earth version of Bear Bone Company.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Smokey Fingers – Promised Land (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Smokey Fingers - Promised Land - Album CoverSometimes it does the soul good to be transported to yonder laid back times of Easy Rider (the film), Doc Hollyday, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the likes. Just makes you want to put on your cowboy boots, hunt for these tight jeans, don a Stetson and go a-cruisin’. Down dusty highways, across broken service stations to stop at a saloon in a windy town for beers, burgers and fun.

Now, when I first saw the trailer Smokey Fingers issued and these guys talked in Italian, I scratched my head, not sure where this was all heading. But then you start twirling Promised Land and out comes stellar Stoner Rock of the Southern kind, (Italian tainted) drawl and all.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Black Absinthe show Early Signs of Denial!

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Black Absinthe! Ah, a hint of the forbidden and past debauchery, but it is not the green fairy, it is the black one. From Canada, no less. An interesting choice for a band name, getting you really interested in what’s actually coming to you. The band just served their newest EP Early Signs of Denial to the drinking – ahem – the music-loving public and it is a good one to boot. 

Being very active in and around the Toronto scene since 2011, they will now focus on a cleaner, heavier and more professionally produced sound going forward to reach the masses. Then they up the ante: In the bands own words, they plan to deliver – and I quote “…an emphasis of crushing modern tone, polished instrumental sections, soaring vocals and a blending of contemporary and classic metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...