Newsflash: Hartsbane release As Summer Dies!

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RockmusicRaider - Hartsbane - As Summer Dies - Album CoverI always thought the Germans beat everyone to the punch with their proverbial efficiency. But here we have Hartsbane, who state that they will launch their new EP As Summer Dies on 20 April 2019 at 20.00 h, or so it says on their website.

Well, I’ll be damned. There you go for 20/20 foresight. This puts even the Swiss to shame, where trains need to leave on the millisecond. Lest a national emergency be declared swiftly and without remorse.

But jokes apart and whatever the case may be, the Israelis from Hartsbane trade in a somewhat watery mix [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: First EP for Space Cult!

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RockmusicRaider - Space Cult - EP - Album CoverIt took me a while to figure out where I already heard this kind of free-wheeling style. This chanting about the soundscape that kinda goes all over the place, but still keeps you glued to the boombox. Even if it is not quite ‘your style’. 

Right!

Lenore S. Fingers it was, from Italy. Alternative Metal of sorts with a somewhat confusing song structure. Only here, Space Cult present a similar tune, but fully embedded on rocky shores only. With no metal anywhere in sight.

And you know what? Their newest newest and first EP also contains a fair share of [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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RockmusicRaider - Delain - Hunter's Moon - Album CoverI am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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