Newsflash: Ashlands release EP number I!

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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!

Diabulus in Musica – The Wanderer (2012) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Diabulus in Musica - The Wanderer - Album CoverAt first sight, the Spanish band Diabulus in Musica sounds like yet another upstart in the Gothic / Symphonic Metal genre. Albeit a very talented one, judging by  The Wanderer, their newest concoction.

The name of the band derives from the famous tritone that was banned by the Catholic church to be used in their heavenly concoctions. Or devilish things will happen to the congregation. Like The Goat that will make an appearance on the unsuspecting churchgoers, or something.

It really sounds like we got new guys on the block, right?

Well kind of – and after their first [...] Click to raid more!