\r\nSo… this is Hostal Handshake from Athens.Listening to their first album “Hellish” I found myself surpised in the most positive way. First of all Hostal Handshake sounds equal to foreign bands like Kyuss, Monster Magnet or Spiritual Beggars.
Retro Grave is the new project by Jeff “Oly” Olson, drummer of Doomfathers Trouble. This Sametitled EP, contains 5 tracks in doom rock sound with many Pink Floyd – ish psychedelic parts. All music composed , performed and produced by Jeff Olson who also sings in this release.
The band See Red from Britain returns with their second effort, their second EP “Rise”
\r\nΤο προηγοÏμενο album των ΣουηδÏŽν Satariel Î®ταν\r\nÎνα τυπικÏŒ μελωδικÏŒ Death Metal δισκÎ¬κι, χωρÎ¯ς κÎ¬τι το ιδιαÎ¯τερο.
\r\nAbout a year ago, Ronny Milianowicz, drummer of Dionysus, leaves the group in order to try different musical paths. With the addition of the bass player (also in Dionysus) Nobby Noberg, Toya Johansson on the guitars and Jan Thore Grefstad (Highland Glory) on vocals, and with Jens Bogren on the production (Dionysus, Hammerfall, Symphony X etc), they release their first album, titled "In shadows lost from the brave". It is a Power metal album, with many "dark" parts, which differentiates it from the cheerful feeling that a solid power metal album can give you.
Zandem is a project by Alan Kelly, known from his “Shy” days and the Greek guitarist Babis Kaisas. The selftitled cd I got here is a demo CD with 10 Melodic Hard Rock / AOR tracks in it.
\r\nTen tracks composed by Babis Kaisas, who despite the songwriting plays also the Rhythm and some Lead licks in this Demo CD, all the other instruments played by Mr. Kelly, as well as the vocals.
\r\nThis is no longer war... This is cold-blooded murder! When an album begins like that, then the least that we must wait for is that it will blow up our brains. The abilities of Impaled to create unique Gore moments with a great potion of Death Metal are well known and they are not disputed.
The empire of Kyuss unfortunately no longer exists. However, to our benefit, there are bands which one way or another are related to them. One of them is Hermano, the band of the singer John Garcia which was formed 10 years ago as a project but ended up being a full time band which recently made it in our country. ...Into The Exam Room is their new, third in the row full length release of Hermano and in it everyone can find a different element he or she will like.
\r\n"The Awakening" is the first demo for the Greek Chthonian Alchemy. The band started in early 2006 by Andreas "Denwar" and Grigoris Pavlis and their music is dark/gothic metal in the vein of Rotting Christ, Sentenced and Tiamat. The demo consists only by two tracks.
The Australian Michael Hilder provides us with his first effort under the title“The Storm part One: The Search for The Grail” and it’s about a concept album about the Medieval times, and in specific, is a fantasy tale created by Michael Hilder and probably will be two more albums to come with the same concept.