SANDSTONE – Behind The Scenes of “Epsilon Sky”

The release of SANDSTONE’s album “Epsilon Sky” is not that far away anymore. Here is a, well sort of, “Behind The Scenes” look of what happened during the making of the album.

“Epsilon Sky” out on November 5th, 2021.

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FIREWÖLFE – Conquer All Fear

In 2020 founding member/guitarist Nick Layton and bassist Bobby Ferkovich (Pamela Moore Band, Metal Church, Heir Apparent, Presto Ballet) sought to put a new powerful version of FIREWÖLFE together after singer David Fefolt left the band. By recruiting Seattle based guitar shredder Michael David (TKO), virtuoso drummer Marco Bicca (Pamela Moore Band, The Element, A Dying Planet) and Las Vegas based vocalist Freddy Krumins (James Byrd’s Atlantis Rising), the band was finally set.

“Conquer All Fear” is a powerful, mighty heavy metal album with a high melodic density. Produced and mastered by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Jack Starr, Hexx among others) and mixed by Cederick Forsberg (Crystal Viper, Marta Gabriel, Rocka Rollas, Blazon Stone among others), the album comes across as a tour de force of US Metal. Heavy riffs, melodic choruses, a thundering rhythm unit, excellent double guitar attacks and finely structured solos characterize the tracks. With Freddy Krumins’ voice, the new tracks seem elegantly rougher and take the new material to a new level. The core piece of the album is the “The Evil Eye Trilogy”. Versatility and heaviness go hand in hand. An album that blasts out of the speakers straight into your brain!

Cover artwork by Dusan Markovic (Dragony, Symphonity, Jag Panzer, Death Dealer).

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19. November 2021
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WONDERS – The Fragments Of Wonder

“The Fragments Of Wonder” moves in the musical sphere between Stratovarius and Beast In Black, spiced with a progressive touch. The production is powerful and guitar-heavy – an important feat because apart from catchy melodies and choruses, the guitar work is one of the outstanding trademarks and makes this album a real gem of the genre.

In 2020, the two EVEN FLOW musicians Pietro Paolo Lunesu and his brother Giorgio Lunesu (both from Sardinia) started a new cooperation with the Greek producer and keyboardist Bob Katsionis (ex Firewind).
After the trio had defined their musical goals, it was clear that more comrades would have to come on board the new band. What could be more obvious than to involve good friends like singer Marco Pastorino and bassist Luca Negro, both from TEMPERANCE.

Katsionis produced and mixed the album in his Sound Symmetry Studio in Athens. All musicians traveled from Sardinia to Greece especially for this purpose. “The Fragments Of Wonder” tends musically into the Power Melodic Metal corner without leaving out style-defining progressive elements – a bit comparable to early Stratovarius.

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12. November 2021
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SANDSTONE – Epsilon Sky

SANDSTONE is one of Ireland’s most persistent and most prolific metal bands and also played as the tour backing band of ex-Judas Priest fronter Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They are now back with their fifth studio album “Epsilon Sky”. Darker, heavier, more sophisticated and detached from all current trends, they present an album that is completely oriented towards the preferences of the musicians involved.

The band, founded in 2003 by guitarist Stevie McLaughlin and singer Sean McBay, can look back on four weighty albums so far, with their second album “Purging The Past” from 2009 even sparking the interest of Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson and he considered this with the statement, “this is the most impressive album to come from Ireland in many years”.

The band describes “Epsilon Sky” as an album for fans of deep, thoughtful songs in a compact‚ all killers no fillers‘ package, with the supporting elements of Metal, Hard Rock, and progressive tendencies unite perfectly.

“Epsilon Sky” is a firework of strong songs that can’t really be assigned to one genre, thus appealing to different target groups.

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05. November 2021
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FIREWÖLFE – new single on the way at full throttle

We are excited to announce that the second single and video from FIREWÖLFE’s upcoming album “Conquer All Fear” will be released Friday, October 22nd!

“Pedal To Metal” is the title of the new single, and as the name suggests it is a fast paced hard rocking tune about heavy metal, hot rods and never settling for less than your absolute best!

The song gets straight to the point with an uptempo groove, muscular riffs and shredding guitar solos, as well as a powerful vocal performance by Freddy Krumins with lyrics that sound like an anthem for all Heavy Metal fans.

So jump in the car, strap yourself in and come along for the exciting ride that is the new FireWölfe single “Pedal To Metal” on October 22nd!

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WONDERS “Pretender” single / video out today!

“Pretender” is the second song written by the band, a song full of pathos and emotions that involves the listener from the first to the last musical note. Its melodic and sometimes melancholic beginning evolves into a musical explosion when it comes to the refrain, giving way to a second part of an extremely Power Metalesque song with melodic traits, where the rhythm section and the vocalist are up and running strong.

We do recommend to give it a listen because we believe it is a beautiful song, that will make every fan of the genre around the world happy.

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DANIELE MAZZA – Immortals

Born in Cesena in 1987, Daniele Mazza is the founder, main songwriter and lyricist of the Symphonic Power Metal act Ancient Bards. With “Immortals”, he’ll appeal to a broad spectrum of classically oriented music fans – aficionados of film score giants such as Hans Zimmer (“Pearl Harbor”, “Rain Man”) as well as friends of New York’s bombast rockers Trans-Siberian Orchestra (“Beethoven’s Last Night”) or Sweden’s Stratocaster Paganini, Yngwie Malmsteen (“Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E-flat Minor”).

The facets of the eleven equally soulful and powerfully staged tracks reflect Daniele’s original passion for highly emotional film music – very much in the spirit of his admired legends Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix aka Two Steps From Hell and their work for numerous cinema blockbusters.

The solo voice of “Immortals” (on the balladesque track “Time To Go”) was contributed by soprano Sara Squadrani (Ancient Bards). Aresea vocalist Chiara Di Mare can be heard providing background vocals to accompany the choir sequences. The lead guitars magically hovering above the deep sound carpet are provided by Ancient Bards guitarist Claudio Pitronik

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29. October 2021
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WONDERS – short acoustic version of “Good & Bad”

WONDERS’ vocalist Marco wants to share with you a short acoustic version of “Good & Bad”!

The official videoclip of “Good & Bad” you find on YouTube

The debut album “The Fragments Of Wonder” will be released on November 12th.

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