WONDERS – album trailer released!

Message from the band:

“Good & Bad” was the first song written for this album. From there we followed in the wake towards that melodic Power Metal that we have always loved, from the classics of Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, to get to an even more modern mood like Beast In Black and Bloodbound. We are sure the fans of the genre will appreciate the speed parts, the choirs and the arrangements we have created”.

Their progressive melodic power metal album “The Fragments Of Wonder” will be released on November 12th, 2021.

WONDERS – The Fragments Of Wonder

During 2020, the brothers Pietro Paolo and Giorgio Lunesu of Even Flow started a new collaboration with producer and keyboardist Bob Katsionis, resulting in the birth of WONDERS – a new band in the European Melodic Power Metal scene.

WONDERS’ debut album “The Fragments Of Wonder”, produced by Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind, ex-Serious Black, ex-Revolution Renaissance, Outloud, Warrior Path), is an absolute masterpiece, where the vocal melodies delivered by Marco Pastorino (Temperance, Cristiano Filippini’s FLAMES OF HEAVEN, Virtual Symmetry, ex-Secret Sphere) and the rhythmic power-/progressive metal perfectly executed by the band intertwine harmoniously, resulting in a fantastic sound experience for the listener.

Finally the artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Angra, James La Brie, Dynazty, Firewind, Sirenia) adds the finishing touch to the concept of the album.

WONDERS are:
Marco Pastorino – Vocals
Pietro Paolo Lunesu – Guitars
Luca Negro – Bass Guitar
Bob Katsionis – Keys
Giorgio Lunesu – Drums

Release date: November 12th, 2021

November 12th, 2021
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WONDERS – debut album in November

During 2020, the brothers Pietro Paolo and Giorgio Lunesu of Even Flow started a new collaboration with producer and keyboardist Bob Katsionis, resulting in the birth of WONDERS – a new band in the European Melodic Power Metal scene.

WONDERS’ debut album “The Fragments Of Wonder”, produced by Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind, ex-Serious Black, ex-Revolution Renaissance, Outloud, Warrior Path), is an absolute masterpiece, where the vocal melodies delivered by Marco Pastorino (Temperance, Cristiano Filippini’s FLAMES OF HEAVEN, Virtual Symmetry, ex-Secret Sphere) and the rhythmic power-/progressive metal perfectly executed by the band intertwine harmoniously, resulting in a fantastic sound experience for the listener.

Finally the artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Angra, James La Brie, Dynazty, Firewind, Sirenia) adds the finishing touch to the concept of the album.

WONDERS are:
Marco Pastorino – Vocals
Pietro Paolo Lunesu – Guitars
Luca Negro – Bass Guitar
Bob Katsionis – Keys
Giorgio Lunesu – Drums

Release date: November 12th, 2021

BLACK MAJESTY –
The 10 Years Royal Collection
(Remastered)

Australia’s high decibel Metal scene is subject to certain rules. Because of the immense distance many of the hundreds of promising newcomers on the Australian scene never make it across the pond. The few combos who do manage to make the trip to Europe are a huge enhancement for the European scene. BLACK MAJESTY is one such band! Superb Power Metal with lots of melodies, finely spun prog elements and a huge portion of sheer joy and unbroken enthusiasm are the chief characteristics of Black Majesty. The Best Of contains songs of the first five albums, as well as rare Japan bonus tracks, acoustic versions and previously unreleased songs and demos with the whopping number of 31 remastered tracks on two CD’s.

Prelisten to the album and find direct links for streaming/downloading and buying options HERE!
 

Tracklisting:
    • Disc 1:
      01. Fall Of The Reich / 5:16
      02. Legacy / 4:17
      03. Sands Of Time / 5:40
      04. Dragon Reborn / 6:03
      05. Silent Company / 4:26
      06. Six Ribbons (Jon English Tribute) / 3:20
      07. Firestorm / 5:26
      08. Forever Damned / 5:10
      09. Into The Black / 5:08
      10. Tomorrowland / 4:48
      11. Far Beyond / 5:24
      12. Break These Chains / 4:49
      13. Wish You Well / 4:21
      14. Falling / 4:40
      15. Holy Killers / 5:10
      16. Edge Of The World / 4:19

      Disc 2:
      01. Chasing Time / 5:26
      02. Guardian (Acoustic Version) / 6:59
      03. Kingdoms / 4:15
      04. Memories / 5:37
      05. Silent Company (Acoustic Version) / 5:13
      06. Two Hearts / 4:35
      07. Hunt For You / 5:23
      08. Shine / 4:16
      09. Lycan / 4:50
      10. Everlasting (Previously Unreleased) / 4:55
      11. Forever Damned (Live) / 5:11
      12. Dying Innocence (Demo) / 4:49
      13. Take Me (Demo) / 4:21
      14. Sands Of Time (Demo) / 4:40
      15. Journeys End (Demo) / 5:10

    Total playing time 2:35:13
     

    • Best Of of the first 10 years of Australia’s premiere Melodic Power Metal act
    • Diversified mixture of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Hammerfall, and Helloween
    • Great reviews of their previous releases
    • Live Shows with Edguy, Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Dragonforce, Saxon, Nevermore, Paul DiAnno, etc. and performances at the Wacken Open Air Festival
14. September 2018
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SANDSTONE – Tides Of Opinion
Remixed Digital Re-Release

Since forming in 2003, SANDSTONE have been a favourite on the Northern Ireland pub and festival circuit, building a solid fan base. Known for their high energy and tight performances, the band have already toured the mainland on the back of this reputation. From Power Ballads to Prog Rock Epics, the band comprise of accomplished musicians with a maturity that flows with ease.
Following the success of their debut EP “Life Giving Sun” the band hit the road, winning the top prize at the Hammersmith battle of the bands along the way, and writing constantly, putting the final touches to the material that would make up their first full album ‘Tides of Opinion’, a slice of classic style hard-rock executed with confidence and power.

Enjoy this fully remixed and remastered piece of history, which is now available as digital download and includes three previously unreleased tracks.

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 1:14:59

 

Video Album Trailer


 

  • Re-Release of the thought after debut album.
  • Remixed and remastered.
  • Including three previously unreleased tracks.
27. April 2018
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ASTRALION – Outlaw

In the last ten years Finland has risen to become one of the world’s most potent suppliers of Heavy Metal. The number of bands without whom the scene would simply be unimaginable is enormous, and anyone who thinks that the country comprises solely of reindeer, snow and the taiga is definitely missing something. Despite Finland’s huge size, the music scene is closely linked and musicians from a number of different styles continue to get together to form new, interesting bands. ASTRALION is no exception. The band, christened in a pub in southern Finland five years ago, have now advanced so much that they are now releasing their second album, “Outlaw”. ASTRALION plays hard-hitting, melodic Power Metal, marked by needle-sharp guitar parts, huge keyboard melodies, lovely clear vocals and choruses which you can just imagine being sung by masses of fans. The band’s motto says it all: Forget the dragon, forget the sword – here’s true power from the chord!

Bands such as Sonata Arctica, Thunderstone, Hammerfall, Stratovarius, early Blind Guardian and Yngwie Malmsteen are the most noticeable influences of ASTRALION’s sound. That means broad choruses, voluminous melodies, racing guitar attacks as well as subtle neo-progged 6-string interludes. Whilst the album’s opener “Deathphone” is a steeply driven, whiplike hymne, “Black Adder” and “The Outlaw” are pure, melodic Speed Metal hammers to set the adrenalin flowing. “The Great Place Of The Sea” is a 10 minute long opus which reminds the listener somewhat of Alestorm, whilst “Sacrificed & Immortalized” stamps forwards with thrilling Malmsteenic solo parts. With “Wastelands Of Ice” the band recorded a semi-ballad in the style of the album’s predecessor’s track, “At The Edge Of The World” and as a song with a great melody will certainly be recognised as such.

“Outlaw” has all the ingredients to make the discerning heavy metal fan smile with satisfaction.

 

Tracklisting:


Total playing time 58:41

 

Video Album Trailer

 

  • Finnish band oriented in the style of groups such as Sonata Arctica, Thunderstone, Hammerfall, Stratovarius and early Blind Guardian.
  • Each musician can look back on many years of experience in bands such as Olympos Mons, The Addication and HumanGod.
  • Convincing, excellently produced melodic Power Metal with massive hymnal effects.
  • Established band in Finland with huge live experience.
13. May 2016
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HEAVENS GATE – Best For Sale!

From their first days in 1987 until their break in 1999, HEAVENS GATE were among the top representatives of German Heavy Metal. They had a large fan community, especially in Japan, and their albums are in high demand until today… Which justifies some special release, of course – ‘Best For Sale!’ is a perfect choice for the newbie and the stalwart longtime fan. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and recap the development of the band.

16 years after one of the best German Heavy Metal bands was heard of last, ‘Best For Sale!’ offers a great compendium of the quintet’s creative years. No doubt they have left their mark, and their albums are still in high demand. HEAVENS GATE were an integral part of the German Heavy Metal scene, and ‘Best For Sale!’ epitomises their unique sound: be it fast smashers or classic ballads – the boys deliver them with their impressive and distinctive style. Enjoy ‘Best For Sale!’ either as an introduction to the HEAVENS GATE catalogue or as a great essential legacy.

The first pressing will come in a slipcase containing a sticker plus 36x36cm poster.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. In Control / 5:09
  •  02. Surrender / 4:01
  •  03. Tyrants / 4:22
  •  04. Path Of Glory / 4:16
  •  05. Livin’ In Hysteria/ 4:37
  •  06. The Neverending Fire / 4:32
  •  07. Flashes / 3:23
  •  08. Best Days Of My Life / 5:53
  •  09. Gate Of Heaven / 4:36
  •  10. Under Fire / 3:39
  •  11. White Evil / 5:00
  •  12. Rising Sun / 3:31
  •  13. He’s The Man / 4:19
  •  14. Planet Earth / 4:16
  •  15. The Edge / 3:33
  •  16. Noah’s Dream / 10:08
  •  17. Mastermind / 4:05

Total playing time 79:13

 

  • In the 1990’s, HEAVENS GATE were among the most successful and most exciting German Metal bands.
  • Immense success in Japan.
  • Back catalogue is in high demand.
  • This 17 song “Best Of” compilation features superb remastered material from all of their full-length albums.
  • Three bonus tracks for Digital Download and Streaming.
  • Guitarist Sascha Paeth has become a renowned producer.
10. July 2015
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ASTRALION – Astralion

The fact that ASTRALION comprises of former members of bands such as Olympos Mons, The Addication and HumanGod has the advantage that we have experienced musicians with a firm and clear target ahead of them. The musical direction of the Finns was influenced by bands such as Sonata Arctica, Thunderstone, Hammerfall, Stratovarius, early Blind Guardian and Y. Malmsteen. In a nutshell then we are talking about broad choruses, voluminous melodies, galloping guitar attacks as well as tactful, neo-progged 6-string inserts. Speed is an important characteristic of ASTRALION’s style, similar to early Sonata Arctica work but with higher melodic content. Yet on the other hand you cannot miss a touch of Teutonic-Metal a la Helloween. The motto of the band is very apt: “Forget the dragon, forget the sword, here’s true power from the chord!”

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Mysterious & Victorious / 5:22
  •  02. The Oracle / 5:34
  •  03. At The Edge Of The World / 4:11
  •  04. When Death Comes Knocking / 4:32
  •  05. We All Made Metal / 5:41
  •  06. Black Sails / 5:36
  •  07. To Isolde / 5:25
  •  08. Computerized Love / 5:26
  •  09. Mary (Bloody) / 6:05
  •  10. Five Fallen Angels / 5:14
  •  11. Last Man On Deck / 13:15

Total playing time 66:21
 

Video Album Trailer


 

Videoclip “At The Edge Of The World”


 

Videoclip “We All Made Metal”


 

  • Finnish band oriented stylistically towards bands such as Sonata Arctica, Thunderstone, Hammerfall, Stratovarius and early Blind Guardian.
  • All the musicians can look back on year-long experience with bands such as Olympos Mons, The Addication und HumanGod.
  • Expressive melodic Power Metal Hymns.
14. November 2014
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