Tag Archives: afm records

Lordi – Monstereophonic: Theaterror vs. Demonarchy

The sun, it’s turned black! The moon, it’s blood red! And the dead have risen and are walking the face of the Earth. Sorry to disappoint you folks but it’s not the apocalypse, it’s the aporockalypse and who is that leading the way? None other than the Finnish supermonsters Lordi …

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The Last Vegas – Eat Me

                    The Last Vegas are an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. With influences from many genres including ‘70s classic rock and glam, ‘80s hard rock, heavy metal, garage and punk rock. Formed in 2003 The Last Vegas won Guitar Center‘s ‘On-Stage: …

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Lordi – ‘Scare Force One’

Lordi - Scare Force One

It may be four-fifths of a decade since Lordi firmly put their particular brand of comic book metal well and truly on the international map with their sensational, tongue-in-cheek win at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest – an achievement which equally abhorred and united metallians across the continent – but …

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Triosphere -The Heart of the Matter

Something I’ve always tried to do when going to a gig is to see the support acts. I’ve been surprised quite a few times that in some cases the supports were just as enjoyable as the main band. Triosphere are one of these bands for me. Almost 6 years since I …

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Evergrey-Hymns for the Broken

Heavy metal, in general, in it’s most simple terms deals mainly with strong view points or emotions be it hate, war, death, religion etc. Feelings of vunerability, sorrow or fear are only usually dealt with in passing, this tends to be because writing about such topics without sounding trite or …

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EDEN’S CURSE announce Exclusive Live Album Recording Show at Classic Grand, Glasgow in November

UK Melodic Metallers Eden’s Curse have announced a special one night only show at The Classic Grand, Glasgow on Friday  28th November. Supported by Swedes Coldspell. Paul Logue and Co., will be recording the show for a live album, which is due to be released by AFM Records in late …

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LYRIEL announce details of new album “Skin And Bones”

German Gothic Folk/Prog rockers Lyriel, based on the wonderful mix of vocalist Jessica Thierjung and the cello and backing vocals of Linda Laukamp, began life back in 2003, but since then have been ploughing a successful furrow in the Folk / Gothic Rock scene with the albums “Prisonworld”, “Autumntales”, “Paranoid …

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IRON SAVIOR release details for new album “Rise Of The Hero”

German power metal stalwarts Iron Savior will be returning to the album fray at the beginning of March, just two years after the success of their first album back after a four year break, “The Landing” (2011), which saw the band grace the stage of Hammerfest in 2013. Based around …

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Crystal Viper – Possession

Polish metallers Crystal Viper are back with their new album – Possession.  Like the previous album (Crimen Excepta), Possession is a concept album but whereas “Crimen Excepta” was about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, the new album is about a young girl called Julia who is possessed. In terms …

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Rhapsody Of Fire Interview with Alex Staropoli – December 2013

In 2006, the Italian ‘symphonic power metal’ band, Rhapsody, led by Alex Staropoli, changed their name to Rhapsody Of Fire due to trademark issues. Rhapsody was created by Luca Turilli and Staropoli. In 2011, after 18 years as co-leader of the band, Turilli left Rhapsody of Fire, on good terms, …

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Onslaught – “VI”

If ever the name of a band can describe their music then Onslaught certainly fit the bill judging by the ferocity of the material on their 6th studio album aptly titled “VI”. There have been some excellent thrash metal albums released in 2013 and “VI” is a worthy addition to …

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Gama Bomb – Interview with Philly Byrne and John Roche

Planet Mosh chats with vocalist Philly Byrne and guitarist John Roche of  Irish thrashers Gama Bomb in a noisy backstage area at Belfast’s Empire Music Hall, where the band were playing the second of two shows on one of their rare visits to their homeland. The interview starts by talking …

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U.D.O – Steelhammer.

Mr Udo Dirkschneider is back! The hard working gravel voiced front man will be releasing the 24th album of his career,surely one of the most prolific writers in metal and his latest solo effort is Steelhammer,released on May 24th 2013 via AFM Records. Many metal fans will know his name …

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Gothminister – Utopia

‘Utopia’, Norwegian darkened industrialists Gothminister’s fifth album, is a concept work based around the concept of ‘Mr Jekyll And Dr Hyde’ – with, on this occasion, the inspiration coming from band leader Bjørn Alexander Brem and the duality of his existence as a lawyer by day and heavy metal musician …

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Stahlmann – Adamant

At first listen, German electro-industrialists Stahlmann evoke immediate comparisons with fellow countrymen Rammstein – huge chugging, crunching riffs, backed by punchy rhythms… and vocals delivered in their native language!  Add in a penchant for covering themselves in silver paint on stage, and its a parellel which they make stupidly simplistic …

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D-A-D – Dic.nii.lan.daft.erd.ark (Deluxe Edition)

D-A-D first came to prominence outside their native Denmark when it was reported that the mighty Walt Disney corporation had threatened to sue their young asses unless they changed the band’s original name – Disneyland After Dark:  it was not that the quartet had deliberately set out to court controversy …

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Gama Bomb – The Terror Tapes

Ireland’s anarchic lads of thrash, Gama Bomb, return with a fourth album kicking and screaming that thrash lives, thrash is alive and well and hell mend anyone who says otherwise. Like an unruly younger brother they come, throwing themselves around like a whirling dervish, creating chaos, havoc and all manner …

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Lordi – Interview with Mr Lordi

With Finnish demi-gods Lordi’s new album, ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’, due for release on March 1st, Planet Mosh caught up with the sexy manbeast known as Mr Lordi to discuss his band’s new heavier direction, how he hasn’t given up on his love of classic ‘80s rock, the …

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Lordi – ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’

It’s hard to take Lordi seriously – but, by equal measure, it is hard not to take them seriously. Over the past 21 years – or 11 years in recording terms – Mr Lordi and the various vagabonds with whom he has teamed up on his quest to world domination …

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Voodoo Circle – ‘More Than One Way Home’

Us rock journalists are supposed to be reasonably savvy types, keeping our fingers on the pulses and knowing exactly what’s happening on this planet we call mosh, so we can impart our knowledge onto you, our millions of devoted and much lover readers. So, imagine my surprise when, completely unannounced …

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