Tag Archives: massacrerecords

5 STAR GRAVE speak to Planetmosh.

Following the release of their excellent second album ‘Drugstore Hell’, we caught up with vocalist Claudio Ravinale and guitarist Thierry Bertone and chatted about the bands history and future plans, and their views on the music biz. First of all, many thanks for taking time out to speak to us …

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The Iniquity Descent, “The Human Apheresis” cd.

  This album represents the bands full length debut, having formed in 2009 and released two critically acclaimed E.P.’s, the timing was obviously right to unleash “The Human Apheresis” onto a worldwide audience following signing to Massacre Records. Hailing from Finland the band fall firmly into the Black Metal genre …

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5 Star Grave – Drugstore Hell

  The Italian mob return with a storming second album. Produced by none other than Tobias Lindell, who’s credits include Europe, Hardcore Superstar,and Crashdiet amongst others, it’s obvious that the band have gone full tilt this time to launch a worldwide assault on the worlds ears. The vocals of Claudio …

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Disaffected “Rebirth” cd.

  If ever an album title could be deemed as apt for a band then this surely is it. Formed in Portugal in early 1991 Disaffected released a few demos whilst tinkering with the line up before releasing the full length album “Vast” in 1995, an album which still stands …

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Deride, ‘The Void’ cd.

  Hailing from Norway this is the bands first release since deciding to take a break following 2003’s ‘First Round Knockout’. Having originally burst through on the crest of the Nu-Metal wave, thankfully they had the sense to take a step back and take stock of their career, rather than …

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Winter’s Verge – ‘Beyond Vengeance’ cd.

  Cyprus may not have a massive Metal scene but Winter’s Verge are as good as it gets in the Melodic Power Metal genre. ‘Beyond Vengeance’ marks the bands third and without doubt most impressive release to date . Not far short of an hours worth of thundering, technically complex …

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Catamenia, ‘The Rewritten Chapters’ cd.

  This is actually the bands 11th full length release believe it or not, in a career that spans some 16 years and having had more than their fair share of line up changes. This latest release however is more than just a run of the mill, treading water, label …

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Awaken Demons tell it as it is. (interview)

Ciao guys, firstly many thanks for taking time out to talk to us, you’€™ve been together now€™ since 2007, how did it all start? NICK: Everything started in 2007, the idea wasn’t to be a classic hardcore band, just to have fun, the idea was to do just  a few …

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The Best Of Illdisposed, 2004 – 2011

The band are scheduled to release their new album proper somewhere around September time on Massacre Records but if you can’t possibly wait until then , you can indulge yourself in this digital only ‘Best Of’ release. The guys have an extensive back catalogue to choose from as well , …

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Darkseed, ‘Astral Darkness Awaits’ Digital Only Release.

It’s hard to believe that counting the early Death Metal demo’s Darkseed have been around for 20 years, and what an eventful career it’s been with founding members leaving then rejoining only to leave again, the band even effectively disbanding for a short period around 2007. Thankfully they persevered with …

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Awaken Demons, ‘Awaken Demons’.

The Italian Metalcore heroes return with their first full length offering for a couple of years, and boy is it worth the wait. Pedal to the metal riffs abound from start to finish , tracks such as the blistering ‘Phoenix’ and ‘Under The Glass’ guaranteed to blow away even the …

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Zero Degree’s Sebastian interviewed.

  Planetmosh caught up with German melodic Death Metal’s brightest hope to discuss past, present and future. Thanks for taking time out to talk to us. Firstly take us back to the start of the band, how did you all get together? Hi Simon, thank you for having us! The …

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Power Metallers , Nightqueen interviewed.

Planetmosh caught up with the Symphonic Power Metallers for a bit of history, the present and future plans. Founder member, guitarist , songwriter and all round nice guy Rex Zeco answered our questions. As a band you were formed in 2004 but it’s taken until now for the full length …

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Gun Barrel ‘Brace For Impact’ cd review.

Although this is the bands 5th studio album release in a career spanning some 12 years, the UK has yet to latch on to the German guys offerings, until now that is, for this should turn a fair few heads with a truly winning formula of dirty, sleazy, metal tinged …

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Voices Of Destiny, ‘Power Dive’ cd Review.

This is the follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘From The Ashes’, and the band have obviously come a long way in the short time since, ‘Power Dive’ has a much tighter more accomplished feel than it’s predecessor . Female vocalist Maike Holzmann sounds supreme, able to deliver …

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Irdorath, ‘Dekonstrukteur des Fleisches’, cd review.

Formed in 2005 Irdorath can hardly be described as newcomers ,although here in the U.K. we may not be so familiar with the band. All that may be about to change with the release of this their second full length album, which serves up a pure feast of Black Metal …

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Re-Armed, ‘Worldwide Hypnotise’, cd review.

There must be something in the Finnish air that makes it one of the most prolific Metal producing countries on the planet. Latest export Re-Armed carry on that tradition with this debut release via Massacre Records. The band’s roots can be traced back to 2001 with acclaimed demo tapes filling …

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Davidian – ‘Our Fear Is Their Force’. CD review.

Blessed as I am to get to listen to many great albums whilst reviewing for Planetmosh there occasionally comes along an offering of such monumental and brutally bludgeoning power that I’m lifted and thrown across the room, this my friends is that offering. Formed in late 2003 and quickly followed …

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Nightqueen – ‘For Queen And Metal’ cd review.

Born from a vision by guitarist and songwriter Rex Zeco, Belgium’s Nightqueen have been in existence since 2004 but by their own admission the early years were tough, with personnel changes a plenty hampering any proper development musically. Once stability had been found the band forged ahead with writing material …

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Elmsfire – ‘Thieves Of The Sun’, cd review.

Hailing from Dusseldorf Germany, Elmsfire’s nucleus started back in 1999 with guitarists Germano and Doro deciding to forge ahead and create a band that would feed their passion for all things Metal. It took a while but following a few line up changes and a couple of demos (Horizons in’05 …

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