Ilium – “Genetic Memory”

Ilium
“Genetic Memory”
(Escape Music)

Man, you can’t go wrong with a vocalist like Mike DiMeo. Ex Riot, ex Masterplan, this dude’s vocals rock! And now he’s found the next platform for his talents in the form of Aussie band Ilium, who themselves have been thru many changes since their inception in 1998. Continue reading

Van Canto – “Break The Silence”

Van Canto
“Break The Silence”
(Napalm Records)

Indeed – how can one ignore this unique sextet who amazingly use their voices to deliver the sounds of guitars, bass and keyboards! Beginning five years ago, “Hero Metal A Cappella“ was born, as well as the battle cry “Rakkatakka Motherfucker“, which turned into a catch phrase among open-minded metal and music fans around the world. Continue reading

CELTACHOR “In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers”

CELTACHOR
“In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers”
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Ireland has a rich history that you as a metal band can draw from. Stories of bravery that fits perfectly to epic metal battles. Bands like Primordial, Cruachan and Mael Mordha all dig deep into the ancestry to dazzle you with tales of yonder. I like it. I have a penchant for the big, heroic stories found in most ancient tales. Continue reading