Armory – The Dawn Of Enlightenment (2007)

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When I first listened to this CD of this American band I was blown away, it sounded like any other big name, and big quality European Power Metal band. I had to go back and re-read that it was actually an American band. To make things worse, this band is still un-signed! I’m amazed by this fact. There are tons of other bands that are signed that have less than half the quality that Armory has.

Armory has been around since 2001 and has only released one demo in 2004, which was latter re-recorded to make the debut album “The Dawn Of Enlightenment”.  So this means it took all these years for the band to polish their first opus and by all means they achieved a very solid and impressive first album.

SOTHIS Video Premieres Via Shockhound.com

Shockhound.com has premiered the stunning video from black metal band SOTHIS.  The video for the title track to the band’s current album, De Oppresso Liber, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles and features stunning computer animation and performance footage of the six-piece band.  Just having completed their first national US tour alongside labelmates Absu, the band continues to promote their full-length debut released last fall via Candlelight Records.

Candlelight Records Signs THE ATLAS MOTH

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of Chicago’s The Atlas Moth. Popular throughout the Midwest region, the quintet joins the UK-based label’s growing American roster having already shared the stage with Pentagram, Saviours, Intronaut, Nachtmystium, Wolves in the Throne Room, Coalesce and many others. Recently completing tracking at Chicago’s Phase Recordings, the doom warriors expect to hit the road in the next month performing tracks from their forthcoming label debut.
 

Summer 2009 Editorial

Editorial:

This August we will be updating constantly with the next 3 days of our report of Wave Gotik Treffen 2009 as well as our reports of Hellfest 2009 and With Full Force 2009. We also have plenty of interviews (as you can see) and many more reviews. This summer has been very hectic both in traveling and in music releases and we will bring you coverage of the most important ones, as well as other albums that came upon our path. And we WILL get all the albums we have backed up done in the next few weeks so please be sure to come back and check to see your reviews featured here if you sent something to be reviewed by us.

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Table of contents for the Summer 2009 issue:

Features:

Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2009 Festival report (1st day is posted, and next 3 days to come in the next few days)

Interview with Autumnblaze - at WGT 2009
Interview with My Dying Bride - at WGT 2009

Interview with Cynic
Interview with Fairyland
Interview with Jungle Rot
Interview with Stream Of Passion
Interview with Sons Of Seasons
Interview With Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Interview With Ashes You Leave
Interview With Delain
Interview with IQ
Interview with Trail Of Tears
Interview With Horde Of Hel
Interview With Ruins
Interview With Dodsferd

Reviews:

Album Reviews:

Hacride – Lazarus (2009)
The Legion – A Bliss To Suffer (2009)
Viveynne – Becoming Jane Doe (2009)
Idols Are Dead – Mean (2008)
Hypno5e - Des Deux L'une Est L'autre (2007)
Trail Of Tears – Blood Stained Endurance (2009)
Týr – By The Light Of The Northern Star (2009)
Glittertind – Landkjenning (2009)
Stream of Passion – The Flame Within (2009)
Alestorm – Black Sails At Midnight (2009)
IQ – Frequency (2009)
Magnum – Into The Valley Of The Moonking (2009)
Dakrya – Monumento (2008)
Grnd_0 – Destroyer / Creator (2008)
Fomento – Either Caesars Or Nothing (2008)
Ashes You Leave - Songs Of The Lost (2009)
Amoprhis - Silver Bride (2009)
Amorphis - Skyforger (2009)
Anneke Van Giersbergen (with Agua de Annique)...Pure Air (2009)

Live Reviews:

Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2009 - Day 1 Report

Thanks for everybody's help in making this issue possible, and expect more and better things for next month's edition!.

Interview with Autumnblaze

Interview with Autumnblaze:

Just before Wave Gotik Treffen we had a chance to ask some questions via email to Eldron, the main man and inspiration behind the band, and here is what he had to say about the return of the band and the new album in general:

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