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Anubis Gate – Covered in Colours (Nightmare Records)

Tributes to other bands can be very interesting, and there is great potential for talented bands to interpret good songs and make them better. Anubis Gate is a talented band. I interviewed the band’s amiable multi-instrumentalist Kim Oleson a few… Continue Reading →

Albums Of The Year 2017

PETE WOODS (EDITOR): TOP 20 As others will re-iterate it’s been a crazy year for good music releases and anyone who tells you otherwise is quite frankly a fool. The biggest problem has been keeping up with it all and… Continue Reading →

Oddland – Origin (Sensory Records)

After a quick and very pleasant memory of refresh of Oddland’s “Treachery of Senses”, which I bought after being mesmerised by them at ProgPower Europe in 2013, I was ready for this one. I recalled that these Finns play a… Continue Reading →

Anubis Gate – Horizons (Nightmare Records)

I’ve always had trouble getting to grips with Anubis Gate. Why I should need to “get to grips” with a band is of course a moot point. In spite of interviewing their highly articulate multi-instrumentalist Kim Oleson and seeing them… Continue Reading →

Mercenary – Through Our Darkest Days (NoiseArt Records)

Let’s face it. This sounds like Mercenary and no-one else. I’m very happy about that. In case you don’t know what Mercenary sound like, the phrase “melodic, aggressive thrash metal meets sophisticated power metal”, which remains on the label stuck… Continue Reading →

Amaranthe – The Nexus (Spinefarm)

The name Jacob Hansen seems to follow me everywhere I go. This former member of Anubis Gate is more noteworthy in my book for his production and mixing work with Mercenary, Volbeat, Arkan, Wolverine and seemingly countless others. He is… Continue Reading →

ProgPower Europe, Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th October 2012 – Baarlo, Holland. Part 1

It’s the start of October so it must be ProgPower Europe. It’s the time of year when lovers of all types of progressive music and indeed all types of rock and metal descend upon the normally sleepy village of Baarlo… Continue Reading →

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