ECNEPHIAS – Quimbanda – Video

The Italian dark-metal quintet ECNEPHIAS release the LP The Sad Wonder Of The Sun on the 7th of July.

ECNEPHIAS - The Sad Wonder Of The Sun - artwork

ECNEPHIAS – The Sad Wonder Of The Sun – artwork

A couple of years since last featured – ECNEPHIAS have a noticeably sharper focus and intent resulting in material that is more focused allowing them to use their flamboyance to add gravity to the output rather than, as was the case previously, where the flair provided theatrical expression.

The antepenultimate of the nine tracks is Quimbanda.

The Sad Wonder of the Sun – Ecnephias is available on iTunes.*

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Damn Freaks – Break The Chains – Video

The Italian heavy-metal quartet Damn Freaks release their début eponymous LP on the August 11th.

Damn Freaks - eponymous LP - artwork

Damn Freaks – eponymous LP – artwork

Break The Chains, from the forthcoming LP (available on Mighty Music), is a classic piece of rock’n’roll that finds the listener headbanging delightedly while guitars and vocal soar through the room to the accompaniment of throbbing bass and cracking percussion.

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Nabucco Dinosaur – Hesitate – Single Review

Nabucco Dinosaur is an Italy / France based alt-rock duo.

Nabucco Dinosaur

Nabucco Dinosaur

Regularly working with other musicians from around the world, Hesitate (available on bandcamp) which was released on the 2nd, adds two players and a US dimension to the track.

Akin to the global nature of Hesitate there are a melting pot of influences that drift through the room as psychedelia, americana, southern country and british-blues take to the floor. Though far from sounding like an idea sewn together from unmatched patches there is a cohesive flow to the composition in which the listener can take pleasure as the unhurried trippy soundtrack weaves its way through the ears.

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VESPRO – Sereno – Video

The Italian melodic-metal trio VESPRO released the EP C’è Così Tanto Silenzio at the tail end of last month.

VESPRO - C'è Così Tanto Silenzio - artwork

VESPRO – C’è Così Tanto Silenzio – artwork

Although it has been a couple of years since VESPRO last featured Sereno, the second of the five tracks on the EP, contains their hallmark of unexpected instrumentation with piano and clarinet laying inside the menacing composition.

C’è Così Tanto Silenzio – EP – VESPRO is available on iTunes.*

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daRKRam – Equilibrium – Audio

daRKRam is the ambient-darkness project of the Italian musician Ramon Moro.

daRKRam

daRKRam

The creeping flow of brooding encasement gradually fills the room, and the listener, with the foreboding presence that is Equilibrium – the just under five and two thirds minutes – second of the nine tracks on the latest LP – Stone & Death (available through OneRPM).

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