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(Album Review) “Prokopton” by AEPHANEMER
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(Album Review) “Prokopton” by AEPHANEMER

Out of Toulouse, France comes a melodic death metal band that mixes death metal, symphonic metal, Slavic traditional music, and bits of black metal.  On March 22nd, France's Aephanemer released their latest album entitled "Prokopton". Aephanemer is composed of Martin Hamiche on lead guitars, Marion Bascoul on vocals/rhythm guitars, Lucie Woaye Hune on bass, and Mickael Bonnevialle on drums.  Their fanbase is rapidly growing due to their attention to detail in their songwriting and their innate ability to mix Scandinavian metal with elements of symphonic and black metal into their songs.  In 2018, Aephanemer also won the Wacken Metal France contest which allotted them a festival appearance at the famed Wacken Festival in Germany and they were also finalists in the "Voice of Hell" contest...
MORTIIS Converses with Madness To Creation on Norwegian Music Scene and “Visions of an Ancient Future”
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MORTIIS Converses with Madness To Creation on Norwegian Music Scene and “Visions of an Ancient Future”

Editor's Note:  It was fantastic to briefly sit down with industrial giant Mortiis as we discussed anything from giving his music away for free to his music video for "Visions of an Ancient Future" to what fans can expect in regards to his upcoming tour.  Fans can find Mortiis at the following locations: www.facebook.com/officialmortiis www.mortiis.bandcamp.com www.instagram.com/mortiisofficial www.soundcloud.com/mortiis www.twitter.com/mortiis William:  Take us into the video for Visions of an Ancient Future.  What is the song talking about? Mortiis: The way I see it, the video marks the return of a version of Mortiis that sort of went into hibernation about 2 decades ago. I´m a big fan of visuals in music, so it was natural for me to aim for something that marked a r...
Nuke and Aeon of Motograter Converses with Madness To Creation on Ivan Moody, Desolation, and Working with Megadeth
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Nuke and Aeon of Motograter Converses with Madness To Creation on Ivan Moody, Desolation, and Working with Megadeth

Editor's Note:  It was a solid night of rock in Iowa as Motograter was about to deliver their blistering set in front of the Lifer's audience in Algona, Iowa.  Motograter is known for their tribal warpaint, their live set that engages the audience, and the band that had Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch as a frontman first.  It is no secret that there have been a few lineup changes over the years, however, Motograter is moving forward, contrary to what the naysayers might say in regards to that.  In 2017, Motograter released their latest record entitled "Desolation" via EMP Label Group, which is headed by David Ellefson of Megadeth.  This will be one of the first interviews where their newly recruited bass player known as Aeon Cruz was involved, and original member Nuke is in this inte...
Madness To Creation’s A to Z Reviews: Featuring German Metal Juggernauts Accept!
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Madness To Creation’s A to Z Reviews: Featuring German Metal Juggernauts Accept!

This band's career has spanned a little over 40 years(not counting the days from 1967 to 1976 when they were known as Band X), and they have tore it up in Europe and have also seen some success in the United States.  Some critics say that it is because of their smash hit "Balls To The Wall", that they have made a career off of that song.  The song received several video game appearances, but what about the career as a whole for Accept?  Here are some fun facts and the career so far that is Accept. Out of Solingen, Germany is Accept.  In 1976, the band composed of Udo Dirkschneider, Wolf Hoffmann, Gerhard Wahl, Peter Baltes, and Frank Frederich played the German rock festival Rock AM Rhein.  Their performance would give Accept a record deal and in 1979, they released their self-titled debu...
Aaron Nordstrom, vocalist of Gemini Syndrome, Discusses How Music Saves Lives and Twenty-One Pilots with Madness To Creation!
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Aaron Nordstrom, vocalist of Gemini Syndrome, Discusses How Music Saves Lives and Twenty-One Pilots with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  This is a man that has one of the biggest hearts in rock music today, and is quietly becoming one of the more influential vocalists in today's rock music(based on what other musicians have told me), and this is what Gemini Syndrome brings to the table as a whole with their music.  They bring something that is introspective, soulful. and I would describe them as a thinking man's band when it comes to various topics, whether it's politics, spirituality, or philosophy.  Gemini Syndrome rolled through to play several one-off dates including a stop at Spicoli's Rockade in Waterloo, before playing Rock Fest up in Cadott, Wisconsin.  Aaron Nordstrom and I literally discussed just about anything in this interview.  Without further delay, I give you my conversation with Aaron No...
Upcoming Release/Review:  “Black Drapes for Tomorrow” by Shores Of Null, Pompeii erupts all over again!
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Upcoming Release/Review: “Black Drapes for Tomorrow” by Shores Of Null, Pompeii erupts all over again!

It's not everyday that I encounter countless historical references when I hear music.  In my view, that is the beauty of doom metal that Rome, Italy's own Shores Of Null provide in their world of doom metal. Shores of Null is composed of Davide Straccione on vocals, Gabriele Giaccari on guitars/background vocals, Raffaele Colace on guitars/background vocals, Matteo Capozucca on bass/screams, and Emiliano Cantiano on drums.  On April 14th, Shores Of Null will be releasing "Black Drapes for Tomorrow" via Candlelight/Spinefarm Records!  They are set to show the world what doom metal is all about. I envision doom metal from their point of view as where the captives are bound up and being fed to the wolves and devoured in a sinister plot.  I envision a world filled with sadness, yet there are...