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Pokračujeme v představování poměrně netradičních metalových zemí. Po Alžírsku z minulého dílu se nyní posouváme zpátky do Evropy. Konkrétně na západ. Říkáš si, že západní Evropa je přeci metalem vyhlášená, ne? Jistě. Ale ne tolik malé velkovévodství mezi Francií, Německem a Belgií: Lucembursko. Tento malý stát je historicky významným i z hlediska českých zemí. Jeho historie je spjata se známým rodem Lucemburků. Z nich pocházel například Karel IV., do dnešního dne braný jako největší a nejvýznamnější vladař v českých dějinách. V dnešní době je Lucembursko bohatou zemí těžící zejména z bankovního sektoru a slévárenského průmyslu. A kovy pořádně taví i…

Všichni moc dobře známe tradiční metalové destinace, jako je Německo, Švédsko nebo USA. A z těchto zemí pochází také většina komerčně nejúspěšnějších kapel, jejichž jména zná snad každý fanoušek žánru. Ale všichni dobře víme, že metal nemá hranice, a tak jsem se rozhodl připravit seriál o… řekněme ne tolik tradičních metalových zemích napříč celým světem a zajímavých kapelách z těchto lokalit. A začínáme Alžírskem! “A” je sice prvním písmenem abecedy, ale s volbou tohoto státu pro první díl to nesouvisí. Alžírsko je totiž největším státem Afriky, kontinentu, který není metalem příliš proslulý. Ruku na srdce – znáš snad nějakou kapelu…

This is a very shortened version of the review, please find, read and enjoy the full version at obsuro.eu After the 2018 debut and masterpiece „Therapy For An Empath“, Latvian death/thrash/groove metal band MĀRA released their second EP titled “Self-Destruct. Survive. Thrive!” on 13th May 2020. The EP “Self-Destruct. Survive. Thrive!” contains an interesting intro and four brand new songs plus the smashing “Life Kills (Fear)”, already pre-released in late 2019 as video. All these songs have a true and self-experienced storyline – feel invited to find out more on yourself! Despite deliberately disharmonic elements, such as many breaks and hasty…

You can find a slightly updated version at obscuro.eu Fury? Fury? Fury? Wasn’t there an American TV show about a Saddle breed stallion in the late 50ies named Fury? In addition, wasn’t there a film about an American tank with Brad Pitt in the leading role in 2014? But wait! That’s not all, there is also Fury, the band from the British West Midlands. And THEY are the real Fury-deal, so forget about the two others. Fury consists of Julian Jenkins, vocals and guitar, Becky Baldwin on bass guitar and becking vocals, Tom Fenn on drums and Jake Elwell on…

by Ms Cesar Little and Friend X, also published on obscuro.eu Ever since Waltari are well known for a wild and crazy mixture of genres. Given their first album, “Punk Monk” in 1991 already consisted Punk, Metal and Funk elements, they have experimented with nearly every existing musical genre. Now they released their newest masterpiece “Global Rock”. As usual, what we can expect the most is the most unexpected. True warriors of Finnish Heavy Metal Waltari is one of those bands that may be considered a muscle enabling the heart to beat of the Finnish metal scene despite they might…

By Friend X and Ms Cesar Little Beware! – A horrible force from the far North – Turmion Kätilöt – is about to conquer the world! The band from the Finnish city of Kuopio has just recently released their album “Global Warning” and better take it a warning. Their music is beyond any genre by default and their shows are disgusting, unpredictable, energetic and thus simply addictive! Once they made it into your mind you will never get rid of them again! No, sorry, they don’t sneak into your ear with soft tunes and sweet voices. No, they hit your…

Lindsay Schoolcraft’s “Martyr” (Album Review) Sticking out of a lot of albums, that all sound the same, is hard today. If you are critical with what you hear – also on an emotional level – finding new music hard can be hard. This album though is 100% approved to be fresh, original, emotionally accessible and plain out a masterpiece. Lindsay Schoolcraft, former witch at the keys in Cradle Of Filth, has a very unique style, both in her artistic appearance but also in her musical compositions, which are in no way inferior to those of her other bands. If you…

Rockharz Festival – a re-/preview 2019-20 A re-/preview by Cat Maverick and Friend X There are a lot of festivals in summer. Some are rainy. Some are sunny. Some are hot and dry, some are cold and wet. Some are located somewhere in a kind of desert-like steppe, in a park, on a racetrack, a muddy meadow and so on. Some are located in the middle of nowhere, some in a big city, nearby small towns, little villages, next to airfields and so on. However, there is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rockharz…

Eluveitie, special guests Lacuna Coil, support Infected Rain – or “A very busy November Rain day with three very different bands at once” Concert review by Friend X and Cat Maverick It was November, the eighth, the day, God created Rock and Roll. Sadly, he not only created Rock and Roll on this day but a lot of traffic on the motorway and streets not of London but in and around Stuttgart, the town which sites the venue of the day, “LKA-Longhorn”, a medium-sized club with a capacity of 1500 people. Further on, the God of Thunder, Lightning and Heavy…

The world is on hold it seems. Life has slowed down profoundly. Shows are cancelled. Complete tours cancelled or postponed and there is an undeniably big question mark on our festival season if only as no one can say how long the current measures need to be active. And then we move our eye towards the Grand Old Lady Britannia and see Asterix and his crew still shredding the stages there. What? Ah? No. Not Asterix. Not even Gaulish or French. But Canadian: Anvil! Yes, Anvil. Utmost resiliently these foundations of Thrash Metal keep on touring – at least for…

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