Monthly Archives December 2012

Bob Katsionis – True Hellenic Talent

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Known for his guitar and keyboards skills in Firewind, Outloud, Revolution Renaissance and his own solo project, winner of the ‘Best Keyboardist’ Award for the Greek Metal Hammer, Bob Katsionis is a well-known name through the heavy or power metal fan circles. Therefore, I couldn’t be happier that he took a little of his time to tell us about his projects, his new solo album ‘Rest In Keys’ but also about what inspires him and why he decided to teach other people the art of playing music.

Alexandra: Hi Bob! You are the member of bands like Firewind, Outloud and for some time now your solo project. How do you manage to balance the work amount and the time required for each project especially since every band has their own approach on how to do music? 

Bob: I just set some priorit...

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The Fallacy – Love Division (2012)

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2012 brings a new album from the gothic band hailing from Chile, The Fallacy. Their third album wears the name ‘Love Division’. The evolution from the precedent album ‘Beyond The Mist’ is more than visible, the band having a more compact and evolved sound.  So much so, that they seem to have come more and more close towards what their ideal musical cocktail represents.

What is absolutely to be appreciated about this album is the blood, sweat and tears and the emotion that they put in the creation of this. It’s interesting the fact that they have a more old school approach but to me that makes it all sounds more relaxing and catchy...

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Motionless In White – Infamous (2012)

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The American metalcore/post-hardcore scene is filled with bands that only manage to follow a certain pattern that ‘they think’ might bring them success. One can get lost in the groups playing the same old thing over and over again. Luckily for us, some names do manage to stand out and create a certain ‘trendsetter’ halo around them, simply because they have enough balls to add diversity in their sound.

Motionless in White was not one of the lucky ones in my opinion..until this record kicked in. What we have now here is a combination of typical metalcore loud attitude, catchy anthems and influences from a bunch of different bands with strong sounds and personality: Marilyn Manson, Cradle of Filth, Slipknot, even a bit of old school Linkin Park...

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