Monthly Archives January 2016

Song of the week – part 7

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Here we are again, new year, new songs of the week! Let’s dive right in and don’t forget to leave us a comment with your song of the week!

Alexandra: Although Manon wrote that Avantasia review, once the album came out I had one song on repeat: the 12 minute masterpiece featuring Jorn Lande. I’m a huge sucker for looong metal opera/symphonic metal tracks with beautiful melodic parts and this one is right up my alley. If you’re like me you’re definitely going to find great fun and inspiration in listening to this track!

Manon: Probably to the surprise of many, I haven’t picked an Avantasia song for this week’s entry. Even though the album has been playing on repeat lately, the song that I have listened to most this week is certainly ‘That Fire’ by ‘Black Tide’...

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Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia – Ghostlights – Album Review

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Avantasia - Ghostlights

Finally I’ve got the album I’ve been waiting for for so long within my grasp, and I don’t think I have ever been more excited for an album than I’ve been for Avantasia’s new album ‘Ghostlights’. I’ve been listening to them ever since they had released ‘The Scarecrow’, and each and every album they have released after that was a masterpiece. Can Tobias Sammet create another masterpiece? That’s the question.

The album starts off with ‘Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose’, a song that had been released in December. In my opinion it’s a good way to open the album, as it is catchy and quickly caught my attention, making me curious for what was coming next...

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Escalane – Celebrating the days of decay

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Escalane

We are back from our Christmas-New Years holiday and we decided to start with an interview! Last Sunday I had a lovely Skype chat with the whole line-up of the Finnish band Escalane. The band is made out of 3 dudes and a dudette who just got their new album ‘The Days of Decay’ internationally released on January 22. It was fun getting to know them and you should check them out if you like pop and metal, as they define their genre by those terms. We discussed their first record and how it was brought to life, influences, hobbies and more. I’m looking forward to see them live! Link to their video below as well..enjoy!

Alexandra: First things first, could you please introduce yourselves and your role in the band?

Hanna: Singer and piano on the album
Juha: Songwriter and guitarist
Joonatan:...

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