Against Evil – End Of The Line

End Of The Line Album Cover Art

Against Evil – End Of The Line
Doc Gator Records
Release Date: 14/05/2021
Running Time: 37:19
Review by Simon Black
9/10

You don’t seem to come across too many Metal bands from India here in Europe, or at least I have not so far to date. I guess there’s a bunch of historical reasons for that. Clearly part of the problem is the dominance of European and American acts, particularly with regard to major labels. We had the same problem a few decades ago in South America until Sepultura broke the walls down, now it’s on an almost equal footing in terms of recognition. For a while I have also thought that despite the hugely populous nature of India, Western music seemed a comparatively niche interest from my limited travel over there and Metal doubly so. Then on a business trip over there not too long ago my friend, former colleague and devout Metalhead Manish indicated that this was all changing. These days the Metal scene is very new, very vibrant and very happening, with a vibe reminiscent of the NWOBHM movement in the UK in the early 1980’s – it’s just we don’t see too many acts from India over here yet or visibility of what’s happening over there. Let’s all do our bit to change that, shall we?

Starting with a skull-pounding drum introduction, the aptly named ‘The Sound Of Violence’ gets this record off to a damned fine start. It’s heavy and thundering rhythms set the tone for the whole album, with a good solid Traditional Metal song structure and sound. Such is the bass level on the recording that my desk is positively rumbling from the vibrato from that rhythm section. This really keeps going throughout, with bass player Siri and rhythm guitarist Sravan taking turns on the vocal duties although it’s not clear whose playing on which track without sleeve notes). One has a more guttural, almost Thrash voice and delivery style, the other a cleaner and higher range so they can run an effective gamut of styles whilst that thundering delivery remains a consistent house sound. For Power Metal lovers there’s a couple of anthemic field-rousers, of which ‘Metal Or Nothin’ is probably the strongest track and summarises what this band are hungry for – the chance to get their music out in the big wide world.

The whole album flows very quickly, as the band have opted to keep a punchy running time and focus on cracking songs that have a solid impact, although one of the tracks is a re-recording ‘War Hero’ – a melodic belter of anthemic Power Metal from their first EP back in 2015. I’ve referred to the rhythm section already and overall the production is rather good, although personally I would have preferred the guitars to have as deep and crunchy a feel as the drums and bass do, but overall it doesn’t impact how well this album goes down. This is a remarkably rich and well-polished delivery from this young bunch, whose sophomore album really does deliver the goods and deserves a much wider audience. So go on, click that Bandcamp link below and let’s get them an audience over here.

‘The Sound Of Violence’ (Official Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. The Sound Of Violence
02. Speed Demon
03. Out For Blood
04. Call To War
05. End Of The Line
06. Sword Of Power
07. Metal Or Nothin’
08. Fearless
09. War Hero (Re-Recorded Version)

LINE-UP:
Siri – Vocals/Bass Guitar
Sravan – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Shasank – Rhythm/Lead Guitar
Noble John – Drums

LINKS:

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EMQ’s with DEADLINE

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EMQ’s with DEADLINE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Pretoria, South Africa based Old-School Heavy Metal band, Deadline. Huge thanks to vocalist, Jessy Switchblade, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Jessy Switchblade, vocalist, and frontman extraordinaire for Deadline. We are a South African old school heavy metal band formed in September 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. We have gone through several line-up changes over the years but are comprised of myself on vocals, Dizzy Styxx on drums, Damian Dread on bass, Judge Mental on lead and rhythm guitars and the Skullprit also on lead and rhythm guitars.

How did you come up with your band name?

Our founding member Raven Chaos started the band to teach our previous bassist, Baz Steel how to play the bass guitar. It was supposed to have only been a garage band kind of project but soon evolved into what it is today. We got our name from a Testament song off the album, “The Ritual” and the rest as they say is rock n’ roll.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

The South African metal scene is a pretty small scene that has ebbed and flowed over the past few years. With the Government imposed lockdowns the scene has sadly gotten smaller as many venues have closed and bands split up. We are lucky enough to be from Pretoria which is 50 kilometres away from Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng and it currently is the biggest hub for heavy metal in the country.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our EP “Abigail’s Crypt”. We decided to release a B-sides and rarities EP to just get some content out between albums. The whole album comprises of covers and reworked songs and it really is just a fun stopgap until album no 3 is written. It comprises of 5 songs, 3 covers and 2 reworked songs from our catalogue. We decided to record the covers we play the most often live being ‘Holy Diver’ originally done by Dio, ‘Rebel Yell’ originally done by Billy Idol and ‘Square Hammer’ originally done by Ghost. We then decided to do something a little bit braver and do an acoustic version of our song ‘Break the Silence’, a song that’s on our debut album which we wrote against child abuse and then the most daring song on this compilation is a reworked version of our heavy metal anthem, ‘High-Tops & Bullet Belts’. The song is about the glory and splendour of heavy metal and we remixed it to give it a synthwave/darkwave flavour. The irony. HAHA! By releasing something like this I guess we are telling everyone that we do not want to be a one boxed into a genre and we are not a one dimensional purely old school heavy metal band. As it stands our third album is going to be slightly heavier than the previous two.

‘High-Tops & Bullet Belts’ (Cyber-Tops & Synth-Belts Mix) (Lyric Video)

‘Hi-Tops & Bullet Belts’ (Original)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Any of the giants from the 80’s metal scene from Judas Priest to Iron Maiden, Dio to Testament, Metallica to Slayer and everything in between. Current influences include Ghost, Trivium and Hammerfall.

What first got you into music?

I was hellbent on becoming a professional soccer/football player until the day I visited my cousin in Portugal, and he played me Iron Maiden’s “Live After Death”. Life as we know it changed right there and then. I will never forget how I felt when I heard Winston Churchill’s intro speech going straight into ‘Aces High’. That song is the reason I’m a metalhead.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Most probably Nergal from Behemoth or Tobias Forge aka Papa Emeritus from Ghost. They are two of the most forward-thinking entertainers currently in the metal scene. I suppose for a young Jessy it would always be James from Metallica or Bruce from Maiden.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been to 15 international metal fests which for a South African residing in South Africa is a big thing so ultimately, I’d love to play at one I have been to so either Hellfest in France, Graspop in Belgium or the mecca, Wacken Open Air in Germany. Gun to head, most probably Wacken because of its rich heavy metal culture and history.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Well…a gentlemen never tells. HAHA! To be honest I have received so many great gifts from fans from custom Deadline M&Ms from a fan of ours living in the Netherlands to a custom-made glow in the dark Venom mask from a friend and fan back home in South Africa. Fans really get imaginative, and it is humbling that people actually take the time to give/make us gifts.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

The message always remains the same, we did not create heavy metal, heavy metal created us so treat the music, the culture, and the scene with the respect it deserves. (I said that in a Dio voice) 😊.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dammit, why only one???? 😊 That’s a tough one but I’d most probably settle on Cliff Burton. Thought I’d never bring back a bassist but there you have it. With Alexi Laiho’s recent passing, he is another that was taken too soon that I would most definitely consider bringing back. Ah crisis, and Chuck Schuldiner of course. How could I forget Chuck??? Ok, there you have it, a whole 3. 😊

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I absolutely adore playing live. Being a part-time band, it can sometimes get taxing and tiring trying to make it all work out but once I get up on stage everything just makes sense in life. I was born to entertain. As for what I hate, not much really. I am very thankful and blessed (hate using that word) to be doing what I do at my age, in my country as a hobby. What I can say is sometimes the writing process can be frustrating and I often arrive home angry and irritated but that is such a small facet of what we do. The haters, the long nights, the sore back, the bad knees all get trumped by the exhilaration of playing live. It is a chicken/egg thing cause the aches and pains are caused by my energetic stage show.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I could write a thesis but being from a country where heavy metal and live heavier music is general isn’t supported well, I’d ask for more fans. We had a very healthy underground rock and metal scene in the 90’s/early 2000’s. I wish people would invest more in live music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Ride The Lightning” by Metallica! AKA the thrash metal bible!!!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

All of the above. 😊 There is a time and a place for all of them. I actually use all 4. For years I was against online consumption of music, but it really just makes life so easy. As long as good heavy metal is playing from all 4 mediums, I’m happy!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

There’s been a few memorable ones but one that sticks out in my mind was in Cape Town at the beginning of 2018. We played at a festival called Metal4Africa’s SummerFest. It is very well supported and everything we did that night just turned to gold. That show had such a proper flow about it and it was one of the first times the Cape Town metalheads got to watch us live. We were hounded by fans after the show. The closest I’ve come to feeling like Nikki Sixx.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Well, I’m currently an acquisitions banker with a law degree, so I guess that’s what I’d be. I think the question here is ‘if you weren’t a banker what else would you be’? A rock star baby, a rock star. 😊 If both failed, a WWE superstar of course.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Nergal, Tobias Forge, Triple H, Rachel McAdams and Stone-Cold Steve Austin. 😊 Rachel cause she has the best nose in the world.

What’s next for the band?

After “Abigail’s Crypt” and the promo around it, it’s back to writing. We have completed 2 of the songs that will be on our next album and we have 3 or 4 half written ones we need to continue working on.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.deadlinehmc.com
www.facebook.com/DeadlineQ9/
www.instagram.com/deadlinemetal/
www.twitter.com/deadlineq9_band
www.deadlinehmc.bandcamp.com/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/2SQva0Fk9JucHzy3TA8tO9
www.youtube.com/channel/UCO696ofyHfxXxusnZS31Waw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Well Wikipedia says biscuit sized cakes. 😊 I’ll go with really sneaky cakes trying to make it big in the biscuit world. It’s tough living but a cake has gotta do what a cake has gotta do.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Nope, just a big thank you for taking the time to conduct this interview and running an article on us and the release of our EP, ‘Abigail’s Crypt’. The scene is very reliant on online mags, bloggers, vloggers like yourself and we are very thankful for that. HAIL & THRILL!
LINE-UP:
Jessy Switchblade – Vocals
The Skullprit – Guitar
Damian Dread – Bass
Judge Mental – Guitar
Dizzy Styxx – Drums

BIO:
Formed in September 2014, DEADLINE are on the forefront of the New Wave of South African Heavy Metal (NWOSAHM) and mix elements of traditional heavy metal, thrash metal, power metal and hard rock in their music. DEADLINE are known for their passionate, energetic stage shows and have a loyal fan base all over South Africa known as the DEADLINE Heavy Metal Crew (DLHMC).

The DEADLINE debut album, “Black Wolf City” was released worldwide on 14 October 2017. Their subsequent single ‘Before I Die’ was released on 19 June 2020, followed by the release of their sophomore album “Cathedral Point” on 26 June 2020.
Best Newcomer – South African Metal Music Awards 2016
Best Live Band – South African Metal Music Awards 2017
Best Old School Metal – South African Metal Music Awards 2017
Best Old School Metal – South African Metal Music Awards 2018
Best Old School Metal – South African Metal Music Awards 2019
We are metal! We are fire! We are legacy! We are energy! We are power! We are Deadline!

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EMQ’s with TEMTRIS

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EMQ’s with TEMTRIS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sydney, Australia based Heavy Metal band, Temtris. Huge thanks to vocalist, Genevieve Rodda, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi, my name is Genevieve Rodda and I am the vocalist for Australian metal band Temtris.

Temtris started in 2000 and has released 5 albums to date. Our 6th album will be released in April 2021.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were after a name that had a female fronted sound to it. Temtris was chosen.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are based in Sydney, Australia. The scene here is close and is stronger than ever after getting through Covid restrictions.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release will be our 6th Album “Ritual Warfare”. A lyric video for the song ‘Ritual Warfare’ was released on 3rd April.

‘Ritual Warfare’ (Lyric Video)

‘Forever’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Bruce Dickinson, Geoff Tate and Doro Pesch are my main influences, but I love many more singers.

What first got you into music?

My Parents always played music at home, but I first learnt guitar at age 12, then had singing lessons at 13 years old. I joined my first band at 14 and played my first show not long after.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Would love to work with Eric AK from Flotsam And Jetsam. One of my Favourite bands.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Would love to play 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise as it looks like a lot of fun where you can get up close with the fans. Wacken is just one festival I think every band dreams of playing.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I was sent 2 bottles of vodka by a fan for my birthday, I was not expecting this at all. But it is my favourite drink, so I was not complaining.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Come and say hello at shows and join our metal family.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I would love to see Dio sing live. Missed that opportunity and it would be amazing to experience that if possible. I would also love to see Chuck Schuldiner from Death play live too. Love their sound.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Creating music people can enjoy and connect to is amazing. But I do wish it was not so stressful and expensive releasing albums, lol.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

That musicians are paid their worth for the music they create. The streaming platforms are not looking after the creators. Something has to give.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Sound Of Perseverance” by Death and their song, ‘Voice Of The Soul’ is my favourite.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I collect CD’s still, but Vinyl is cool too. Downloads are handy but the sound is not great.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Hard question to answer as we have supported so many great touring bands, but Metal Church was probably our most fun.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I actually have a day job in a special needs school as a Teachers Aide. A tough job but rewarding.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

If I could have anyone, I’d have Bruce Dickinson, Doro Pesch , Rob Halford, Ralf Scheepers and Todd la Torre.

What’s next for the band?

We will release “Ritual Warfare” and tour Australia. Then hopefully get overseas if the flights open back up and we can tour out of Australia.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We have Facebook, Instagram, Website and a Temtris YouTube channel.

We also have our music on Apple iTunes and Spotify.

www.temtris.com/
www.facebook.com/Temtris
www.instagram.com/temtris_official/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCDb310V8Avvzo3CyxvO3aeg
www.open.spotify.com/artist/2ktRjC5Xda77XYzqUS0I2M

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never eaten one but sounds like a cake to me lol.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the interview. Hope you can check out our new tunes and enjoy the album.

Stay safe and horns up \m/

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EMQ’s With PSYCHOSANE

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EMQ’s With PSYCHOSANE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, courtesy of Victor, with Ribeirão Preto, Brazil based Heavy/Thrash Metal band, Psychosane. Huge thanks to vocalist, Marcelo Seabra, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Marcelo Seabra. Robertto (Drums/Vocals) and I formed the band with the initial idea to be an Adrenaline Mob tribute band, but this never happened. Instinctively, we were composing our own material.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name was inspired by the song ‘Psychosane’, second track from the album “Omertà” (2012), the debut Adrenaline Mob album.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are Brazilian, our city is called Ribeirão Preto, 400km North of São Paulo. Brazil has great bands and metal public.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our last release was the “Laws Of Aggression” EP, in 2019, and our lyric video ‘To the Devil’.

‘To The Devil’ (Lyric Video)

‘Aggression’ (Audio)

Stream/Purchase “Laws Of Aggression” here

www.hyperurl.co/psychosaneofficial

Who have been your greatest influences?

Woah! that’s difficult to say, many bands like Adrenaline Mob, obviously and Rush, Pantera, Dream Theater, Slayer, Shaman, Texas Hippie Coalition, Megadeth, Judas Priest, Chrome Division and more, and more. We don’t like to limit ourselves with this or that, we are always looking for variety.

What first got you into music?

Me personally, when I watched the Metallica – ‘One’ video on MTV, it blew my mind, Robertto always say it was the Rush video ‘Limelight’ with Neil Peart and his monstrous drums, Leonardo was addicted to Guitar Hero games and many more and Heuler’s first contact was the Scorpions vinyl that belonged to his father.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

There are a lot of musician we would like to collaborate with in the future. We are just a simple band who want to live on the road playing music and having fun with friends.

We really don’t know how to answer this question.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken is the greatest dream of all metal bands.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

None, really!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Fingers crossed that this pandemic plague comes to an end so we can play and enjoy our metal music.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Neil Peart, Dimebag Darrel, Dio, Freddie Mercury, and many more great musicians.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Working with what you love is like being on vacation all the time, is pleasant and funny.

Harassment and lack of privacy.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I have no formed opinion.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Rush – “Moving Pictures”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Avantasia – “Ghostslights”
Marilyn Manson – “The Pale Emperor”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Real quality is vinyl, but In our country, we don’t have many consumers.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Our last gig at Headbangers Union Fest, 15/02/2020, was great.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Marcelo and Leonardo work in IT, Robertto is a Graphic Designer and Heuler works as a Video Editor.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Alex Lifeson, Mike Portnoy, Ricardo Confessori, Neal Morse, Paul Gilbert, James Hetfield, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Corey Taylor, Jari Mäenpää, Axel Rudi Pell and many more.

What’s next for the band?

We are working on pre-production of our new album, and we will continue the “Laws Of Aggression” tour when things get better with the Covid-19 pandemic.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

I think we are on every social media and music platform.
www.facebook.com/psychosaneofficial
www.instagram.com/psychosaneofficial
www.twitter.com/psychosane_
www.open.spotify.com/artist/4FWUZnk1ESilpb6GmSLiOH
www.music.apple.com/br/artist/psychosane/1481089716
www.soundcloud.com/psychosaneofficial
www.youtube.com/channel/UCnonfFK7YtecPyEBPF1WnKg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We really don’t know what Jaffa Cakes are!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Take care of yourselves in your homes, listen and live the metal life style, fingers crossed for the end of this pandemic crisis.

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EMQ’s with AGAINST EVIL

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EMQ’s with AGAINST EVIL

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Visakhapatnam, India based Heavy Metal band, Against Evil. Huge thanks to rhythm/lead guitarist, Shasank, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Shasank and I’m the rhythm/lead guitar player in Against Evil. We started in 2010 as a rock/metal cover band called “Echo”. In 2014, we decided to start writing original music and that’s when we formed “Against Evil”.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were just looking for catchy band names that weren’t already taken and our vocalist/bass player Siri came up with “Against Evil”. A couple of months later when we started writing music, a lot of the songs turned out to be about war, injustice, corruption, etc and the name “Against Evil” became a perfect fit for us.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from the southern part of India. A small city by the beach called “Visakhapatnam”. There is no Rock/Metal scene here. Maybe just a handful of people who listen to Rock/Metal but no bands or opportunities at all.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have just announced our third studio album “End Of The Line” which will be out worldwide on May 14th and released a music video for the first single ‘The Sound Of Violence’.

‘The Sound Of Violence’ (Official video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’ve always been a huge fan of classic heavy metal bands such as Judas Priest, Accept, Dio, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and many others.

What first got you into music?

I found my brothers Guns N’ Roses “Use Your Illusion I” CD and when I heard it for the first time, the sound blew me away. I immediately went on a hunting spree for more rock/metal CD’s and tapes in my city.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Probably Zakk Wylde. The dude’s my guitar hero!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

We have played at a couple of European open-air festivals back in 2019 and it was amazing! So definitely more of those.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I have received a lot of amazing gifts from fans but nothing weird so far.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you so much for all your love and support. It’s what keeps us going, especially in these difficult times. I can’t wait to meet all of you again and play the new songs live.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Ronnie James Dio.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love writing songs and playing those songs live. The feeling of being on stage and performing in front of an audience singing along and headbanging to the music I wrote is something extraordinary. I don’t hate anything about it. If possible, I would want to do this all day and everyday till I die!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I don’t think I’m experienced and qualified enough to complain about the music industry! Honestly, the music scene has become more of a DIY (do-it-yourself) thing. So, I’d rather make something happen and do things my way than try and change something.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Only one? This is hard! I think ill pick “Rust In Peace” by Megadeth.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

All of the above! The format doesn’t matter as long as there is good music to.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Probably “Turock Open Air 2019” in Essen, Germany. It was our first open-air gig with thousands of people, and it was a life changing experience for us.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I have a master’s degree in business management which kinda helps me take care of the business side of things in the band. I’m also not a full-time musician. I do have a day job!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My three band members, Zakk Wylde and Rob Halford.

What’s next for the band?

We just announced a new album that will be out on May 14th. Until then, the plan is to release more singles and promote the album. We are also planning to go back to Europe for another tour in October/November. But that totally depends on the corona virus situation. So, hoping for the best!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our social media pages for all the updates, YouTube for all the music, videos and Bandcamp to buy the music/merch.

www.facebook.com/againstevil.india
www.instagram.com/againstevil.india
www.againstevil.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/againstevil
www.open.spotify.com/artist/7KidUKr9UKzJ7SA5RZYCy9

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I have no idea what that is! In our local language, “Jaffa” is a slang for “Idiot”!!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks to you for taking the time to do this interview. Please check out our new album “End Of The Line” which will be out on May 14th. The first single is out now and more will follow. If you are a fan of traditional heavy metal, power metal, speed or even thrash metal, I guarantee that you will love this album. Give it a listen and find out for yourselves. Cheers!

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Force of Mortality – New Dark World

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Force of Mortality – New Dark World
Self-Released
Release Date: 23/10/2020
Running Time: 56:09
Review by Mark Pritchard
8/10

Well folks, I’m now 5G ready! I had my 1st vaccine shot! So here I am, sitting back in my chair, with my headphones on, waiting to be contacted by Bill Gates and listening to one of the UK’s own Heavy Metal bands, in the shape of Force of Mortality, and their most recent album “New Dark World”. I’ll be honest, I can’t do much with the pain I have from the vaccine! But, this new album has been a pick me up, which I’ve definitely needed to ignore the pain in the arm. So, I would like to take a moment to share my thoughts about the album.

Force of Mortality hail from the city of Oxford, in the UK, and formed back in 2016. They bring with them the Heavy Metal sounds of old. In 2017 they released their first EP “Reincarnate The Immortal”, then instantly started work on this album. With “New Dark World”, they roll back the years in terms of their sound, which has a similar sound to bands that I enjoyed listening to on the radio as a young lad, and still enjoy to this day.

As I listened to “New Dark World” I couldn’t help thinking that it has a similar sound to Metallica of old, and a bit of the Sex Pistols too. This is definitely not a shabby album. It brings intensity with guitar solos at the start of some songs, and then the instrumentals combine into controlled chaos with their sound. The vocals allow for the lyrics to be clear so, if listened to it enough, you could easily learn the words and try to sing along with the lead singer. And it almost goes without saying that air guitar is a must when listening to Force of Mortality. I’ll put money on the fact that you’ll start doing it without even realising.

“New Dark World” has been an absolute blast to listen to, with so many awesome songs on the album that have stood out to me in different ways, but the standout song for me is none other than opener, ‘The Fall’. This song is beyond awesome. The slow guitar solo at the start is really top notch, and isn’t just a great start to a song, but also the album as a whole. The instrumentals for the song are perfect, and the vocals are some of the best I have had the chance to hear. I thoroughly recommend this album to anyone who appreciates some good old Heavy Metal.

TRACKLISTING:
01. The Fall
02. Divided Nation
03. Driver
04. Eponymous
05. Hades
06. King of Kings
07. My Serenity
08. Born To Fire
09. Even Badder

LINE-UP:
Andrew ‘Mazza’ Marriott – Vocals/Guitar
Colin ‘The Doctor’ Lewis – Bass/Rhythm Guitar
Danny ‘dB’ Bhatt – Drums

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U.D.O. – Live In Bulgaria 2020: Pandemic Survival Show

Live In Bulgaria 2020, Pandemic Survival Show Album Cover Art

U.D.O. – Live In Bulgaria 2020: Pandemic Survival Show
AFM Records
Release Date: 19/03/2021
Running Time: 178:15
Review by Simon Black
5/10

Although Udo Dirkschneider has arguably been more successful outside of Accept with his U.D.O. project than he was in Accept (or certainly than Accept have been since he left them), I seem to have managed to largely miss out on his contribution to the Metal world (OK, I heard ‘Balls To The Wall’ back in the day, but it never did much for me). Which makes this quite an interesting experience to listen to, as it means I’m coming to this German Heavy Metal stalwart as if for the first time. The show was recorded last year in a socially distanced Roman amphitheatre environment in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and although the crowd size was clearly limited, that’s not slowing their enthusiasm down noticeably.

This is primarily about a visual release, with dual DVD/CD and Blu-Ray/CD formats being available alongside a strictly limited vinyl audio only pressing, which is why for those encountering this on audio streaming only the full two hours and eighteen minutes running time might seem a little daunting. Given that there’s been plenty of live material from the man in recent years it might be argued that this wasn’t necessary, but then the environment is rather visually special if you go for that format and his fans tend to be very loyal and therefore more than happy to shell out for it.

It’s straight ahead traditional Metal and so it should be, with a fair number of Accept tracks alongside the solo material just in case anyone has forgotten where he came from. The track choice is worth dwelling on for a moment as it’s got plenty of less obvious choices in there, which although this gives the release something to distinguish itself from other recent live offerings, does mean it’s not necessarily as engaging for the casual audience member. Not that this is pitched at anything other than the hardened core of his very loyal fan base.

There’s plenty of live energy here and that distinctive gravelly voice is still there but does sometime seem to struggle with the sustain and vibrato, but then he is nearly seventy (which is still probably older than the combined ages of everyone else in the band). Dirkschneider also manages to keep the crowd well engaged, interacting well and encouraging huge amounts of enthusiasm (although to be fair at this point in 2020 I would have started a circle pit at my kids’ school play if they had been allowed to hold it). With twenty-five tracks you also get value for money, but I forgive anyone if they chose to skip the drum or bass solo segments, as quite frankly they’re one part of the 80’s best left in the past.

As for the musical performance, the band are tight enough, and work well together, but are very much in the background of the mix to the vocals. There’s a lot of energy coming off of the band, but unfortunately it’s let down by the fact that his voice although maintaining that distinctive timbre just doesn’t have the strength and power it had in the past. Consequently with much of the music being in a key he has a chance of hitting, that up tempo energy of the older material just doesn’t quite materialise.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Tongue Reaper
02. Make The Move
03. Midnight Mover
04. Wrong Side Of Midnight
05. Metal Machine
06. Independence Day
07. Rose In The Desert
08. Vendetta
09. Rising High
10. Prologue: The Great Unknown
11. In The Darkness
12. I Give As Good As I Get
13. Princess Of The Dawn
14. Timebomb
15. Drum Solo
16. Bass Solo
17. Hungry And Angry
18. One Heart One Soul
19. Man And Machine
20. Animal House
21. They Want War
22. Metal Heart
23. Fast As Shark
24. Balls To The Wall
25. Outro (Stillness Of Time)

LINE-UP:
Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Andrey Smirnov – Guitar
Sven Dirkschneider – Drums
Fabian Dee Dammers – Guitar
Tilen Hudrap – Bass

LINKS:

U.D.O. Promo Pic

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Corporain – Purge // Purity

Purge//Purity Album Cover Art

Corporain – Purge // Purity
Volcano Records
Release Date: 26/02/2021
Running Time: 52:44
Review by Simon Black
8/10

It’s my own fault, as I keep saying ‘yes’ to them, but most of the music emanating from Italy that lands in my direction to review tends to be of the Symphonic / Power / Progressive bent, is more often than not some great conceptual piece with strong operatic overtones and either directly a part of or at least influenced by the Rhapsody family of acts. So when something like this arrives that doesn’t fit that mould in the slightest, then it makes an incredibly refreshing change. Which is odd, because Progressive and Symphonic are definitely a part of Corporain’s DNA, but they don’t sound like anything else I’ve heard recently from Italy’s fine Metal stables recently.

And bloody good with it they are too…

Unlike much from those more overtly operatic corners of the country, this is highly accessible craftsmanship and a far more modern sounding record than I expected from this Tuscany-based four piece. That said, the classical motes are in there, particularly in the quite frankly outstanding keyboard work from Edoardo Giacomelli, who most of the time sticks to a classical piano sound lending the whole album a distinctive and consistently mature sound. I can’t praise his musical contribution enough and he’s the beating soulful heart of this record. The three instrumentalists all share the vocal duties, running the gamut of styles from Heavy and Hard, to Rock ’n’ Roll, to clean Power, to Nu-Metal, to heart-achingly soulful and so many shades in between. I know this contradicts what I said about a distinctive and consistent sound, but despite the range of vocal sounds they somehow achieve this.

They do exactly the same thing with the songs, which bounce round a whole range of styles whilst still sounding like it’s the same band at heart. It’s incredibly disconcerting, but works a treat and the inherent contradiction that the more progressive elements throw at the ear, such as seamlessly flicking between a burst of brutal heaviness and some beautiful melodic sections without jarring in the same track is quite exceptional. These songs betray a musical skill and song-writing excellence way beyond their years, not to mention no small amount of restraint and focus, meaning the songs are not sacrificed on the altar of overt technical wizardry, but instead just accentuates that structure. It also has incredible depth, with each listen like peeling an onion layer by layer to reveal something I missed the previous time round. This is a highly impressive debut of the calibre that doesn’t come round often, with a well-rafted record that’s like the gift that keeps on giving. This is clearly an act to watch.

‘Rage’ (Lyric Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Millenium
02. Inception
03. The Purge
04. Apocalypse
05. Hollow
06. Pitch Black
07. Never Forget
08. Rage
09. Whispering The Wind

LINE-UP:
Edoardo Giacomelli – Keyboards & Vocals
Andrea Singulti – Guitar & Vocals
Iacopo Campinoti – Bass & Vocals
Marco Visconti – Drums

LINKS:

Corporain Promo Pic

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Interview with Ego Absence

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Interview with Ego Absence
By William Ribas

Hello everyone. Victor Augusto here again with an introduction to William’s interview. First, I wish to say thanks to the master William Ribas for everything he has done to spread Heavy Metal around the world. It doesn’t matter which magazine/website/blog he was a part of or collaborated with, he has always done it with passion and love for the music. He is an example, in Brazil, of how to truly support his local scene and also an example of an incredible reviewer/interviewer. He is also a good person, without ego or competition inside this area.

William has decided to take a break away from the scene and I don’t know if he will return to work within it again someday, but even if he never returns, I wish to say thanks. Thank you for your endless support for music. The Heavy Metal scene owns a lot to you. Take care brother!

Now, you can enjoy his interview with the Brazilian Heavy/Progressive/Power Metal band Ego Absence who talk about their debut album “Serpent ́s Tongue”. Thanks Raphael Dantas, Guto Gabrelon and André Fernandes for your time.

William Ribas: The beginning of you career as Ego Absence was around 2015, with the single release ‘I Am Free’, but the debut album, “Serpent ́s Tongue” only came out in 2020. What happened during this long delay until the release of the first album?

Raphael Dantas: Well, we were only two dreamers (Guto and I) and we’ve spent a lot of time searching for some musicians to join the band and start recording the album, but it wasn’t easy, so we decided to record the album as a two-man band.

Guto did the guitars and bass recording, and I did the drums, orchestration, synths, vocals, mixing… And it worked, and after the mix sessions we finally found our drummer and bass player.

Guto Gabrelon: Yes, after some attempts to complete the team for the album, I came up with the idea of just recording and launching “Serpent’s Tongue”. I believe it was the best to be done, because now we have the album released and the full team with Augusto Bordini and André Fernandes.

André Fernandes: I wish I could have recorded the bass lines for the album, because the songs are fantastic, thanks to these two amazing songwriters, but at least, I have the honour of playing them with the whole band, which is even cooler!

William Ribas: Entering into the album’s concept, the lyrics make it clear that the character lived in paradise and hell, also sadness and redemption. A literal and real epic, which many people livein their daily lives. Firstly, how is it for the vocalist to record all the emotions that the lyrics ask for?

Raphael Dantas: It’s not so easy to turn my voice into a kind of sub machine of emotions, but I did my best, hahaha, but I think that the personal content helps me to express myself better. Some songs talk about my life, and the people feel identified about it, because many people walk the same way. We are dreamers, we feel happiness, sometimes we cry, but we always overcome the obstacles.

William Ribas: Following the previous question. The album is an opened journal; let us say even a self-help Heavy Metal work. Did you, Raphael, imagine that you would release a work-out of the clichés of Power Metal when you were composing? Did you also imagine that your life experience would be a support for those who go through the same problems you faced?

Raphael Dantas: Although I love Power Metal music from the traditional to modern bands, I never saw myself composing songs and lyrics about epic wars, dragons and witches. It’s totally out of my reality, if I tried, it would probably sound like shit LOL…

I think we need to put our truth in the front line to sound authentic, of course, I’m not saying the bands with medieval concepts are wrong. They probably read a pile of books so their lyrics sound convincing, but I really like the idea to be a kind of self-help Power Metal. We are making music to raise everyone up, helping him or her to make a self-reflection and change their everyday lives.

William Ribas: Many people say that Power Metal has become nauseous, with repetitive formulas. Listening to “Serpent ́s Tongue”, what we have is rich musicality, of a band that does not repeat itself, that knows how to use broken lines, fast and even brutal at some points. How challenging was it move away from that dated sound, but not change so much to the point of getting lost in the album?

Raphael Dantas: I think it’s a high level of ignorance, probably those guys listen to AC/DC their whole life and they never say that kind of bullshit, the problem is the lack of immersion into musicality. They never stop a while to listen to a full album, and don’t know the sub genres of power metal. Kamelot doesn’t sound like At Vance that doesn’t sound like Evergrey that doesn’t sound like Helloween. Power Metal is full of elements and those kinds of people need to become “far less shallow now” LOL.

Guto Gabrelon: We like to mix elements that also come from other styles. In some guitar riffs you can hear the influence of Metalcore that we fit into Power Metal, for example in several riffs of ‘Let It Burn’. In other songs, there is also an influence of Prog & Death Metal. Because of this we decided to call it “Modern Power Metal”.

André Fernandes: The first time that I listened to the whole album, I got many references from other styles of music, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad, just the opposite. If you are really good, as Raphael and Guto are, you can renew, and modernize astutely, forming a different style, even though the roots are still in Power Metal.

William Ribas: Normally, the analysis of an album is left to the reviewers, but today I would like to reverse that role. How would you describe each track on the disc?

‘The Fools Trap Symphony’.

Raphael Dantas: I really like the way it starts, the impact of staccatos and hits, give me the sensation of being in front of a real classical orchestra!

‘Serpent ́s Tongue’.

Raphael Dantas: It’s a special song for us because it works like a thermometer to know if the crowd are ready to rumble! This song was the opening song at our first show, and the people showed their energy!

‘Dead Inside You’.

Raphael Dantas: It is the fastest Ego Absence song, with 200 bpm! We were afraid in case we couldn’t find a drummer able to play this song, but Augusto Bordini was successful to this challenge. I really love this song because although being extremely fast, it is also emotive and tells real factual history.

‘Let It Burn’.

Raphael Dantas: Obviously, it is one more of our hits. This song makes us stronger day by day because it reminds us the purpose of our lives, fight for the art, fight for the music.

Guto Gabrelon: It basically says: Don´t waste time and get on with your master projects!

Lyric Video

‘Against The Tide’.

Raphael Dantas: Every day there’s a man working hard for a dream, to wake up and feel his goals closer and closer. The muscles hurt, the sun burns the skin, but nothing will stop him, the pain and the losses won’t be enough to give up on a dream.

Guto Gabrelon: It’s a song of extremes. Very calm in some parts and very heavy in other parts.

‘I Am Free’.

Raphael Dantas: We’ll always have close, those people who will never know how to live outside of their point of view, and you always will hear “Give up! You Never Get it! Don’t waste your time”. They never dare to live far from their comfort zone…The comfort zone is boredom’s limbo.

‘Bloodstained’.

Raphael Dantas: Sometimes it feels like you are screaming into a locked chamber, where nobody listens to you, but your voice echoes through the structure…Nobody hears you, nobody helps you, but you know where you need to go. You can’t stop dreaming. Although bleeding, don’t stop climbing the mountain.

‘Intimate Wounds’.

Raphael Dantas: Sometimes, love and tragedy are holding hands. You need to be careful and never put yourself in second place, your self-love must always be first, if not, tragedy will start to act…depression, Sleepless nights, toxic relationships…Just like Nina Simone Said, “leave the table when love is no longer served”.

‘Colibri’.

Raphael Dantas: Loneliness brings you surprises sometimes, from nowhere comes a hello and after some hours of conversation, and when you’re not expecting it, you can’t pass through the day without this contact, keeping you away from the cold, but only the time will tell what the name of this feeling is!

‘G.O.D.’.

Raphael Dantas: No matter the country, religions are always controlling people. Everywhere! For good, for evil, power, money and something else, and this song was made to alert people to always pay attention if you are really in a good place, because the main character of this song has passed through the gates of hell to find out the truth behind the curtain.

Guto Gabrelon: This song was our first music to become an official video because it transmits impact, speed and movement.

Official Video

‘Ego Absence’.

Raphael Dantas: It is an amazing song with a lot of colours and environments. Guto proves he’s not an ordinary guitarist, because his heart and musicality are bigger than his ego.

Guto Gabrelon: The lyrics are about a character’s long journey, searching for the real meaning of life and how people should act with each other.

Reached Answers’.

Raphael Dantas: This song I made at the end of this first journey, finally getting time to rest and recover the stamina for new challenges.

Guto Gabrelon: The track’s name represents the end of the previous song’s journey.

William Ribas: In March of 2020, you made your debut on stage, playing as opening band for Vision Divine in São Paulo (Brazil). How was the feeling of performing songs for the first time in front of an audience that, probably, had never heard your music before?

Raphael Dantas: It was crazy! We had never played together before, and one month before the concert, the producer of the event called me to invite us to be the opening act. Of course, we accepted and started to schedule the rehearsals. On the first day, I was sure that the guys were sharp, but I really needed to have good training, because I was a little out of shape by the years far from the stage. The crowd was amazing! ‘Serpent’s Tongue’ was the first song after the intro, and it was enough for the audience to start making the ground shake!

Guto Gabrelon: We were glad, despite being the first concert, to see that the crowd already knew the songs. It was an incredibly positive response!

André Fernandes: it was a thrilling, and exciting experience! I wasn’t able to stop in one single place on the stage because the crowd was exchanging so much energy with us and the four of us were in an unforgettable harmony! What a fantastic day!

William Ribas: The band found an interesting way to promote itself, which was releasing an acoustic version of ‘Against the Tide’ while you couldn’t play during Covid-19. This song has the message of staying strong and to wait for better days that will come. Is there a possibility of you create other material in this style and making it available on digital platforms?

Raphael Dantas: Of course, yes! We really loved this experience and there is a possibility of doing versions for other songs.

Guto Gabrelon: The acoustic version of ‘I Am Free’ will also be released now on our YouTube channel. We don’t have anything defined, but Rapha and I liked these versions, so anything is possible.

‘Against The Tide’ (Unplugged)

William Ribas: I know that you would usually be doing the cycle of releasing an album, publicizing, doing shows and then leaving for pre-production of a new album, but we are closed and without shows. Are there any plans for a second album? If you already have one, could you say that you will make a continuation of the first album?

Raphael Dantas: Well, we didn’t stop working during this “pandemonium”, because Guto and I are always working on remote lessons, maybe more than ever, and we are the main composers, so we have some songs to evolve, but it will take time. But yes, we are working on a new album, but I’m not sure if will it be a kind of “Serpent’s Tongue Part II”, only time will tell.

Guto Gabrelon: I love to compose and that is part of me. So, even in times when this is not in the foreground, some ideas are always in motion. Ego Absence doesn’t work with ready-made formulas, which keeps us free to always innovate.

William Ribas “Serpent ́s Tongue” the album was released in Brazil and Japan and it received good reviews from the specialized Heavy Metal magazines/websites. Can we expect the album to come out in the rest of the world?

Raphael Dantas: I’m really not sure about it. We’ve tried hard to make a deal with some metal labels, but it’s not so easy, that’s why we made “Serpent’s Tongue” independent, but we’ll try until we have a deal with a good label.

William Ribas: Thanks for the interview, please leave a message to our readers.

Raphael Dantas: Thanks brother, for the invitation. It’s always an honour to talk with you and spread our ideas all over the world.

Guto Gabrelon: The album “Serpent’s Tongue” is available on all digital platforms, including our YouTube channel. Follow us on social media. See you there!

André Fernandes: Thanks for the interview, and Let it Burn!!! (I hope we can also say ‘I Am Free’, when all of this pandemic situation is over hahaha)

LINE-UP:
Raphael Dantas – Vocals
Guto Gabrelon – Guitars
André Fernandes – Bass
Augusto Bordini – Drums

LINKS:

Ego Absence Live Pic

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Ironbourne – Ironbourne

Ironbourne Cover Art

Ironbourne – Ironbourne
Pure Steel Records
Release Date: 26/03/2021
Running Time: 51:03
Review by Simon Black
6/10

Not to be confused with the very similarly spelt Northern Irish outfit, this act hails from Sweden and is a very NWOBHM influenced, but equally quite Modern Metal sounding act, with more than a few Stoner tropes, adding an ear-ringingly heavy layer to their sound. The constituent members have all been round the block a while, but this act is fairly recent in its incorporation however and, as a debut, makes an impressive opening salvo. I can’t find too much about them as beyond a Facebook page they don’t have too much of a web presence, which realistically is something you chaps need to fix if you ever get around to reading this.

One thing about this album, it’s wonderfully heavy without feeling overtly down tuned or depressive, which means despite most of the songs being fairly slow in pace, you are left with a largely up-beat feeling. It’s quite disconcertingly effective. The challenge is that too many of the tracks are equally paced in their delivery, so after the half way point in the album, you are craving for a change of pace. We get this with the highly impressive ballad ‘Too Late’, which gives the guitarists a chance to play acoustically, to the point that it almost feels like a completely different band. When another and much faster pace change comes quite late with the very positively speedy ‘Runaway’, you are left with the feeling that more variety would have made this a more interesting record. All the constituent parts work well though – these are musicians with a strong sense of mood and they know how to get a rich sound in the recording process and Torbjörn Andersson’s voice is loud, powerful and hypnotic. The epic closer ‘Year of Judgement’ probably encapsulates all the best elements and also dares to be a bit more experimental and trippy with the sound, adding a much-needed layer of reverb to add to that epic and haunting feeling.

The challenge I have with this album is not that there is absolutely nothing bad about it, but it just fails to deliver anything eyebrow-raisingly exceptional for a big chunk of its length and that’s down to too many of the songs feeling the same in pace and tone. All the tracks are absolutely competent enough, the musicians play well, the sound is rich and mature, but the song-writing sometimes lacks the punchy, dangerous edge that this sort of music thrives upon, although the three tracks I have called out absolutely do, making this an album that feels slightly unfinished. Perhaps this is just a symptom of a band that really need to be in the same physical space for the chemistry to fire up, so I would be curious to see what a live show looks like. When they vary the pace and become more experimental, this band soars and hopefully they can take those elements and run with them. Nonetheless, an impressive start.

TRACKLISTING:
01. The Dreamer
02. Elusive Reality
03. Varsel
04. Twilight Of Gods
05. Too Late
06. Covenant
07. Hit The Wall
08. Runaway
09. Year Of Judgement

LINE-UP:
Torbjörn Andersson – Vocals
Olof Geijer – Guitars
Lars Andersson – Bass
Jonas Windle – Guitars
Stefan Viktorsson – Drums

LINKS:

Ironbourne Promo Pic

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