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Exercitus Dei: Christus Vincit (2015)

US project EXERCITUS DEI is a side project for composer and musician Jim Baptizer (of Baptizer), focusing more on ambient sounds than the more demanding industrial and power electronics explored through the Baptizer project. “Christus Vincit” is the first EP to be launched under this moniker, and was released through US label Silber Records at the tail end of 2015….

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Seventy One Sunset: Bitter Earth (2015)

New Zealand band SEVENTY ONE SUNSET first appeared as recording artists back in 2014 when they released their initial EP “Mule”. Towards the end of 2015 they took the next step on in that department and released their full length debut album “Bitter Earth”. Like with their EP, this production was released through kiwi label Allgood Absolute Alternative Records. Describing…

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Avenford: New Beginning (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Avenford was formed by guitarist Peter Szehoffner and guitarist/vocalist Arpie Gamson in Hungary in the summer of 2012. They had similar backgrounds, musical ideas and influences which include Masterplan, Jorn Lande, Yngwie Malmsteen and Iron Maiden. A few months later they had enough material written and after Szehoffner and Gamson moved to the UK, they got…

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Sainted Sinners: Sainted Sinners (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Sainted Sinners is a new band that is fronted by singer David Reece (ex-Accept), and he is joined by guitarist Frank Pané, keyboard player Ferdy Doernbeg (Axel Rudi Pell) and Purpendicular’s rhythm section of Malte Frederik Burkert (bass) and drummer Berci Hirleman. So, the guys have all been around, and they all have plenty of love…

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Labÿrinth: Architecture of a God (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion, some six years after their last album. After much discussion, the guys agreed, and a new version of the band was brought together with…

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Nitrogods: Roadkill BBQ (2017)

Written by: Kev Rowland Apparently this German trio have been basically living on the road since their formation in 2011, and given how tight they are that certainly seems to be the case. This is their third album, and to the uninitiated they come across as Motörhead mixed with Status Quo, with elements of Rose Tattoo, WASP and Ted Nugent….

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