Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Crowd Funding and Trees.

Independent music artists are every where at the moment, you won't see them if you just watch the telly, listen to the national radio stations or generally refuse to move away from the dross you are are fed via the mainstream, but it is everywhere.  In every town and city across the world there are people making music and promoting and performing it without any outside support or influence.  This makes me happy, but it also makes me sad.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Sirenia - Perils of the Deep Blue

In June 2013, Sirenia released their 6th album 'Perils of the Deep Blue'.  The video for  'Seven Widows Deep' was released earlier in June.  Sirenia are a great female fronted gothic metal band from Norway and this album is another solid release with Spanish vocalist Ailyn at the helm.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Tarja - Colours in the Dark

In September 2013 Tarja Turunen releases her long awaited 4th solo album, Colours in the Dark.  I absolutely love Tara's unique vocal style and really appreciate the operatic/metal musical style that she has been developing and making her own over the last few years since leaving Nightwish.

'Victim of Ritual' was the first single to be released from the album on 12th July and is heavily inspired by Bolero by Maurice Ravel (famously danced to by Torvill and Dean in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics). It is quite distinctive, certainly at the beginning.  A stunning piece of music which I hope leads the way for the rest of the album.