martes, 26 de mayo de 2015

Warpath Metalgrafia

Arnie (R.I.P.) Vocals
Maurer     Bass
Krid     Drums
Jan Lamprecht "Jannick"     Guitars
Dirk "Digger" Weiss     Vocals
Warpath was another of the West Virginia Records family of bands who took a more blunt and US approach to thrash metal than their esteemed German forebears. You could very easily compare their sound to Despised, Howlin' Mad or Holy Moses for its simplicity of intent and average pacing. The difference is that Warpath had a tremendously professional sound to them, the equal of almost any other band out there from either side of the pond. They also had one of those monikers that probably a hundred other bands were striving for. Warpath. How can you not like it? Unfortunately, the Germans never really did much with the name, and their career consisted of four average to low quality albums that never went anywhere.
Kill Your Enemy 1996
1. Kill Your Enemy
2. A Matter Of Fact
3. Die Maschine
4. Frustation Grows
5. Outburst Of Rage
6. The Struggle
7. Sign Of Hard Times (Cro-Mags cover)
8. Stomp
9. Overrolin'
10. Kill Your Enemy 2
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Against Everyone 1994
1. Gate Crasher
2. In Rage
3. Against Everyone
4. Terminus
5. Give A Shit
6. I Hate
7. Night On Earth
8. Paranoia
9. Vote Of Censure
10. That's For Me
11. Mind Commits Murder
12. End Of Salvation
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Massive 1993
1. Intro / Massive
2. Extend
3. Pain
4. Race War (Carnivore Cover)
5. Ambivalence
6. Save Me From The Wreckage
7. Fears Of The Past
8. Remember My Name
9. Always Near You
10. Thoughts Begin To Bite
11. Reason Enough To Die
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

When War Begins 1992
1. Resistance Useless
2. Die In Grief
3. Forest Of Anima
4. Last Vacation
5. Wardance
6. Absolution
7. You Are The Sickness
8. Tightrope Walk
9. The Ballad Of H
10. Those Crawling Insects
11. Hypocrite
12. Black Metal (Venom Cover)
13. Outro
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Sofisticator Metalgrafia

Disossator Vocals (2009-present)
Popi Guitars (2009-present)
Atomik Bahnhof Bass (2010-present)
Crudelio Von Füst Drums (2012, 2013-present)
Don Hammier Guitars (2013-present)
Baron Roccio Guitars (2010-2013)
Fire Eater Drums (2013)
Sofisticator is a totally old school-oriented thrash metal band from Florence (Italy) mainly influenced by the likes of Exodus, Slayer, Possessed, Overkill and Venom. Popi (guitar) and Disossator (vocals) decided to start Sofisticator as a real band with Cosimo (drums) and Panca (bass) in September 2009. This infamous first line-up wrote the band’s early songs but Panca soon left and the bass duties were handled by different players, while Roccio joined as a second guitarist to support the growing metal mayhem. As Cosimo left soon after, Peppe the Butcher (drums) and Prosciugator (bass) joined Sofisticator in July 2010 to play some gigs and work on new material, but they were already out in October. Once recruited bassist Atomik Bahnhof, the band began working together to complete some kickass new songs as well as searching for a drummer, which eventually arrived in February 2011 in the person of The Ripper. This line-up entered Putrido Records Recording Studio in July-August 2011 to record the debut full-length album ‘Camping the Vein’, released by EBM Records in April 2012, and gigged around until increasing problems led to Ripper’s dismissal in November 2012. Old time friend Crudelio Von Füst temporarily replaced him for the remaining shows scheduled and in January 2013 Fire Eater officially joined Sofisticator as the new drummer only to get fired four months later due to his disloyal behavior. Once called back Crudelio Von Füst as the official drummer, troubles seem not to have ended yet: shortly after playing a great gig supporting Exodus, guitarist Baron Roccio gives up the band to follow different life paths. Nevertheless Sofisticator played at Romanian Thrash Fest in October 2013 before announcing Don Hammier as the new stable member to join the army and kept kicking ass across Italy waiting to finally re-enter the studio in 2014. In the meantime the band shared the stage with some of nowadays most important thrash metal bands like Hirax, Toxik, Bonded By Blood, Hobbs’ Angel Of Death as well as taking part to Faust Extreme Fest V supporting Venom. Now that the summer has gone, the new record is finished and ready to strike your ears by the end of the year…
Death By Zapping 2014
1. Evil Frequencies
2. Channel 666
3. Rot-Wash & Roll
4. Ok, the Price Is Right
5. Quiz of Death
6. Walter Texas Thrasher
7. 666 News
8. Miracle Blade
9. S-Factor
10. Dark Side of Luna Park
11.Who Saw Him
12. M.C.S.
13. Great Strike
14. End of Transmission
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Camping The Vein 2012
1. Blasphemous Arrival
2. Camping The Vein
3. Burger Hell
4. Total Flatulence War (Beans Attack!)
5. Burn The Steaks On The Fire
6. Ivo The Woodman
7. Holidays In Hell
8. I Wa' Sborr' To Rock'n'roll
9. Sofisticator
10. Thrash & Clean
11. Mantas (The Thrashmaker)
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Ostrogoth Metalgrafia

Marc De Brauwer - vocals
Rudy Vercruysse - guitar (R.I.P. 2015)
Hans Van De Kerckhove - guitar
Marnix Van de Kauter - bass
Mario Pauwels - drums
Josey Hindrix - Vocals *
Dario Frodo - Guitars *
Stripe - Bass *
OSTROGOTH is an old school heavy metal band, based in Ghent, Belgium. The band writes, records and plays their own music since the early ‘80s. Influenced by classic bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, MSG and Scorpions, Ostrogoth strives to write high quality and harmonic melodies, combined with pounding drums and groovy bass-lines.

The roots of the band can be traced back to as early as 1976, when drummer Mario ‘Grizzly’ Pauwels and bass player Marnix ‘Bronco’ Van De Kauter started jamming together in a band called Stonehenge. In October 1980 the very first Ostrogoth line-up was formed when Grizzly and Bronco teamed up with guitarist Jean-Pierre De Keghel and singer Luc Minne. But already in April 1981 Jean-Pierre was replaced by Hans ’Sphinx’ Vandekerckhove. Later that year, on July 26th, 1981, Ostrogoth performed their first ever live concert, at the ‘Gentse Feesten’ in Belgium. One year later, in 1982, Rudy ‘WhiteShark’ Vercruysse joined as second guitarist, as the band wanted to write more harmonic pieces. That same year White Temple singer Marc ‘Red Star’ De Brauwer replaced Luc Minne and the line-up of the legendary ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP was a fact.

Early 1983 Ostrogoth recorded their first EP, ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ at Kritz Studios in Kuurne, Belgium. As soon as the first tracks were mastered, the band was invited by the ‘Domino’ radio show. Two songs from the FME sessions were broadcasted and the very next day Mausoleum Records offered the band their first recording contract. In May 1983, ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ was released and Ostrogoth kicked off the first edition of the legendary Heavy Sound Festival.

Early 1984 an alternative version of the title track from ‘Ecstasy And Danger’ was released on the compilation EP ‘If It’s Loud, We’re Proud’, which also featured two other Belgian bands, Killer and Crossfire. Ostrogoth once again chose Kritz Studios to record their first full-length effort. It became a completely different album, with lots of experimenting, twin guitar melodies, rhythmical breaks and singer Red Star at his best.
23 Years later, in 2007, WhiteShark’s signature song ‘Queen of Desire’ was picked for the soundtrack of the PS3 game ‘Brutal Legend’, among bands like Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Kiss, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Slayer.

1985 – TOO HOT
For the follow-up to ‘Ecstasy And Danger’ Mausoleum Records urged the band to record in Brussels, at Shiva Studios. Producer Alex Gietz was hired and the band spent almost two months recording. Backing vocals were provided by Peter De Wint, who would become Ostrogoth’s singer two years later. Once again, the outcome was a completely different album.
Also in 1985 Ostrogoth kicked off the very first edition of the annual music festival Pukkelpop.
In the meantime, ‘Sphinx’ was traveling the world for his Doctorship in Eastern Philology.

‘Sphinx’ could no longer combine the rock and roll world with his job at the University of Tubingen and decided to leave the band. Shortly before ‘Bronco’ had quit as well, for personal reasons. A long search for new band members was on. Auditions attracted musicians from all over the country. Junao Martins, a Brazilian guitarist and Pierre Villafranca, a bass player with Spanish roots joined Ostrogoth. The new line-up also featured Chris Taerwe on keyboards. That same year ‘Red Star’ left the band and was replaced by ex-Crossfire singer Peter De Wint.
Original members Grizzly and WhiteShark, joined by the four ‘new guys’, recorded ‘Feelings Of Fury’ at Rainbow Studios, with producer Ward Cuzsinsky, who had previously worked with Bad Lizard. The production quality on FOF is disappointing but the songs are strong as a brick wall. Shortly after recording the album, Pierre Villafranca left the band and Sylvain Cherotti took his place for the live shows of the ‘Feelings of Fury’ campaign. Disputes and musical differences cropped up and the band decided to split up in the summer of 1988.

2002 – Mausoleum Records 20th Anniversary Reunion
In 2002 founder Alfie Falckenbach wanted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mausoleum Records with a concert with old Mausoleum recording artists. All original Ostrogoth members joined in (except for ‘Sphinx’ who died in 1989 from heart failure). The reunion show took place on May 10th, 2002, at the famous Biebob club, with Grizzly, Bronco, WhiteShark and Red Star from the early days, joined by Junao Martins and Peter De Wint from the 1987 line-up. The concert was recorded and six songs were released on the Live compilation CD ‘Mausoleum 20th Anniversary Concert’, with Red Star and Peter De Wint each taking credit for three songs. Later that summer Ostrogoth played some more Belgian shows and visited Greece for the first time, but late 2002 the story came to an end once again.

2010 – Second Reunion
The blood flows as long as one lives. So eight years later, Grizzly, Bronco, WhiteShark and Red Star revived Ostrogoth again, after an offer to headline the Ages Of Metal festival, in October 2010.
With new guitarist Dario Frodo on board, Ostrogoth headlined the Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, in March 2011. Further plans for 2011 had to be put on hold as WhiteShark suffered a terrible table saw accident in which he almost lost his left arm.

2012-2014 – KIT and beyond
Early 2012 the band was operational again and started rehearsals for their postponed gig at Germany’s Keep It True festival. But a mere two months before KIT, Red Star decided to leave the band and new singer Josey Hindrix joined Ostrogoth. When Ostrogoth was asked to play the Keep It True Festival in Germany, the band said in advance that it was either gonna be a one-off performance, or it would turn into a new chapter, depending on the crowd reaction to the show. The crowd was awesome, welcomed the new Ostrogoth incarnation with open arms and sang along to every single one of the classic tunes. KIT was new singer Josey Hindrix’ very first performance, after only four rehearsals. Once more Ostrogoth survived a stressful period with yet a new member.

Also in 2012 the band got some really good PR from a fan of the early days of the band. Metallica frontman James Hetfield performed live with a denim jacket that featured a patch with the Ostrogoth logo. Hetfield remembered the band from the early touring days of Metallica, when the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP was often played in their tourbus. Up until today pictures of James with an Ostrogoth t-shirt keep popping up everywhere, in magazines, in calendars, on websites and on posters in Vans stores all over the world. A big honor for Ostrogoth.

In 2013 Ostrogoth celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP with a Belgian clubtour and took upcoming talent Evil Invaders in tow.
As the year was coming to an end, bass player Marnix ‘Bronco’ Van de Kauter decided to leave the band. The heavy touring schedule for 2014/2015 was causing a conflict with Bronco’s personal life. Bronco said in a personal statement: “The growing interest Ostrogoth has generated over the last few years has been very rewarding, but has also put a strain on my personal life. The time and effort that needs to be put into playing and writing in a band is more than I can deliver, at this moment in my life. Therefore I have decided to step aside and let the band – which I helped found and have always and will always support – grow further.” New bass player Stripe made his debut in April 2014

What seemed impossible for many fans, started to get real in the spring of 2014. The band was writing new songs and started talking to different labels about releasing some new material. Some of the new songs were tested out on the various live shows the band played in the course of 2014, mainly festivals shows like Graspop, Puntpop and Zandrock in Belgium and Swordbrothers in Germany. The band also performed for the first time in Austria and Italy and returned to Greece for the third time.

But next to the enthusiasm about the new songs and the many live shows, 2014 brought also devastating news. In the summer, guitarist Rudy ‘WhiteShark’ Vercruysse was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. Although the situation was very serious, there was initially an estimated life expectancy of two years. WhiteShark started chemotherapy and was able to play the summer festival shows. He was also present for the recordings of ‘Last Tribe Standing’, in September 2014. But with the chemotherapy not giving the expected result, the situation escalated fast, and the cancer was getting more grip on WhiteShark’s body. Early December 2014, the doctors had to bring down drastically the earlier life expectancy of two years to “a few weeks”.
On December 6th, Sharky gave everything he had to put on a great show, when Ostrogoth played a sold out Belgian headline club show, in Wippelgem, but it would be his last ever live show. WhiteShark died less than a month later, on January 3rd 2015, at age 59.

Pragmatic and realistic as he was, WhiteShark had a scenario for the future from the day he was diagnosed with cancer. Ostrogoth never had to organize auditions to start looking for another guitarist. From day one WhiteShark told the rest of the band “I want Geert Annys to be my successor… when the time comes.” In the ‘80s Geert was part of Belgian bands Stainless Steel, Thunderfire and Universe and shared the stage many times with Ostrogoth. He also spent some time in Neo-Prophet several years ago, but Geert is best known for his work on the debut album from Belgium’s melodic hard rock band Mystery.

January 23rd, 2015 saw the release of ‘Last Tribe Standing’, both on CD and vinyl, through Belgian cult label Empire Records. ‘Last Tribe Standing’ is the first official Ostrogoth release since 1987 and features four new studio recordings and four live songs.
The amazing cover artwork was created by the talented Velio Josto from Italy.

The band made this statement about ‘Last Tribe Standing’: “At first the idea was to release a 4-track EP with new material, just like we did back in 1983 with our ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ debut. Not a full album, just an EP with four killer songs. But a few days before we entered the studio to record the new tracks, we were listening to the tapes of some summer festival shows we had recorded earlier this year, solely for our own archives. The recordings were raw and 100% live, but the tapes sounded so good, it would’ve been a shame not to use them. So grew the idea to release two EP’s, back to back. With the four new songs on the A-side of the vinyl version and on the B-side the four songs from the ‘Full Moon’s Eyes’ EP, in a 2014 live version, the way the current line-up plays these songs today. Old and new gathered in one.”

‘Last Tribe Standing’ was recorded at Mushroom Studios in Belgium and produced by guitarist Dario Frodo and mixing engineer Pete Mush, and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Amaranthe, Evergrey, Pretty Maids).

As a tribute to the early days, the band also decided to reuse the original logo, that was only featured on the 1983 debut, for their 2015/2016 campaign.

In the past two years Ostrogoth has played thirty+ live concerts, in Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and Greece and performed for the first time in Spain, Italy and Austria. The positive reactions from both fans and press to these recent live shows confirm that Ostrogoth might have its best line-up so far and is delivering the goods as never before.
Last Tribe Standing 2015 *
1. No Risk Taken
2. Clouds
3. Retun To The Heroes Museum
4. Last Tribe Standing
5. Heroes Museum (live)
6. Full Moon's Eyes (live)
7. Paris By Night (live)
8. Rock Fever (live)
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.
Feelings Of Fury / Too Hot 1985/1987/2002
.....Feelings Of Fury 1987.....
1. Conquest
2. The Introduction
3. Samourai
4. Love Can Wait
5. We Are The Ace
6. The Hunter
7. Get Out Of My Life
8. What The Hell Is Going on
9. Vlad Strigoi
.....Too Hot 1985.....
10. Too Hot
11. Shoot Back
12. Sign Of Life
13. The Gardens Of Marrakesh
14. Love In The Street
15. Night Womem (Don't Like Me)
16. Endless Winterdays
17. Catch The Sound Of Peace
18. Halloween
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.
Ecstasy And Danger / Full Moon's Eyes 1983/1984/2002
.....Ecstasy And Danger 1984.....
1. Queen of Desire
2. Ecstasy and Danger
3. A Bitch Again
4. Stormbringer
5. Scream Out
6. Lords of Thunder
7. The New Generation
8. Do it Right
.....Full Moon's Eyes EP 1983.....
9. Full Moon's Eyes
10. Heroes' Museum
11. Paris by Night
12. Rock Fever
Bonus Track from 12" compilation "If It's Loud We're Proud"
13. Ecstasy and Danger (Alternative Version)
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Viking Metalgrafia 2 (Actualization)

Ron Eriksen - Vocals, Guitars
Gene Hoglan - Drums (Dark Angel)
Mike Gonzalez - Bass (Dark Angel)
Justin Zych - Guitars (Valhalla)
No Child Left Behind 2015
01. 9:02 on Flight 182
02. By the Brundlefly
03. Blood Eagle
04. Debt to Me
05. An Ideal Opportunity
06. Eaten by a Bear
07. Wretched Old Mildred
08. A Thousand Reasons I Hate You
09. Helen Behind the Door
10. Burning from Within
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Trauma Metalgrafia 2 (Actualization)

Rapture and Wrath 2015
1. Heart of Stone
2. When I Die
3. The Long Way Home
4. Pain
5. The Walking Dead
6. Kingdom Come
7. Egypt
8. Under the Lights
9. Don't Tread On Me
10. Too Late
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Ruthless Metalgrafia 2 (actualization)

They Rise 2015
01. Defender
02. Laceration
03. Traitor
04. They Rise
05. Hang Man
06. Time Waits
07. Out Of The Ashes
08. Frustration
09. Systematic Terror
10. Gates Of Hell
11. Metal Without Mercy
12. Bury The Axe
13. The Fever
14. Mass Killer
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Trident Metalgrafia 2 (Actualization)

Shadows EP 2015
1. Aftermath
2. Dark Nordic Rage
3. Shadows
4. Thy Kingdom
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Impalers Metalgrafia 2 (Actualization)

God from the Machine 2015
1. Future Void
2. God from the Machine
3. Perpare for War
4. Beyond Trinity
5. Destroy the Meek
6. Ghost
7. The Walls of Eryx
8. I Am Revolution
9. The Vulturine
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.

Gehennah Metalgrafia 2 (Actualization)

Metal Police 2015
01. Metal Police
02. Four Knuckle Facelift
03. Crime Career
04. Fuck ‘Em All
05. Carve Off Your Face (And Shove It Up Your Ass)
06. Black Jack Loser
07. Decibel Rebel
08. 666 Drunks & Rock n’ Roll
09. Bitch With A Bulletbelt
10. Hellstorm
11. Six-Pack Queen
12. Piss Off, I’m Drinking
Calidad 320 Kbps CBR.