UPDATE: RE-ARMED

My HeadBangers below is the newest song from Re-Armed, it is badass to say the least.  Check out Week 59 to see the story on these guys.  Big Shout Out to the guys for sending me this song.  I love it…..

“Beyond The Horizon”

Those growl vocals just get better omfg.  And remember we all are

“StrongerTogether”

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Week 77 – ABBATH

My HeadBangers welcome from Bergen, Norway:  ABBATH

“Hecate”

My HeadBangers how’s this for some Black Metal….FFS!!!!!!!!

“Harvest Pyre”

Well my HeadBangers I had to bring you Abbath, this band is  like a Succubus,  their  music drains me of the stress and tension that is everywhere right now, especially my own. 

Let’s look at some bio on these guys, it’s quite interesting:

April 2015, Metal Hammer Mag announced that Abbath Doom Occulta had recruited members for the band.   King ov Hell from God Seed and drummer  Kevin Foley aka Creature,  Vredehammer guitarist and vocalist Per Valla, to tour with the band as lead guitarist. The band was to start work on their debut album to be released in 2016. During their Debut performance at Tuska Open Air 2015, they played a completed song titled “Fenrir Hunts” that would be featured on then-upcoming debut album.

“Fenrir Hunts”

The album, Abbath, was released January 2016.   In December 2015, drummer Creature (Kevin Foley) left the band. Several days after that,  Per Valla left the band.  At the start of 2016 Gabe Seeber, now the Creature, as the new drummer and replacing Per Valla was Ole André Farstad, who played on the debut album, joined as guitarist. 

I know HeadBangers, but all bands go through the ups and downs before the perfect match of personalities mesh.  Wait it gets more interesting, read on guys.

October 2016, Abbath posted on their Facebook page that they were working on their second album, for release in 2017.

July 2018, King ov Hell  left the band due to conflicting views on the upcoming album. Wiksten also left the band shortly after.

So HeadBangers because of all these ups and downs the second album “Outstrider” wasn’t released until July 2019.  Also, a new drummer, Ukri Suvilehto, and Mia Wallace as bassist.

Keep going HeadBangers it gets better….

In September  2019 it was announced that Abbath will perform at Wacken Open Air 2020, in Germany.  Let’s hope that isn’t cancelled.

On November 25, 2019 Abbath Doom Occulta announced on Facebook that he was going into Rehab for addiction after the concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, cancelling the remainder of Abbath’s South American tour. The concert was delayed for two hours and ended with Abbath throwing his guitar into the crowd. After starting and stopping songs several times he was taken back stage. You can image the backlash on social media, and there were several clashes with fans and police.   

January 2020, Mia Wallace was told over the phone by Abbath’s manager that she was no longer part of the band. This right before the beginning of the Outstrider 2020 European tour.  She was replaced by Rusty Cornell as the new bassist.

Ok so now we are up to date I hope.  Anyway now let’s meet the band before anymore changes happen:

Ole Andre Farstad – Guitar

Ukri Suviletho – Drums

Rusty Cornell – Bass

Abbath – Vocals & Guitar

My Thoughts:

Well my HeadBangers were you able to absorb all that?  I have to say there have been a lot of changes in this band.   Abbath going to Rehab, I wish him only the best.  It takes a lot to announce that on Facebook.   I like their music, it’s very raw.  Their videos are very well done, my compliments to whoever comes up with their ideas.  However, I will stick with my Melodic Death Metal.  Remember what speaks to me may not speak to you and vice versa.  As I always say “Metal is a constant evolving Beast”.  As a metalhead myself it doesn’t mean that we always will have the same favorite bands, there are more than enough to suit our individual needs and likes.  But we are still family and I will still listen to Abbath, after all he does have those growl vocals.  

That’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Situs K.

You can certainly see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.  Always follow your heart.

Thank you Situs so much for your comment.  I am very passionate about my music.  You know when the world doesn’t seem to be going the right way and you think you are just hitting the wall.  My music and this blog have saved me so many times I couldn’t even count them all.   You just have to keep going and the music is always there for me, not to mention the bands and my MetalHeads.  I have met the most amazing bands and people through my music.  Remember I always say we MetalHeads are family.  I’ve never felt as safe with people as I do with my MetalHeads,  and that my friend is a true fact.

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Week 76 – ENTOMBED A.D

My HeadBangers, welcome from Stockholm, Sweden:  ENTOMBED A.D

“Live at Wacken Open Air 2016”

Paska listen to those growl vocals and look at all this hair, kill me now HeadBangers.

 

What do you get when you mix Dark Rock with Death Metal?9“Torment Remains”

Listen to that sound, Swedish Metal no matter what genre, has that sound that I can’t explain in words.  If you listen to enough of the Nordic Metal Bands like I have you can, if  you have the ear, know right where they are from, not making this shit up either, you can ask my Metal Man, he knows.   The drums and that guitar just scream to me, get over here and check this out.

Let’s look at some bio on these guys taken from their site:

If you don’t know ENTOMBED A.D., the deadly sonic force fronted by former Nihilist/Entombed vocalist L-G Petrov, well, then you’re either no metalhead, slept under a rock since the late 80’s or have already gone the way of all flesh with crawling swarms of maggots deliciously peeling every single bit of meat from your sorry bones. 

ENTOMBED A.D.’s legacy goes way back into the year 1987 when the band originally formed under the name Nihilist. In 1989, the group changed its name to Entombed and together with Morbid (for whom singer L-G played drums), Treblinka/Tiamat, Grave, Unleashed, Dismember, they established themselves as masters of Swedish death metal before flavoring the trademark “Stockholm sound” with a more punkish, rocking edge that culminated in the ultimate death ‘n’ roll classic “Wolverine Blues” in 1993, an album still very much present in the band’s current sound.

Inspired by such diverse acts as Autopsy, Motörhead, Discharge or Kiss, over the years Entombed did not shy away from thinking outside of the coffin resulting in a style some fans called death’n’roll but in the end it was, is and will just be a band with a style and impact entirely their own. 

With two full-length album under the new persona, Back to the Front (2014) and Dead Dawn (2016), ENTOMBED A.D are poised to return with one of 2019’s most devastating, deathly statements. Their new album “Bowels Of Earth” represents a huge leap forward for these gnarly veterans. Faster, tighter and more viscerally crushing than anything they have produced before.

There was no way in hell I was leaving out these pics.  I am a lover of the hair, and all my HeadBangers know it.  Really look at that pic, that hair has a life of its own, it’s badass.

“Elimination”

Ok let’s meet the band:

L-G Petrov – Vocals

Olle Dahlstedt – Drums

Nico Elgstrand – Guitar

Guilherme Miranda – Guitar

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My Thoughts:

This has been the shittiest week I’ve had in a long Perkele time.  Tired of being in lock down, tired of hearing about Corona, tired of wearing masks over my face when I go out, can’t be with my Metal Man.    So what better way to take away my gloom and doom then some raw up in your GD face Black Death Metal.  Bring it guys.   My HeadBangers know my thing is Melodic Death Metal, but this week let’s throw in that Blackness.  Hey it took away my frickin headache and gave me goosebumps lmfao.   So I’m adding this to my list of favs.  Check out their Facebook these guys have a lot of touring coming up, some in the US, hopefully it won’t be cancelled.

Well that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band (really pulling out the darkness with this one) and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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Ques/Comments from My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Leandra S.

I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. Now I’m very happy that I came across this during my hunt for something regarding this subject.

Thank you so much for taking time to comment Leandra.  I really appreciate it.  With all the shit that’s happening right now on this planet your words mean a lot to me.  Being in lock down as I call it can really get to you, but my music and this blog get me through it.  People like you that take time to leave some words lifts my spirits, thanks again.

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Week 75 – CRUISH-NIR

Welcome my HeadBangers from somewhere deep in Romania:  Cruish-Nir

“Quietus”

My HeadBangers, as a Metal Blogger bands will send me songs to listen to and so it was with Cruish-Nir.  Cruish-Nir is a new band/collaboration formed in 2019. I love being able to bring my MetalHeads something new and different but still metal. 

This song was released March 23rd and it’s their first song, but they are working on more at the time of this post.

The musicians are involved in different projects beside Cruish-Nir, but this song really got my attention.  Do you hear those growl vocals?  You know that’s my thing so of course I had to bring it to you.  They are raw and some of the deepest I’ve heard.  It takes a great artist to master them and Liviu Ustinescu has done it without question as far as I’m concerned.  Also, Isabel Restrepo, of Fabulae Dramatis, has a great voice, check her out on FB.

I want to give you the history of the band, you know I love a band with history, it was given to me by Untaru Valentin, the founder.  

Cruish-Nir gothic/doom metal project was born in one of my travels around Europe, more in particular after long rainy nights spent in Isle of Skye, Scotland. The project represents the result of long travels around Europe, as an expression of my soul looking for the strange beauty in ethereal silence of mother nature, grief and eternal pain, valuing the expressiveness of my soul, mental condition resulting in a musical manifestation of romantic melancholy and delirium tremens of body and mind.  The music takes the path of totality, as part of my spiritual journey for ethereal silence…

For now, it’s a studio project exclusively, with me writing the lyrics and ideas behind the songs, and Robert Cotoros (The Bipolar Disorder Project) performing all instruments and handling production, also Liviu Ustinescu (Rancorum and Contraband X) performing as lead vocal/growl vocals.  However, I’m looking forward to bringing together a band for live shows in the near future.

My work will be released on band’s official youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSiOJ6A0cQcDEyc_hwJm7fg

and bandcamp account:

https://cruish-nir.bandcamp.com/

Here’s some facts behind the song “Quietus”:

The song Quietus represents a soul’s search over the eons, into its own ethereal realm, for an eternal return to it’s primordial ashes, where both male and female essences are looking into voidification of their inner presence, as voidification of flesh and bone.  

My HeadBangers you got all that, just listen to the song, it is excellent.

Let’s meet these collaborators:

From left to top, bottom, and right:

Untaru Valentin – founder, bassist and manager

Liviu Ustinescu ( Rancorum, Contraband X) – growl vocals

Robert Cotoros ( The Bipolar Disorder Project/ ex- Hteththemeth ) – all instruments

Isabel Restrepo ( Fabulae Dramatis) – clean vocals

A few words from Untaru:

I want to thank you for this opportunity to share some thoughts about what Cruish-Nir means.  I highly appreciate your work and I’m glad people are still looking to find out more about the bands they’re listening to, as for who’s going to read these words, I send my deep appreciation and warm hugs, too.

Everyone, no matter where you’re from, or who you are, music is supposed to heal us, teach us, to speak to our souls.  Take care of you, and remember… life is a gift of love and patience, be yourself, express yourself and stay doom! \m/

There you have it my HeadBangers, well said.  On that note that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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Metal vs Corona

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My HeadBangers, I’ve received some emails from some of the bands and I thought I would pass along how they’re doing in this crazy time.  After all Metal is Family.

April 10:  Update

Smorrah from Gelsenkirchen, Germany   The guys are doing good, they have been in lock down for 3 weeks now.  Wishing all of us MetalHeads to stay healthy and check out their FB page next Friday for their new single and video.  You know I will be there no matter what.  I love these guys, they are the best.

April 5:  Update

Syth Glasgow Band  from Glasgow, Scotland  The guys are doing good and also staying indoors.  I’m sure there is a lot of music going on there lol.  Check out their Twitter and FB for more info.

April 3:  Update

AEolian Band from Palma de Mallorca, Spain  Thanks Raúl for letting us know.  The guys are isolated for 15 days in their homes and will continue working on their new album.  They wish to thank all the people who are working in the fight against the virus.  Check out their FB and Twitter site for more info.

Hidden Scars from Las Vegas, Nevada USA  Thanks for the email, you  can sign up for emails on their website.  Joel Floyd West founder and great growl vocals is fine and at home pondering all that’s happening.  I can only imagine some good music will come out of all of this.  You can check their FB and Twitter for more info.

TEOR (The Edge of Reason)  from Regensburg, Germany  This is a very special band to me.  I love them.  Big shout out to Ro Seven, keep fighting the good fight you will never lose, you are a great and gifted person.  The band wants us to know that we are all in this fight together.  If anyone wants to join their FB group check out their FB page, their Twitter page is having problems right now.  Also you can DM them at any of their social media and even drop them a line in an email at contact@teor.de.

Vovkulaka from Odessa, Ukraine.  Thanks so much Volk for letting us know.  You guys can sign up for emails at their site, check out their FB and Twitter pages for more info:

April 2, 2020

Like Everyone in the World…We’re on lockdown here in Odessa,Ukraine. The Odessa Mayor closed everything down three weeks ago.  Naya G and JuleZ are in their Flats…I’m in my Дома.  We’re all healthy and staying inside.  We can’t rehearse…But our Studio is waiting when all this ends.  We HOPE all our Fans are healthy and safe in these trying times…

Naya G —  VolK —  JuleZ

METAL!

My HeadBangers, I’ll update as I find out more.  Until this is over feel free to email me any time with news or just to talk at:

    MetalHeadBanger1979@gmail.com 

EVERYONE be safe, and turn your metal up, remember we are family.

 

 

Ques/Comments from My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Latoya W.

Admiring the commitment you put into your site and detailed information you offer.

It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information.  Great read!  I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feed to my Google account.  

Thanks so much Latoya for taking time to comment.  It’s comments like yours that keep me going when I hit the wall lol.  Thanks again.

Week 74 – [AMATORY]

My HeadBangers, welcome from Saint Petersburg, Russia:  [AMATORY]

 Звёздная грязь

My HeadBangers know I don’t like to use translators. Sometimes they work and when they don’t it can be a disaster, trust me I know from personal experience.  And, I would never translate any bands songs ever.  In the translation the feeling and the meaning is lost.  I love the original even if I don’t know what it all means.  When your a Metalhead it just comes to you.

Первый

Let’s look at some bio on these guys:

[Amatory] (commonly typeset as [AMATORY], to fit their logo) is a Russian metalcore band, formed in 2001 in Saint Petersburg.   The band went on hiatus from extensive touring and studio work at the end of 2012, having released 5 studio albums. In 2015, the band returned from hiatus and released sixth studio album simply titled «6».

The group won two awards at the “Russian Alternative Music Prize” in 2005  and has toured across Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Finland.

The band spans several genres, including Death Metal, Metalcore, and Melodic Death Metal.  Which you know Melodic Death Metal is my thing.

A few interesting things about Saint Petersburg:

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city’s iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works.

Let’s meet the band:

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DENVER – Bass – Vocals
SEREZHA – Vocals
STEWART – Drums
DIMM – Guitars
IL – Guitars

 x RAM – Нож

My Thoughts

Vittu minua!!!!!!  My HeadBangers, this was the hardest blog I’ve ever done.  Paska!  Mainly because of the language barrier, and I hate using translators.  Any way as you can tell [Amatory] crosses a lot of genres, but as my metal man says “There is metal in everything”.   I’m a Melodic Death Metal person and I live for my growl vocals and as I always say what speaks to me may not speak to you.  Really it’s just all about the music HeadBangers, by that I mean, the sound of the instruments, each individual one, does it give you a rush, does it make your heart pound, forget the words, concentrate on the sound, the rhythm, and there it is.  Music crosses all barriers.  I cannot begin to tell you guys how many countries I have discovered because of my Metal Music.  Not to mention new friends that I will hold close forever.  If you think a country is “to different”, maybe it’s because you don’t really know anyone from there.  Think about it, I know my scope of the world has changed so much and my life because of the music and the bands.  I have not talked or met one band that was rude or dismissive.  Most have even gone out of their way to get me information or help me with translations and anything else I needed.  If music ruled the world we would all be in a better place but, until then stay with me while we explore this planet and find more great metal.

That’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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Ques/Comments from my HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Sammie W.

Hi there, I read your new stuff on a regular basis.  Your humoristic style is awesome, keep up the good work!

Thank you so much Sammie.  I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.  I’m glad I can add some humor, even if it’s in my own twisted way, to my MetalHeads day, especially in the things we are all going through right now.  I will definitely not change cause this is me, thanks again. 

Week 73 – NJORD

My HeadBangers welcome from Sandviken, Sweden, the Viking Rock Band:  NJORD

“För Sent”

You know I love bands whose name comes with a history, well this is what I found about the name of Njord.

Njord was the god of the sea in Norse mythology. He is the father of Freyr and Freya.

Njord was married to the giantess Skadi. Skadi’s father was slain by the gods. To make up for her loss, Skadi was allowed to choose a husband from the gods.

She was not permitted to look at their faces, only their feet. She chose the most beautiful feet she saw, thinking they belonged to the god Balder. Instead, they were the feet of Njord. Skadi was used to living in the icy mountains, and Njord was used to living by the sea. This made their marriage difficult, and eventually they chose to live apart from each other.

Well that’s a shame isn’t it, but mythology is great.  Bands that have history to them are so interesting to me, makes you wonder why did they picked this name.  Also, before anyone complains, I don’t need songs to be in English to love them so just enjoy the sound and how the words sound.  Sometimes it sounds better in their native tongue, I prefer it that way.

“Under Hammaren”

I had to do some digging to find some Bio so here it is:

Njord is a Swedish Viking Rock Band from Sandviken . The band was formed in 2003 by Mathias Hellhoff and Johanna Ersson. The band name refers to the sea god Njord in Nordic Mythology .

In 2003 the group participated on the compilation album Party På Valhall! with drummer Andreas Momqvist from the punk band Soypooh . That same year Momqvist went on to become the band’s guitarist and Patrik Björkmann, also from Soypooh, became a new drummer. In 2005, both bands left after internal conflicts and devoted themselves to Momqvist’s solo project Nidhöggs Vrede.  A year later, Björkmann rejoined the group. The same year, Daniel Eklund joined the band as a guitarist. In 2008, the record company Vikingarock Records released Njord’s Debut Album Against Heaven…  In 2011 Njord started making songs for his second album. In 2012 Eklund left the band due to time constraints and he made his last gig at the Kuggnäs Festival, where Njord also released his new album For Sweden. The following year, Njord celebrated 10 years as a band and in conjunction with it released the digital record Fordom which contains older recordings. In 2015 Johanna left the band. She did her last gig at the Kuggnäs festival. In 2016 the new band members Stefan Johansson, from Völund Smed and Hel , and Nicklas Ek, also from Völund Smed were presented.

On May 20, 2016, the song Den Ende was released, which is the first song with the new set. Freedom’s Arch was the first and only single from the upcoming Maxi single “In the Yellow and Blue”. The song was released on YouTube February 26, 2018. On July 26 of that year, the EP is released In the Yellow and Blue. On August 15, 2018, the single was released Now we take over digitally on Spotify and other music services. On December 2, 2019, the single Memories of Autumn was released digitally on Spotify and iTunes, among others. Here it is below.

“Minnen om Hösten”

Let’s meet the band:

Mathias Hellhoff – Sång & gitarr,
Nicklas Ek – Guitar,
Stefan Johansson – Bass & körsång,
Patrik Björkmann – Drums

“För Alltid Patriot”

My Thoughts:

My HeadBangers, with all that’s happening on this planet right now the one thing that is a constant in my life is the music. It’s the only thing that keeps me going every day and keeps me from losing my shit. You all know what I mean. The music is always there like an old friend waiting for you to come and visit, to sit back, relax and turn it up nice and loud.  Music will drive away your fears and worries and let you, for as long as you want, stay in that in between world where all you hear is the sound of the guitar, the beat of the drums and growl vocals that make our hearts pound to the rhythm in our chests. Metal makes us stronger and personally helps me face another day. I hope all my HeadBangers are doing great. We will beat this as we always do and if any of you need or want  to talk to another HeadBanger email me at anytime, I’m always here for my family, rest and don’t stress:                           Metalheadbanger1979@gmail.com.

That’s it for this week. Join me next week for another band and another song. In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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