WEEK 119 – AEON OF AWARENESS

My HeadBangers, it is my pleasure to welcome back to the blog, from Germany with my fav, Melodic Death Metal, Per Lümbersson,  also from Lumberhead, Week 86, check them out.  Listen to this and I’ll tell you more….

“Resignation”

Per, besides being a founding member of the band Lumberhead (see Week 86) decided in the winter of 2020 to start a new project called “Aeon of Awareness”.  Along with Meta List doing the vocals, and I might add these are some great growl vocals.  Deep, dark, they go right thru me.  All my HeadBangers know how I am with my growl vocals.  Listen to that voice, perfect.  Yes I know it’s in German, and I do not translate songs, ever, to me it takes away from the song.  Perfect with the instrumental part Per.

Per has said they are inspired by timeless heroes of the Gothenburg school as well as other death and black metal bands.  

FYI my HeadBangers,  Gothenburg is a city in Sweden that started the death metal sound in the 1990’s it has a large melodic death metal scene, while Stockholm is known for its more raw death metal scene.  I know that some of the sound was created by using  detuned electric guitars and  Heavy Metal pedals.  Really I don’t know much about how they make it, I just enjoy the end result.  But, if you want to know more there’s plenty of info on the web about it.  I’m sure you can also ask Per, he’s on Facebook and Instagram “Aeon of Awareness”.  

Here they are, Meta on the left, Per on the right.

I am looking forward to more from these guys.  Let’s have some feedback, I know they would like to know what all my HeadBangers think.  Me, well I think they are fire….

Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Jacinto S.

After exploring a number of the articles on your website, I honestly like your way of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website too and tell me how you feel.

Thank you for the kind words.  I will visit your website and let you know what I think.  Thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate it.

WEEK 118 – VREID

Welcome my HeadBangers from Sogndal, Norway the Black Metal/Black n Roll Band:

VREID

“The Return of Metal”

I absolutely love my Nordic Bands, they hold nothing back.

“Når Byane Brenn”

Listen to those growl vocals.  Music to my ears…

Let’s look at some bio on these guys:

Vreid is a Norwegian black metal/black n roll band formed in 2004 after the breakup of Windir following the death of lead singer and founder Valfar. The remaining members along with new guitarist Ese formed Vreid. The band’s name is an archaic Norwegian word meaning “Wrath”.

Hváll formed a new band consisting of the three Windir members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums), Sture (vocals/guitar) and a new guitarist named Ese. Ese has been a close friend of the Vreid members for years, and he was co-engineer on Windir’s Likferd album.

Hváll wrote most of the material for the debut album entitled Kraft. The lyrics are in both Norwegian and English. Kraft was released by Tabu Records in 2004.

Vreid’s second album, Pitch Black Brigade, was also released by Tabu Records, on 27 March 2006.

The band released their third album, I Krig (At War), through Indie Records in May / June 2007. All the lyrics on this record are based on poems from 1946 by Gunnar Reiss-Andersen, a member of the Norwegian resistance fighters during World War II. This makes the album almost a concept album about war.

In 2009, after releasing their fourth full-length album Milorg, Ese left the band and was replaced by Stian “Strom” Bakketeig, the former Windir and Ulcus guitarist. Bakketeig plays guitar in Cor Scorpii and Mistur as well. Much like I KrigMilorg contains songs about the Norwegian resistance.

In 2010, they released their first DVD called Vreid Goddamnit which contains live recordings filmed at Inferno Festival. On the same year, they released their first single entitled “Noen Å Hate”, a cover of a Raga Rockers song.

February 7, 2011  their fifth album released entitled V.

February 22, 2013 their sixth album released entitled Welcome Farewell.

October 9, 2015 their seventh album entitled Solvery.

September 28, 2018 their eight album released, Lifehunger.

On April 30, 2021 will release their ninth studio album Wild North West.

“Black Rites in the Black Nights”

Let’s meet the band:

Hvàll (Jarle Kvåle) – Bass – 2004-present

Steingrim (J∅rn Holen) – Drums – 2004-present

Sture (Sture Dingsøyr) – Vocals, Guitar – 2004-present

Strom (Stian Bakketeig) – Guitar – 2010-present

 

My Thoughts:

Well my HeadBangers, here we have a black metal band with some really good history.  To me the history adds to a band, it makes them who they are in my eyes.  Even Norway has that history with the burning of the Churches, which I’m sure you all know about.  If you don’t google it, it’s a long story but interesting and of course it involves music, I don’t want to give it all away.  I really like the sound this band has and the fact that they have been together for so long speaks to their commitment to the band, their music and each other.  There is a lot more of their music on YouTube, so check them out, you won’t be sorry.

Well that’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  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…..

 

Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Troy O.

Hello!  I realize this is kind of topic but I have to ask.

Does running a well-established website such as yours take a massive amount of work?  I’m completely new to operating a blog but, I do write in my journal every day.  I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my own experience and feelings online.  Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owner.  Really appreciate it!

Thank you Troy for asking.  It does take a lot of work.  When I started the blog, it took a couple hours a week, now it takes hours every day.  The reason is everything I say must be verified by the band or comes from the band.  That all takes time, I try to schedule weeks in advance to allow for them to get back to me and vise versa.  I am not happy with anything if it is not perfect, that’s my COD lol.  But I love what I do and I have met and spoke to people from all over this planet, and it has changed my life, it also has saved my life.  There are times when things get you down, just like all this Covid and being in lock down, but thankfully I have the blog, my music keeps me sane.  If you do start one and write it like a journal trust me when I say it will develop into something more, you won’t be able to stop it lmao.  The more I write the more I learn and then the more I want to share with my HeadBangers.  I love them all for we MetalHeads are just one big family.   Good luck with yours let me know when you start and I will check it out, in the meantime send more HeadBangers my way, I need more followers……..

Update On CARMILLA BAND

My HeadBangers and MetalHeads, I have an update on the Carmilla Band and their new single.  Let’s get to it.  Here is the new single, “Nevermore”.

“Nevermore”

For Immediate Release:

Gävle, Sweden 3rd of February 2021.   Carmilla Band announces new single “Nevermore” to be released on all major digital platforms on February 5th.

What better to do in times of pandemic than records a new single?

For the first time Felix Björklund is the main architect for a new song, leaving Häkan with a well deserved rest in terms of writing music.

Felix hit the Studio Claustrophobic with Ronny Hemlin and recorded both guitars and bass for the draft.

Nathalie added melody and lyrics for the song.  All together it added up to a up tempo kick ass metal song with a distinctly Carmella DNA.

Some feedback we had from our reference group that had the opportunity to already hear the song is “This is my favorite Carmilla song so far”.

We hope you all are going to enjoy it!!

Cheers!!

Carmilla Band

Below are all their social media hooks.  I cannot even begin to tell you how happy and proud I am to count the Carmilla Band, as friends and part of our metalhead family.  They are always on top of everything they do, and the music, you know it’s on fire.  Check them out and they want feedback so text them or email them.  They are the best…..

Email:  carmillaswe@gmail.com

Facebook:  https:www.facebook.com/Carmilla-114844706615576/

Twitter:     @carmillaband

Instagram:  carmilla_metalband

WEEK 117 – ARTILHARIA

My HeadBangers welcome from Belo Jardim, Pernambuco, Brazil:

ARTILHARIA

“Senta A Pua”

As all my HeadBangers know, I do not believe in translating a song from whatever language to English, it takes something away from the song.  If it were in English I would post it.

Let’s look at some bio on these guys, provided by Edson, the vocalist:

The band was formed in 2011 with the purpose of making a heavy and melodic sound based on traditional heavy metal with nuances of speed and thrash mixed in.  Lyrics are written in Portuguese whose lyrical them revolves around events, wars and historical characters.

In 2014 the debut demo entitled “Tempestade de Aco” was launched and in 2016 the second demo was launched under the name “Batismo pelo Fogo”, both achieved a good regional reach.  In 2017 the band suffered a change in band formation and in the same year it became active again.  In early 2018 the single “Assalto Ao Monte Castelo” was released with a video of the same name that came out in volume 2 of the collection on DVD by Rodie Metal.  Still in 2018 the band stayed inactive and in the beginning of 2020 after a hiatus of two years are back.  We returned with the second single, “Senta A Pua” which also has a video clip.  After more changes in the band they continue.

Let’s meet the band:

From left to right:

Emanuel Moraes – Guitar

Edson Oliver – Vocalist

Jose Emerson “Mercinho” – Guitar

Henmerson Oliveira – Bass and Growl Vocals

Diogenes Santos – Drums

You know how I feel about history in a band.  This band has incorporated history involving a war into their music, here’s what Edson told me:

The song “Senta A Pua”, talks abut the 1st Fighter Aviation Group of the Brazilian Air Force (Fab).  That started its autonomous offensive missions in Italy on November 11, 1944, being one of the most efficient aerial detachments in operation in the Italian theater of the great war and thus helping to defeat the Nazi fascist beast.  “Senta A Pua” was the battle cry of the FAB and means something like getting a bullet and the key word was the code for the attack.

Another interesting fact or two I found out about was:

Belo Jardim a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pernambuco. It has an estimated population in 2020 of 76,687 and a total area of 647.7 km². It is located at 608 meters above the sea level and 182 km away from the state capital, Recife. The economy is based on agribusiness, agriculture, and automotive batteries. 

“My Thoughts”

First off, I want to tell the band, how great it is that through all the ups and downs with the band finding the right people, they are still at it.  It takes a lot to go through so many changes and while others may have given up you are still fighting the fight.   I know how hard it is for a band to make it, but remember ALL BANDS started the same way, it’s a matter of how much you put into it and if it is your dream.  I also want to mention that Henmerson Oliveira, and his growl vocals need to used more, that is a great talent and you sound awesome.  The whole band has a great sound, don’t give up and don’t give in, stick to what you believe and it will happen.  I want to play this song for you, the band, listen to it, it says everything…..

One of the best songs to make you remember what is important.

Well that’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  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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