Thursday, 14 July 2011

CYBER10 Metal Storm - Finland Brazil

CYBER10 Metal Storm - Finland Brazil Finlandia Brasil Brasilia Suomi Symphonic Melodic Folk Brazilian Conservative Christian Lutheran Melodic

CYBER10 Metal Storm - Finland Brazil Finlandia Brasil Brasilia Suomi Symphonic Melodic Folk Brazilian Conservative Christian Lutheran Melodic
In this special volume of Metal Storm, CYBER10 gathered together artists from Finland and Brazil, in a tribute to the Finnish immigration to Brazil, an interesting hidden part of the Brazilian history, when Toivo Uuskallio, a religious Christian man, left Finland heading to what today is the town of Penedo (in Rio de Janeiro). Uuskallio was searching for the ideal place, a paradise, to start a community, free from the ambitions of the urban technology, living a simple life side by side with nature. Getting back to the music: This albums is essentially symphonic and melodic, with elements of folk and progressive metal, you can check all the information below.

Bands inlcuded on CYBER10 Metal Storm - Finland Brazil:
9 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:41
Playlist length: 42 minutes 11 seconds

Playlist files:
1. Iahweh e Orquestra Filarmônica do Cone Leste Paulista - Neblim (6:11)
2. Unburied Conception - Scaremongers Guild (4:13)
3. Efrata - Light Your Eyes (4:21)
4. C-Force - More Than A Dream (3:59)
5. Menahem - Illusions (5:46)
6. Minoria - Sydämet Jäässä (3:35)
7. Aikapallo - Revontulet (3:23)
8. Häive - Saimaata ei sanoilla selitä, osa 1 (7:30)
9. Holy Cross - Maame laulu (3:13)

Unburied Conception (Finland)
Instrumental Metal one-man-project hailing from Finland. Unburied Conception mixes melodies with powerful guitars, being easy to identify influences of metal bands as Angra, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish and at the same time a touch of Hans Zimmer.

Holy Cross (Brazil)
Holy Cross is a metal band from São Paulo, formed in 2001. The band released a demo cd in 2002 with the name MEDIEVAL HEART with 3 tracks influenced by gothic and medieval ambience. After just a few concerts, the band stopped playing. Some songs in portuguese were made, but never recorded. Holy Cross became active again only in 2011, recording a new album named VATERLAND, a release that keeps the band inside of the medieval ambience but now with elements of epic, symphonic and neo-classical metal and still with some gothic touch.

Häive (Finland)
Häive is a one-man music act coming from the southern part of Finnish present-day Karelia. Musically Häive mixes various metal styles to traditional Karelian folk music and other styles of acoustic music. Propably the biggest influences from the metal side are bands like "Amorphis", "Isengard", "Burzum" and "Ulver", and from the non-metal side bands like "Värttinä", "Hedningarna", "Tenhi" and "Myllärit".

Minoria (Finland)
Minoria is a finnish melodic metal/rock band having as influences bands as Amorphis, Sonata Arctica, CMX, HIM and many others. Members are: Thomas Virtanen (keyboards), Teemu Virtanen (drums), Jaakko Paavola (vocals), Martin Granlund (bass), Tommi Eskelinen (guitar).

Aikapallo (Finland)
Aikapallo produces music since 1993 by the use the computer and after that the project took part of some festivals in Finland. There are different influences found in the band, but the main one is rock.

Iahweh e Orquestra Filarmônica do Cone Leste Paulista (Brazil)
Iahweh is a brazilian rock/metal band formed in 1993 and in 2011 they had a great release of their song "Neblin" played together with the Symphonic Orchestra of Cone Leste Paulista. The result is an amazing track, full of arrangements and melodies.

C-Force (Finland)
The band was formed in the early 00's and has a demo EP containing 3 songs. C-Force is influenced by bands as Stratovarius, Helloween and the essential of the Power Melodic Metal.

Efrata (Brazil)
This Heavy metal band was started at July 2006, by the guitarist Andre Machado and the drummer Gê. They got to know one another by announcements of member searching for bands. The first song "Come Back Home" came out and after some tests, the bassist Lincoln Dutra, the Vocalist Rodrigo Godoy (ex-Metápolis) and the Keyboard player Ricardo Augusto has joined the band. With this lineup the song "Led By The Spirit" was recorded, with clear elements of heavy metal, hard rock, prog metal and fusion. After some months, the ex-bassist of Master Dream band, Thyago do Carmo join the band replacing Dutra. André Machado leaves the band as well but the they record they first demo anyway. Leandro Paiva and the guitar player Lucas Bastos joined the band, so the team gets complete. Efrata plays it's own composed songs but covers of Narnia, Stryper, Stauros, Petra are also included on the setlist.

Menahem (Brazil)
The band started in 2002 and after 4 years of hard work they've released the firt demo named "Prisões Sem Muros" in 2006, showing clear influences of melodic and progressive metal. The first album came in 2006 and the name is "Angels and Shadows". After playing in a really great event in 2008, the band stopped playing and in 2010 Menahem went back on track with a new lineup and the promise of a great album, plus many concerts to spread the new release.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Track By Track: Guerreiros Paulistas - São Paulo National State (2011)

[PT] Sobre o CD
Neste CD nós criamos uma História Alternativa (que é um gênero da ficção científica) pra São Paulo e seu mundo ao redor. Em um futuro próximo, os países socialistas latino-americanos ganham força em detrimento da decadência moral européia e norte-americana, que cada vez mais rejeitaram e acabaram por aniquilar sua forma de pensar tradicional com políticas liberais de esquerda e imigrações desenfreadas. No Brasil o ambiente se torna perigoso quando, mais e mais, cresce a tensão entre liberais de esquerda e conservadores. Quando o governo centralizador de Brasília começa a, definitivamente e oficialmente, se aproximar dos líderes socialistas vizinhos, eclode uma reação forte dos conservadores e econômico-liberais (apoiados por alguns setores do Exército, Polícias locais e conservadores norte-americanos). Brasília se desestabiliza e iniciam-se momentos de caos até que finalmente se assina um novo tratado onde se formam os Estados Confederados do Brasil, dando liberdade para que cada Estado tome sua posição sobre incorporar as políticas socialistas ou seguir outros rumos. São Paulo (agora Estado Nacional de São Paulo) e mais alguns Estados da Confederação se mantém não-socialistas e inicia-se um estado de Guerra Fria que dura por volta de 10 anos quando, por fim, os socialistas começam o ataque para terminar de conquistar os Estados não-socialistas que restaram.

[EN] About The Album

For this album we created an Alternative History (which is a genre of sci-fi) for São Paulo and its surroundings. In a near future, the socialist Latin-American countries gain power over the moral decadence of Europe and the USA that more and more reject and ended up annihilating their traditional way of thinking with left-liberal politics and uncontrolled immigration. In Brazil the ambient get dangerous when the tension between left-liberals and conservatives grows increasingly. When the centralizing government of the capital Brasília gets definitively and officially closer to the socialist neighbour countries a reaction conflict starts strongly initiated by conservatives and liberal-economists (supported by some sectors of the Army, Local Polices and the North-American Conservatives). The capital Brasília destabilizes and moments of chaos start until a treaty is finally signed forming the Estados Confederados do Brasil (Confederated States of Brazil), setting all the States free to decide if they will be socialists or follow another path. São Paulo (now São Paulo National State) and some other States remain non-socialists and then a kind of Cold War start lasting about 10 year when suddenly the socialists start an attack to finish conquering the remaining non-socialist States of the Confederation.


Laibach, Funker Vogt

01 - Radiowellen-Übertragung aus ECB (intro)
Youtube Video
[PT] Nesta faixa introdutória de ambiente Steampunk se vê uma tentativa de captação de ondas de rádio dos não-socialistas dos ECB. Uma certa transmissão é captada, porém subitamente cortada.

[EN] In this intro track of Steampunk ambient we have a trial of radio wave receiving from the non-socialists of the ECB then a certain transmission is detected but suddenly it's cut.

02 - 9 de Julho
Youtube Video
[PT] Em meio a instabilidades e crises internas dentro do novo Estado Nacional de São Paulo, memórias de 1932 são resgatas como a versão cantada de Paris-Belfort que aparece aqui em uma versão Industrial.

[EN] In the midst of instabilities and internal crisis in São Paulo National State, memories of 1932 are reviewed as the vocal version for Paris-Belfort which comes here in an Industrial version.

03 - Segunda Revolução Constitucionalista
Youtube Video
[PT] Com os ataques socialistas, São Paulo se vê novamente em uma guerra como em 1932, desta vez para proteger sua constituição e não se tornar um Estado confederado ateu e de Estado totalmente controlador.

[EN] Under socialist attacks, São Paulo sees itself again in a war as in 1932, but this time not fighting for a creation of a constitution but to protect it and to avoid becoming an atheist Confederate State with a totally controlling State.

04 - Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar (ROTA)
Youtube Video
[PT] A Polícia Militar Paulista volta novamente a ser a Força Pública Paulista, sendo o exército de São Paulo e a ROTA é a Polícia que é também responsável por guerrear socialistas que causam motins e guerras internas.

[EN] The Paulista Police becomes again the São Paulo Public Force , being São Paulo's army and ROTA it's the police which also fight socialists who cause riots and internal rumpus.

05 - Forças Unidas de Guerra
Youtube Video
[PT] São Paulo define seus Estados aliados e formam as Forças Unidas de Guerra contra a invasão socialista. A música começa com o trecho final da fala de João Neves de Fontoura, pronunciada em Agosto de 1932.

[EN] São Paulo defines its allies and they form the Forças Unidas de Guerra (United War Forces) against the socialist invasion. The song starts with the final part of the speech of João Neves de Fontoura, declaimed in August 1932.

06 - São Paulo National State
Youtube Video
[PT] É 9 de Julho, dia Nacional de São Paulo mas neste ano a preparação para a guerra muda completamente o ambiente. A música termina com algumas falas de César Ladeira "O Paulista Não Mudou".

[EN] It's July 9, National day in São Paulo but this year the preparation for war changes the ambient completely. The song finishes with part of a speech of César Ladeira "The Paulista hasn't changed".

07 - Brother's War
Youtube Video
[PT] As batalhas começam nas fronteiras e motins eclodem dentro dos Estados das Forças Unidas de Guerra.

[EN] The battles start at the borders and riots erupt inside the States of the United War Forces.

08 - Hino dos Bandeirantes
Youtube Video
[PT] Nesta última faixa o Hino dos Bandeirantes aparece em uma versão vocoder, com um aspecto retro-futurista e ao mesmo tempo post-apocalíptico nos fazendo tentar concluir o resultado desta guerra.

[EN] As the last track of the album, this song is the Hino dos Bandeirantes (Bandeirante's Anthem) in a vocoder version, with retro-futurist and post-apocalyptic aspects making us wonder about the result of this war.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

CYBER10 Extreme II

Keeping the same brutality of the first release, the second volume of CYBER10 Extreme brings many interesting bands hailing, as always, from different parts of the globe. This time we got new flags. we welcome Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and Israel. The compilation starts with the good death metal of Vistery and finishes with the brand new metal of Reação.

Vistery (Belarus)
Vistery is a solo studio Death Metal project from Minsk (Belarus) created by Alexey Kizillo. The musician previously played in many Belarus bands as a guitarist, vocalist and drummer, but wanted to realize himself entirely. In February 2011 debut album “Procreation Of The Wicked” was released.

Häive (Finland)
Häive is a one-man music act coming from the southern part of Finnish present-day Karelia. Musically Häive mixes various metal styles to traditional Karelian folk music and other styles of acoustic music. Propably the biggest influences from the metal side are bands like "Amorphis", "Isengard", "Burzum" and "Ulver", and from the non-metal side bands like "Värttinä", "Hedningarna", "Tenhi" and "Myllärit".

Sabaoth (Brazil)
Sabaoth, from Fortaleza (Brazil), is a band of Death Metal which had it's first release in 2000 and in 2010 the band released the first full-length album named "Capitães de Guerra".

Radogost (Poland)
Radogost is a folk-metal band which started its career in the towns of Brenna and Ustroń in the mountain regions of Poland. The band is: Łukasz Muschiol (vocals, lead guitar), Marian Kolondra (rhythm guitar), Jan Musioł (violin), Rafał Bujok (bass) and Marcin Tatar (drums).

After Oblivion (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Risen form the ashes of Path Beyond Serenity – an oriental flavored melodic death metal band - After Oblivion came to life in 2007. Eastern melodies were ditched for a more intense and sharp sound, still very resolutely rooted in traditional Death Metal, a genre often perceived as destined into oblivion. And Death is the keyword here, with the band deliberately embracing Schuldiner’s legacy, especially their latest works, and using it as a platform to build it’s own sound.

Prenúncia (Brazil)
Formed in 2007 in Tocantins (Brazil), Prenúncia plays Death and Trash metal. The band started as a cover band of Antidemon then later the guys started to compose their own songs, releasing now in 2011 the Demo Ep named "Cadáveres Humanos".

Faith Blast (Brazil)
Influenced by both old school and modern bands of Death Metal, Faith Blast makes a brutal but at the same time a technical music.

Silent Sin (Israel)
Silent Sin was formed in 2009 in Tiberias, Northern Israel. The band defines it's style as Death and Groove israeli metal.

Reação (Brazil)
The band was formed in September 2010, having as influence bands as P.O.D., Demon Hunter, Brian Head, Chevelle, System of a Down... The members are Fabin (guitar), Jorge (vocal), Joe (bass and vocal) and Marlin (drums).

9 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:59
Playlist length: 35 minutes 54 seconds

Playlist files:

1. Vistery - Source Of Hate (2:55)
2. Sebaoth - Caminhos de Morte (2:31)
3. After Oblivion - Septic Mind (3:16)
4. Prenúncia - Cadáveres Humanos (4:12)
5. Häive - Metsäläinen (6:38)
6. Radogost - Tam Skąd Pochodzę (5:01)
7. Silent Sin - All Natural Turns Insane (A.N.T.I) (3:51)
8. Faith Blast - Make Your Choice (3:01)
9. Reação - Inconsciência (4:29)