Tuesday, 31 October 2017

CYBER10 Metal Storm VIII - Keepers of the Cross III

Being the only free-download compilation to be produced in 2017, this third volume of Metal Storm keeps the tradition initiated in 2011 of a compilation only with Christian metal bands . Five years after producing the last volume (second) of "Keepers of the Cross" I contacted some old friends and they responded positively about being part of a new compilation, which gave me motivation to put the idea into reality one more time. This volume brings power / heavy metal, symphonic metal, melodic metal, a bit of extreme metal and many tracks were remastered for this compilation. This release is also coming out exactly on October 31st 2017 in a tribute to the Protestant Reformation which completes 500 years.

11 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:54
Playlist length: 53 minutes 58 seconds 
Playlist files:

1. Holy Cross - The Pillars of the Earth (2:35)
2. Clean Heart - Human Safety (6:47)
3. Blood Covenant - At the Cross (4:09)
4. Lammah - Confiança (5:48)
5. Dynasty of Metal - Goldenland (orchestration version) (6:59)
6. Templo de Fogo - Alguém (5:20)
7. Sacrom - Gloria Al Eterno (7:01)
8. Icewind - Domine Gloria (1:49)
9. Baptism in Death - Preparação Para a Guerra (4:26)
10. Segør - Breath Of Life (5:48)
11. Epic Church - Voyage Through Space And Time (3:16)

Clean Heart (São Paulo)
Last FM
Clean Heart was a heavy metal band with some power/melodic influences. Samuel, the soul of the band, was, at the same time, the guitar player and vocalist and their concerts were usually full of energy. This Brazilian band released only a demo album named “Fight In The Name of God” with 4 tracks.

Lammah (Espírito Santo)
Lammah is Christian Metal band formed in 2011, in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. So far the band has released one album named "A Face de Cristo" (The Face of Christ).

Holy Cross (São Paulo)
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 a gothic touch.

Dynasty (Minas Gerais)
Internationally known by the album "Motus Perpetuus", the band from Minas Gerais, Brazil, was formed in 1996 and after many concerts and some releases it has now in 2017 a new album named "Step by Step" a great heavy/power metal record.

Sacrom (Peru)
Sacrom (ex-Cadena de Fuego), is a metal band from Peru. The band started in 2001 and they claim to be the first “power neo-classical metal” band in the north of the country. Sacrom has all the songs sang in Spanish and they are still active and playing at concerts.
Blood Covenant (Armenia)
This band from Armenia was formed in 2001 as Iron Cross, playing death/trash metal. After some changes the name Blood Covenant was adopted and also going more to a  Symphonic Black Metal style. Blood Covenant has Christian themes in all its songs and claims to have done the first black metal release in Armenia.

Baptism in Death (Bahia)
Baptism in Death comes from Feira de Santana, Bahia, where metal is really underground and this fact makes them unique among other few bands from there. Are clear the band's influences of raw Black Metal and elements of Folk Metal.

SEGØR (Armenia)
SEGØR (Sergey Areskin) have been the vocalist and guitar player of the Armenian symphonic black metal band named BLOOD COVENANT since 2001 and he releases his solo songs under the name SEGØR.

Templo de Fogo (São Paulo)
Templo de Fogo was formed in 1998 (Brazil), when ex member of the band Sagrada Cruz decided to start a new project. The band had an evolution as similar to bands like Helloween, first having influences of heavy metal and hard rock then changing to a melodic power metal, always singing in Portuguese (except for the album Judgment). Moisés Missão is the main member of the band, staying since 1998 as vocalist and guitar player of Templo de Fogo. The band recently released the album "O Vidente".

Icewind (Sweden)
Icewind was a band from Sweden in the Symphonic Extreme Metal style. The band released some demo songs on their Myspace account around 2003.

Epic Church (São Paulo)
Epic Church is meant to blend faith and reason, tradition and technology, reality and fiction, resulting in songs full of gothic, rock and electronic influences.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Guerreiros Paulistas - The Best of (2017) + 7 Facts

The project "Guerreiros Paulistas" was initiated in 2006 with some demo songs and from that time on it has released songs about the Culture and History of São Paulo in styles mainly as Rock, Industrial and Neo-Folk and covering historical events from very past, the modern times and and about a possible future in an album of Alternate History. In 2017, "The Best Of" album is released in a possibly ending of the project activities. Below there is the playlist of the album which has songs in new versions or remastered:

1. SP 1932 (paris belfort) 
2. Hino do PRP 
3. I Love São Paulo City 
4. Homenagem à FEB 
5. O Passo do Soldado 
6. El Rey de São Paulo 
7. Guerra dos Emboabas 
8. The March of the Soldier 
9. São Paulo Tradicionalista 
10. Saudades de Iguape 
11. Moda de Viola Paulista 
12. 9 de Julho 

 Comprar músicas do projeto Guerreiros Paulistas no Bandcamp    


Aqui mostraremos alguns fatos sobre esse projeto musical e cultural chamado Guerreiros Paulistas.
Here we highlight some facts about this music and cultural project named Guerreiros Paulistas.

1 - Guerreios Paulistas é o primeiro projeto musical em todo país a ter um CD de História Alternativa. Confira aqui (Guerreiros Paulistas - São Paulo National State). 
1 - Guerreiros Paulistas is the first music project in the whole country to have an album of Alternative History. Check it here (Guerreiros Paulistas - São Paulo National State) 

2 - Guerreiros Paulistas foi o primeiro projeto a usar História e o tema Paulista em uma faixa Industrial. Confira aqui (Guerreiros Paulistas - 9 de Julho) 
2 - Guerreiros Paulistas is the first project to use History and the theme of São Paulo in an Industrial track. Check it here (Guerreiros Paulsitas - 9 de Julho)

3 - O audio da faixa "Desfile em Cruzeiro" é um audio real da banda da Polícia Militar Paulista desfilando no 9 de Julho de 2008. Ouça aqui
3 - The audio in the track "Desfile em Cruzeiro" is an actual audio of the Paulista Military Police at the parade of July 9th in 2008. Check it here

4 - Guerreiros Paulistas é o único projeto musical no país que é claramente Cristão e anti-marxista. 
4 - Guerreiros Paulistas is the only music project in the country that is clearly both Christian and Anti-marxist.

5 - Guerreiros Paulistas foi o primeiro projeto musical a fazer uma homenagem à ROTA. Ouça aqui
5 - Guerreiros Paulistas was the first music project to make a tribute to ROTA. Check it here

6 - Guerreiros Paulistas foi o primeiro projeto musical a fazer uma homenagem à FEB (Força Expedicionária Brasileira). Ouça
6 - Guerreiros Paulistas was the first music project to make a tribute to FEB. Check it here

7- O projeto Guerreiros Paulistas foi trilha sonora de um jogo de computador chamado "São Paulo Contra o Crime - A Frente Única Paulista", uma versão Paulista para o jogo Streets of Rage, baixar aqui
7- The project Guerreiros Paulistas was part of the soundtrack of a computer game named "São Paulo Contra o Crime - A Frente Única Paulista", a Paulista version for the game Streets of Rage, download here.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Gunstar Music - Vaporwave & Retrowave

This time Gunstar Music ventured itself deep in the synth and sampled music and came out with this EP, released in February, 2017, of retro design and songs resembling the 80's.

7 tracks in playlist, average track length: 2:48
Playlist length: 19 minutes 42 seconds 

Playlist files:

1. Gunstar Music - Capital Wave (2:57)
2. Gunstar Music - Countryside of São Paulo (2:54)
3. Gunstar Music - 14 Again (2:36)
4. Gunstar Music - Embers (2:42)
5. Gunstar Music - Deutschland (3:05)
6. Gunstar Music - Dragons (2:42)
7. Gunstar Music - You Visit Me (synthwave version) (2:46)


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Epic Church - Compilations

This compilation release is a special album in tribute to the anniversary of 7 years of the debut CD of Epic Church. This compilation gathers the more electro-rock/futurepop oriented songs of Epic Church, some of them in exclusive versions not found in any album else.


Memories and Dreams
Voyage Through Space and Time
Ceinwyn (mashup with Cosmicman's "I Love You")

This is a special album (physical CD only) of Epic Church which has only classical and medieval Christian songs in the typical Epic Church style (a kind of gothic ethereal electronic). The Psalm songs in the album are from the first protestant hymnal named The Genevan Psalter (made by request of John Calvin), there are two Christmas songs, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" which had Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Felix Mendelssohn and William H. Cummings involved in the process of composition, "O Come, All Ye Faithful" (here in Latin as Adeste Fideles) is a Christmas carol which has been attributed to various authors, including John Francis Wade, John Reading and King João IV of Portugal. "Abide With Me" by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte, "Domine Jesu" by Brazilian José Maurício Nunes Garcia, "Gloria In Excelsis Deo" by Marcos António Portugal and "Laudate Omnes Gentes" of anonymous composition.

This album will please the fans of: Gothic music, Early Music, Classical, 80's, Gigi D'Agostino, Walter Carlos (Wendy Carlos), Synthpop, Qntal, Enya, Gregorian, Synth Music, Vangelis, Trance, Ethereal, Dark Ambient, Italo Disco, Neo-Medieval, Taizé, World Music