One does not simply stop KORPIKLAANI: The Folk Metal Superstars recently announced a European tour with ARKONA, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for early 2018, this trek will once again bring the band's ravenous energy to European fans. For the first time ever, the Finns have captured and immortalised this aforementioned live power - on their first ever live Blu-ray/DVD+2CD package titled »Live at Masters of Rock«
live release from the Canadian Thrash Metal band. Known as one of the premiere live Metal acts for three decades now, Annihilator are captured live in the hot, Czech Republic summer of 2008. The band hits hard with mint, Metal masterpieces, ranging from early classic records like 'Alice In Hell', 'Never, Neverland' and 'Set The World On Fire', to powerhouse records like 'King Of The Kill', 'Waking The Fury', 'Carnival Diablos' and tracks from 2007's acclaimed release Metal. Performing live in front of 30,000 Metalheads, this sold-out concert is the purest example of why Annihilator are touted as one of the best Metal bands of our time.
These elements [i.e. a rather zany sense of homour and an oblique, Monk-like compositional sense, which often makes use of folk and popular elements in a highly original way] are in place again on Out Of The Tradition. Walrath opens "Out Of This World" with a strange North African scale and non-tempered sounds blown on a detached trumpet mouthpiece. There are hints of Coltrane's version in what follows, but they are used as stepping stones, not as a final destination. Walrath has located his playing outside the tradition and is constantly working towards points of departure. That is dramatized in Mingus's "So Long, Eric," on which Coryell and Green play a large part, and it comes across in the cod Bach of "Wake Up And Wash It Off," a pun too complicated to merit unpicking here. Walrath's now regular Pops feature comes on "Cabin In The Sky," one of his best recent performances, and he then drops back into gentler mode for "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You." It's done no harm to doff the cap-and-bells for a while; this is a terrific jazz album.
ymphonic Metal institution DELAIN are celebrating their tenth anniversary! Their first live album "Decade Of Delain - Live at Paradiso" is a splendid, two CD-set fueled by some seriously incredible highlights. Naturally, hits like "Suckerpunch" and "We Are The Others" find their place in the track listing, as well as the beast of an opener "Hands Of Gold," which features Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz in what amounts to an epic duet…