Three and a half decades are a long time. But no signs of slowing down for French heavy metal pioneers NIGHTMARE, who again release a fantastic new album in “The Aftermath”. Continuing right where the previous albums “Burden Of God” and “Insurrection” left off, the band delivers another great piece work that perfectly combines tradition with up-to-date sound and arrangements. With Jo Amore, a powerful vocalist often compared to the legendary Ronnie James Dio (RIP), NIGHTMARE possess the perfect frontman for their energetic sound which appeals to fans of bands such as Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Nevermore alike.
In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.
Aftermath, the second Projekt release from Belgium’s Stratosphere (a.k.a. Ronald Mariën), is built upon layering shimmers of guitar and bass-generated tones and drones. The album’s core seems inspired by post-rock, drone ambient and the work of Fripp & Eno, yet it speaks its own expressive voice. The stormclouds of guitar-generated soundsculpting utilize textures, sometimes shadowy, sometimes melodic and engaging, all swirling in slow dynamics of change to obscure and reveal the passionate resonance of the creator himself. On Aftermath, Stratosphere continues to explore the consequences of a darker period of life…
While examining the history of our planet and actively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesen describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction.