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Future Hits 079: MaYaN

May 13th, 2011

MaYaN promo photo Thrash Hits

From: Reuver, The Netherlands
Lazy equation: Epica + Therion x Opeth
URLs: facebook.com/mayanband // MySpace.com/mayanofficial

Thrash Hits verdict:
A more-than-slightly mental project masterminded by Epica guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen playing crazy symphonic extremity and featuring many guests? Marvelous! Mark and guitarist Frank Schiphorst (also of Symmetry) kindly agreed to introduce us to their new project.

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Album: Atrocity – After The Storm

September 23rd, 2010

Atrocity feat. Yasmin
After The Storm
Napalm Records
06 September 2010

by Tom Dare

Making a play for the least appropriate name in metal, Atrocity return with album number eleven. Anyone thinking that the band members’ time off in Leaves’ Eyes might see them move back to their death metal roots can think again. Anyone thinking they may have used up many of their best ideas in their side-project is closer to the mark. In fact, you almost wonder why they bother with the project. [Read more →]

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Live: Kamelot @ London Koko – Sunday 28th March 2010

April 8th, 2010

Tom Dare is an unashamed power metal fan. Which is why he pretty much creamed himself when Kamelot stopped over in London for the sole UK date of their 2010 European tour.

Kamelot are one of those bands frequently clumped in with those acts sometimes referred to as “Euro metal”- probably they’re on SPV (for now), they’ve got a vocally gymnastic singer and they use keyboards. The large crowd queuing to get into Koko tonight have clearly not heard that Euro metal is unfashionable, and good on them- what’s more metal than bucking the trend, after all?

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Sunday Spotify Slaylist: Power Metal

March 21st, 2010

Normally we leave it up to our Deputy Editor to cobble together our Slaylists when he’s one shade or another of hungover. Not so this week – step forward Tom Dare with his Slaylist of EPIC proportions…

In a world where metal rules (“and if you don’t like it die” Paul Baloff), one nation consistently ignored one of the finest styles of metal. That nation was the UK, and that style was power metal. One man began a quest to expose some of the ultimate greatness displayed by power metal bands.

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