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Album: Symfonia – In Paradisum

March 18th, 2011

Symfonia
In Paradisum
Edel Music
04 April 2010

by Tom Dare

There’s a band I’m not going mention in this review. In fact there’s a box with their name on it, and every time I do I have to put a quid in for the Thrash Hits Christmas party. It’s the band Timo Tolkki used to be in, and I don’t want anyone comparing Symfonia to them in any way. Why? Because Symfonia’s first album In Paradisum stands up on its own without needing the association. New band, new members, new bundle of joy. Clear? Good.

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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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Win tickets to Hard Rock Hell III

October 27th, 2009

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Hard Rock Hell is back for a third outing in Pontins, Prestatyn Sands in Wales on 04-06 December and because it’s sold out, we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away. FIVE PAIRS! FIVE! You could be watching heavy metal in a Pontins for FREE. Not bad.

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