Artist: Mungo’s Hi Fi
Release: No Wata Down Ting
Label: Scotch Bonnet Recordings
Some of the most outstanding contributions on Mungo’s Hi Fi multi-artist projects have come from Ipswich lyricist YT. So it was only a matter of time before they collaborated on a full album together. The theme is real, undiluted reggae music. YT and Mungo’s share a passion for the often overlooked 80’s rub-a-dub and early dancehall sound. The stripped down riddim tracks allow YT’s strong, melodic delivery and intelligent lyrics to take centre stage. YT doesn’t flinch from life’s harsh realities and tough questions. Yet he is also sufficiently well- grounded to breathe new fire into staple topics like sound clash and ghetto romance.
Label: Indie Recordings
Genre: Black Metal
Second album from Vredehammer, fronted by Valla (also known from Abbath)
Debut album “Vinteroffer” received great reviews and was nominated for a Norwegian Spellemann Grammy for best metal album in 2014!
The freshest ad to the elite of great Norwegian Black Metal bands.
Has toured Europe with among other Satyricon, Keep Of Kalessin and Vreid.
Metal-Temple gave it 10/10 “It is exceptionally rare for me to award an album with a perfect score, but this stunning opus deserves no less.”
Artist: Human Fortress
Release: Thieves Of The Night
Label: AFM Records
Genre: Heavy Metal
German epic melodic metal band HUMAN FORTRESS delivers another strong album, titled “Thieves Of The Night”, on March 18th. Two years after the group had returned to the style of their successful first releases from the early 2000’s with “Raided Land” – and also introduced new vocalist Gus Monsanto (ex- Timo Tolkki’s Revolution Renaissance, ex-Adagio) – HUMAN FORTRESS continue right where they left off. Songs such as the catchy title track, power metal hymns („Rise Or Fall“, „Vicious Circle“) or the slightly modern – but not less epic- „Thrice Blessed“ will amaze every fan of the Hannover-based band. But “Thieves Of The Night” additionally could appeal very well to worshippers of Virgin Steele’s 80’s/90’s classic releases, Kamelot and Avantasia.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Moosetape Vol.1
Web label with a strong identity, the parisian team is full of talented newcomers such as Julia Losfelt, Dream Koala, Andrea or Nude.