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  • MEGALITHIC!

    21 Aug 2014, 21:03 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, check out my new band, Megalithic. We have a free e.p. out now of funky hard rock.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XREdYBQGPw
    https://megalithic.bandcamp.com/releases

    Also check us out on fb

    https://www.facebook.com/megalithicband

    Some live performances

    https://www.facebook.com/megalithicband

    https://www.facebook.com/megalithicband


    In addition, a new Cassini Projekt album will be released next year. All the songs are written for it, it just needs mixing.
  • Music charts

    30 May 2014, 15:51 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, if you want, please check out my songs on reverbnation so I can chart a bit higher? I've got two new-ish songs uploaded there, Exile and Simulation as well as infernalis. Cheers.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/thecassiniprojekt
  • Ziggurat music video

    20 May 2014, 16:51 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, please check out my new music video for Ziggurat, it has aliens, a car in space, shredding, psychedelic visuals and so forth, enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgJvdbPaV4
  • Below The Sun - Katharsiss stoner rock 2014 review

    20 Apr 2014, 12:27 by fabrykamagazine

    Below The Sun - Katharsiss (song review) |self-released, single, 2014| 4/5 stoner rock

    Below the Sun is a Norwegian / band which is quite fresh on the scene, since it was founded only in 2011. Not many groups feature six musicians in the line-up however it proves to be a boon for Below The Sun, especially thanks to the members' skills.

    First of all, their newest single "Katharsiss" is supposed to be released on the band's future EP but it's already available on major music on-line stores. When it comes to genre classification, it's stoner rock with elements of hard rock (string instruments) and psychedelia (keyboards). Make sure you listen to the entire track since it begins with an innocent nostalgic piano and that doesn't truly express the core sound of the composition once it reaches its peak point.

    The track is bouncy and rhythmic thanks to solid heavy guitar-driven arrangements performed by René Gunnerud Vandli (vocals, guitar), Herman Tveitan Djupvik (bass) and Martin Miguel Busvold (lead guitar). However, the major sonic impact lies in the singer's voice. It's raspy, disdainful, memorable - he also screams like a pro. Jostein Vikan offers everything what a rock or metal band needs! The additional vocals in choruses are provided by René.

    The catchiness of the track relies on various repetitions. Drum patterns are written very well and played skillfully by Vladimir Diaz Nelidov. Keyboard passages performed by Jonas Folvik Aune bring contrast through lighter, but not softer motifs - they cut through guitar-bass-drums dialogue in really well chosen spots. The final result is a vibrant composition that easily may make the listener hit the 'play' button again upon reaching the end.

    What else does this song need? A matching music video single could do well, since many listeners discover music not only thanks to streaming audio content but also through visuals. Other than that, minor improvements in terms of production could add additional depth to the track.
    Below The Sun's strengths are undoubtedly rooted in writing arrangements, composing, performance and of course Jostein's recognizable voice. Their music is inspired by bands such as Fu Manchu, High on Fire, Deep Purple, Queens of the Stone Age or Mastodon amongst all. Keep an ear out for those guys, peculiarly if you enjoy hard rock tunes.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, April 19th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=533

    http://www.reverbnation.com/belowthesuntotem
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Below-The-Sun/199039220232658
    https://soundcloud.com/below-the-sun-totem
    http://belowthesuntotem.reverbnation.com

    Buy on:
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/katharsiss-single/id843294914
    Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/1IGq4tqJY50Xbbro9t9PmA
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Katharsiss-Below-Sun/dp/B00J3IV4NM/

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  • New song: Simulation

    9 Apr 2014, 13:33 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, check out my new song, Simulation.

    https://soundcloud.com/the-cassini-projekt/simulation
  • Ferni - Blame review 2013 rock ballad

    31 Mar 2014, 17:56 by fabrykamagazine

    Ferni - Blame (song review) |Gradation Music, Afterburn EP, 2013| 5/5

    "Blame" is a rock ballad written, performed, and recorded by Ferni Lopez - a singer and multi-instrumentalist from Houston, Texas. He’s a veteran of writing and playing music inspired by alternative, folk rock, and blues genres, as well as the founder of Brother Sol and Of Love and Justice bands. The song comes from his solo EP Afterburn, released in December 2013.

    Rock ballads usually stick to the theme of "it could have been better" and lyrically refer to topics such as unsuccessful relationships, loss, loneliness, misunderstandings, unresolved problems, unrealistic desires etc., supported by melodious, nostalgic tunes. "Blame" firmly fits into that framework.

    The track opening will immediately pull your attention into the mood thanks to deep, pensive bass tones with additional cymbals. A slow beat of a hand-held drum and a melancholic guitar come into play shortly afterwards. Highly expressive vocals are specifically what a song with a lullaby-like tempo definitely needs to make the contrasting sounds harmonious and well-matched. Indeed, Ferni’s slightly raspy voice fits in perfectly here. He can definitely sing and adjust his voice to across several ranges very well. The chorus sounds memorable and is exactly what a highly listenable radio or movie song requires.
    The final part includes a careful and gentle, high-pitched guitar solo that melts into the whole track without stealing the focus, thanks to the harmoniously layered bass and drums tracks.

    The arrangements and the composition have been put together skillfully. Needless to say, it’s quite surprising that one man can perform a song fit for an entire four-piece band, but Ferni's the living proof for this. His music bears inspiration from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., The Who, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers or Led Zeppelin. Therefore, if you like a nostalgic, guitar-driven vibe, you should enjoy "Blame".

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, March 31st, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=530


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/FERNI/331816603549582
    http://gradationmusic.com

    Buy on:
    http://ferni.bandcamp.com/album/afterburn-ep-deluxe
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ferni/from/fabryka
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/afterburn-ep/id780216289
    http://www.amazon.com/Afterburn-Ferni/dp/B00H9D7A7W
  • The 88's - The 88's EP review metal hardrock Latin music

    5 Mar 2014, 09:51 by fabrykamagazine

    The 88's - The 88's EP |self-released, 2013| 5/5

    1. Get Me Through, 2. Addiction, 3. Time Was Right, 4. You Gotta Give A Damn, 5. For You, I'll Sing My Song, 6. Pride

    The 88's trio which has been playing together since 2009 has an international line-up. The members make music in China, Portugal, France and the US. Joe Mahone brings the hard rock/metal drive through excellent drumming, Pheel Duarte feeds the songs with dynamic vocals, while Luis Coelho enriches The 88's music with Latin guitar influences.

    The eponymous EP is their second release (the first one was out in 2011). The tracklist opens with a wavy guitar solo and gives you a foretaste of what to expect. "Get Me Through" has a melodic yet heavy mix, ensuring that you're listening to the work of experienced musicians who know how to skillfully borrow from a few different genres. They utilize , , and modern structures as well. They undoubtedly worked this one out and avoided predictable arrangements.

    "Addiction" begins with a heavy and rhythmic mix written for the drums, guitar and vocals. However, this passionate track has also a surprising acoustic side, based on soft melodic arrangements. A professionally played guitar solo influenced by classic rock, as well as guitar parts draw inspiration from Latin music. As an interesting aside you should note that the song is bilingual (English & French).

    The 88's seem to be inspired by music of Metallica, Foo Fighters, and System of a Down. "Time Was Right" is a goof proof of this. It’s a heavy track built upon balanced arrangements, neither leaving empty spaces, nor invading your ears with arrogant intensity. The structure is diversified enough to keep your mind engaged, but also repetitive enough to stick to your memory.

    A swinging mix of guitars, drums and bass begins "You Gotta Give a Damn", an example of a popular alt-rock theme, which easily fits into prime time airplay. The song is short, melodic, dynamic and instantly memorable. It has spots filled with guitar solos and intensified drumming, with very suitable vocals.

    If you like Soundgarden or Nirvana, or just enjoy the grungier vibes, "For You, I'll Sing My Song" is, precisely, for you. The track includes also an interesting part performed by Pier, a guest musician utilizing a Chinese instrument called Erhu. She appears midway through the song and brings more of a world music feel. When it comes to vocals for the track, Pheel Duarte proves clearly that he can adjust his voice to different styles of music.

    Now, it's time for a decorative jewel. "Pride" is a huge finish, definitely enriching the whole EP with a big, nostalgic theme. You can clearly imagine the lone guitarist performing on a stage. When he's focused on the instrument, locked in an invisible bubble of the sound, the entire world seems to disappear. There are only three things that matter here: him, the guitar and the music these two make in the limelight. You've heard that same, never changing tune from Santana, Clapton, Led Zeppelin or Queen and you'll hear it again, this time performed by Luis Coelho and The 88's. It's also a great movie track.

    All the songs on the tracklists have a definite flow connecting them - whether it’s their rhythm or mood, or the technical skill behind them. Thus, the end of "Pride" interlocks with "Get Me Through" very well and you can listen to the entire EP on repeat.

    The album is worth having and the band deserves your support. Their official website and social profiles should give you more insight into The 88's next move.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, February 28th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=526

    http://www.the88sband.com
    https://twitter.com/the88sband
    http://myspace.com/the88sofficial
    http://www.youtube.com/user/88sband
    http://reverbnation.com/the88s
    https://facebook.com/the88sofficial
    https://soundcloud.com/the88sofficial

    Buy this EP:
    https://the88s.bandcamp.com

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  • CalatrilloZ - A Glimpse At A Fool's Destiny review metal 2014

    29 Jan 2014, 18:01 by fabrykamagazine

    CalatrilloZ - A Glimpse At A Fool's Destiny (song review) |self-released, single, 2014| 5/5 metal neo-classical opera

    Founded in UK in 2009, CalatrilloZ quintet offers much more than just heavy metal music. Their songs are composed around a tale entitled The Marionette's Theatre. Their live performances include special outfits, make up and stage design as well.
    The CalatrilloZ' line-up consists of Zahyin (Mr. Z), Mobius (bass), Count Viktor (guitar), Azriel (guitar) and Mattias (drums). Diverse musical inspirations such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush or Tool enrich their music with many flavors.

    With the newest track, "A Glimpse At A Fool's Destiny", CalatrilloZ prove they're extremely talented and well educated musicians. Not only do they play instruments very well but also write professional metal opera compositions.
    The song describes a one way trip to Hell, where an evil boy named Johnny is to suffer eternally due to the wrong choices he had made, as explained in a verse: "Hell is a place we all go / If you walk on the wrong side / Forever you shall remain (…) And now that you’ve seen where this path may lead you / Are you ready to choose between right or left?" If you read between the lines, a bit of politics may be at play here, as well. Johnny is one of many bad people to share the punishment along with "backstabbers, thieves, murderers, greed pigs, rapists", as listed in the song.

    The overall dynamics brought by a fast paced mix of drums, guitars and bass are accented with Zahyin’s high voice. You'll hear many spots where his full vocal scale is exposed. The tempo slows down or speeds up where necessary throughout the composition, creating a specific, tense atmosphere. Various well-matched arrangements are brilliantly connected through smooth bridges. They easily manage to keep one's mind continuously occupied with every new part of the track. The mood is definitely epic, thanks to diverse and uplifting instrumental motifs.

    It's a complex symphonic composition, where metal & progressive rock influences are splashed with abstract art. To me, this song is begging for a music video. It could be a production in the vein of David Lynch’s (or Marilyn Manson’s) video work - based on contrasts, absurd, horror, irony and distorted reality. I can see a circus arena rather than a opera hall, filled with opulent decorations, uncanny items, memorable outfits and lively supernatural characters - all wrapped in fiery colors mixed with sepia or black. The band themselves surely have a best visual concept for this on their minds.
    Whether or not Jesus Christ Superstar is the most famous work that kind, the next piece about Lucifer may become even more successful with CalatrilloZ' involvement.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, January 28th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=522

    Listen: http://www.reverbnation.com/calatrilloz/song/19776271-glimpse-at-fools-destiny-2nd-single

    http://www.calatrilloz.com/
    http://reverbnation.com/calatrilloz
    http://facebook.com/calatrillozmusic
    http://twitter.com/calatrilloz

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  • CalatrilloZ - Lords of Misery neo-classical metal 2013

    18 Jan 2014, 14:42 by fabrykamagazine

    CalatrilloZ - Lords of Misery (song review) |self-released, single, 2013| 5/5 neo-classical metal

    Founded in UK in 2009, CalatrilloZ offers much more than just heavy metal music. Their songs are composed around a tale entitled The Marionette's Theatre. The story, written by Mr. Z (vocals), speaks of supernatural beings searching the world for the possessed string puppets and their power within. The musicians recreate the characters of the story on stage. Visually, they can be compared to a breed of vampires mixed with vile magicians wearing a mischievous "expect everything" Joker-esque smile.

    "Lords Of Misery" is their latest single. Based on neo-classical arrangements, the track brings a fresh breeze of memorable audio to the listeners. The beginning sounds like the introduction to an opera composition. The leading drum beat makes it heroic, then a duo of violin and keyboards brings forth the symphonic atmosphere. Soon, it gains heavy metal accents such as graded guitar riffs, fast-paced drum beats, groovy bass lines and explicit lyrics encrusted with one of the rock’s golden-oldies - a strong 'yeah!' ending the track. The guitars collaborate with drums and bass very well, dotting the composition like a Morse code message. The core of "Lords of Misery" sounds as if it was living its own life. Yet the musicians keep the composition within a certain frame, so the soundscape does not spread in too many directions.

    In most cases you would hear a female voice (i.e. Epica) doing vocal parts in similar symphonic or compositions. However, here the male singer successfully ties up arrangements with a high pitched voice that never goes out of tune. The lead vocals are at moments supported by background vocals with a high epic feel. The melody of the chorus ("Burn, Burn, Burn / We don't care we don't mind / Close the gates") is very memorable. The audience could well be singing along with the band during a live performance and get more involved into the show as a result.

    The CalatrilloZ' line-up consists of Zahyin (Mr. Z), Mobius (bass), Count Viktor (guitar) and Mattias (drums). Thanks to their various musical inspirations (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush, Tool, Alice in Chains, Korn, Nine Inch Nails but also Muse or Bjork), their music isn't focused on one theme.
    CalatrilloZ introduces several very intense artistic and concepts that cover music, theatre and . Their live performances include special outfits, make up and stage design as well. In addition, each of their songs is like a separate chapter of a book - just like King Diamond did with his plot-orientated albums.
    An interesting storyline with matching music means much more action than just a regular metal show. Take a chance and see CalatrilloZ live if you can.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Magazine, January 4th, 2014. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński)
    This review on Fabryka Magzine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=516

    http://www.calatrilloz.com
    http://www.reverbnation.com/calatrilloz
    http://www.facebook.com/calatrillozmusic
    http://www.twitter.com/calatrilloz

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  • Bruno Pittelli - Emotion intrumental rock 2013

    5 Jan 2014, 09:58 by fabrykamagazine

    Bruno Pittelli - Emotion (song review) |self-released, Stay Here EP, 2013| 4/5 rock instrumental

    For centuries, it's been known that music is directly linked to emotions. People look for certain songs based on a specific rhythm or atmosphere, but also express their own feelings through making music. What’s more, successful therapeutic healing through arts is a fact. Some people feel better when darker or heavier compositions occupy their minds, others prefer to stick to softer tones.
    According to the 20 year-old composer of "Emotion", making music provides a medium for communicating his own emotions, especially when they are stimulated by a sudden onrush of energy.

    The aptly named track brings a positive, soothing vibe and non-intrusive guitar soloing. This rather short instrumental composition starts with a rock drum beat, promptly followed by an uplifting and proud arrangement - think of a 'victory' musical theme.
    Next, synths bring on a slightly classical, gentle tune along with graded guitar riffs. The song structure changes and tempo increases with a dynamic rock cannonade beginning right afterwards. Now the soloing guitar and heavier drums take the lead while the bass adjusts accordingly. Passionate and repeating light riffs flow smoothly. If you like a approach to guitar solos, you will totally enjoy Bruno's guitar play.
    The synth part returns, joined by soothing riffs, stable drum beats and well-matched bass lines. The fade out effect that ends the track (and is quite a good idea for this type of composition) could have been extended a bit, though. Nevertheless, representatives of the movie industry should appreciate this song if it was submitted for licensing. The short piece could also be incorporated into a more complex neo-classical composition.

    Pittelli generally plays several electric guitars. For "Emotion", he used his signature Red'n'Blue Flames guitar by Italian manufacturer . The instrument provided a very melodic, sentimental sound, suitable for extended solos, as well as rock ballads.

    This guitarist had entered several European music contests and won a few awards so far. Make sure you'll visit his website to follow the latest news. You can also watch him play in a few music videos available on YouTube.

    (Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz, Fabryka Music Magazine, December 27th, 2013. Proofreading: Mike 'Vesper' Dziewoński).
    This review on Fabryka Magazine: http://industrialrock.net/php-files_en/articles.php?article_id=507

    http://www.pittguitarist.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRPeUUNOr68sQ00c5VPcIWw/featured
    https://www.facebook.com/bruno.pittelli.12
    http://www.last.fm/music/Pittelli+bruno

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