12/06/2012

Have a ear on new stuff from Stratovarius, Paradox and Helloween

The next albums are comin' near and I'd like to present you guys some footage of stuff that is already out there to give you a first glimpse of what's to come.

Let's start with Stratovarius, a great band from Finnland. Also Timo Tolkki, the bandleader and main composer left them some years ago they are still pushing forward with fine melodic power metal. Thir next album "Nemesis" will feature these 11 songs and will be released February 22.

01. Abandon
02. Unbreakable
03. Stand My Ground
04. Halcyon Days
05. Fantasy
06. Out Of The Fog
07. Castles In The Air
08. Dragons
09. One Must Fall
10. If The Story Is Over
11. Nemesis

You can listen to some snippets right here, right now:
The second one on today's row are Paradox, a classic old-school thrash band from germany. They remind me of Xentrix quite a bit and their straight forward songs are fun to listen to. Actually their next longplayer  "Tales Of The Weird" is  set for release on 12-14-2012.
Here are two songs to check out for ya, one of them is a lyric video which is a fine way of listening combined with reading the text while doing so. Anyway don't miss out "Escalation", that one has been posted on soundcloud for your enjoyment.
Finally last in line for today are Helloween, their next album will be called "Straight Out Of Hell" and the tracklist goes as follows:
01. Nabataea 02. World Of War 03. Live Now! 04. Far From The Stars 05. Burning Sun 06. Waiting For The Thunder 07. Hold Me In Your Arms 08. Wanna Be God 09. Straight Out Of Hell 10. Asshole 11. Years 12. Make Fire Catch The Fly 13. Church Breaks Down
Limited-Edition Bonustracks:
14. Another Shot Of Life 15. Burning Sun (Hammond version; dedicated to Jon Lord)
Check out the opener "Nabataea".

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