THE GATES OF METAL AWARDS OF 2009


Hello readers! It was very difficult for me to choose this list, because for me 2009 was a great year for Metal and I really hope that 2010 give to us more amazing albums, Ep's, Demos and of course NEW BANDS! I am always with my eyes and ears open to what happened in the Metal world especial at my country (Portugal). Because of that I put some new categories...I decided to include: Metal photographers, designers, radios and of course webzines. I think is very important for people get recognized from their work and what they do to help the bands! So, I hope you guys like it and keep supporting metal bands!!! ;-)


TOP 10

1- ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW - Children Of The Dark Waters (www.myspace.com/etos1)
2- THY SYMPHONY - Harmonizing the World (www.myspace.com/thysymphony)
3- OBLIQUE RAIN - October Dawn www.myspace.com/obliquerain)
4- SIMBIOSE - Fake Dimension (www.myspace.com/simbiose)
5- Hazy Hamlet - Forging Metal (www.myspace.com/hazyhamlet)
6- MINEA - Sota (www.myspace.com/minearock)
7- Nightrage- Wearing a Martyr's Crown (www.myspace.com/nightrage)
8- FANTASY OPUS - Beyond Eternity (www.myspace.com/fantasyopus)
9- NARNIA - Course Of A Generation (www.myspace.com/narniaofficial)
10- KORPIKLAANI - Karkelo (www.myspace.com/korpiklaani)


BEST NEW ACT:

1- INFINITE TALES - Only The Beginning (www.myspace.com/infinitetalesmetal

2- THE SPEKTRUM - Daemonicus Awakening (www.myspace.com/thespektrum)

3- LUNA OBSCURA - Feltia (www.myspace.com/lunaobscuraband)


BEST EP:

1- Esenia- Noviembre (www.myspace.com/grupoesenia)

BEST DEMO:

1- EQUALEFT- As The Irony Prevails...(www.myspace.com/equaleft)


BEST METAL LIVE DVD:
1- AMPHITRYON- Drama (www.myspace.com/amphitryon-music)


BEST DUBLE ALBUM:

1- DEUTERONOMIUM - Street Corner Queen/ Here to Stay (www.myspace.com/deuteronomium)

BEST MALE VOCALIST:

1- Germán Pascual from NARNIA (www.myspace.com/germanpascual)


BEST FEMALE VOCALIST:

1- Camila Senne from THY SYMPHONY (www.myspace.com/thysymphony)


BEST GUTTURAL VOICE:
1- Antony Hämäläinen from NIGHTRAGE (www.myspace.com/antonyhamalainen)


BEST GUITARIST:
1- Miguel Gomes from Waterland (www.myspace.com/waterlandband)


BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER:
1- Miguel from ANOMALLY (www.myspace.com/theanomally)


BEST DRUMMER:

1- Rasane from SHADE EMPIRE (www.myspace.com/shadeempireband)


BEST BASSIST:
1- Arkhain from PATHFINDER (www.myspace.com/arkhain)


BEST METAL VIDEO:

1- Anomally- No Words From The Dead (www.myspace.com/theanomally)


BEST COVER ALBUMS:

1- Simbiose- Fake Dimension (www.myspace.com/simbiose)
2- Ashent- Deconstructive (www.myspace.com/ashentband)
3- Nightrage- Wearing a Martyr's Crown (www.myspace.com/nightrage)

BEST COVER EP:

1- Urban War- Who's Watching You? (www.myspace.com/urbanwarmusic)


BEST COVER DEMO:

1- DARK TOWER - Lord Ov The Vast Lands (www.myspace.com/risedarktower)



OTHER CATEGORIES


BEST DESIGNERS:

1- Seth Siro Anton (www.myspace.com/sethsiroanton)
2- Gogo Melone (www.myspace.com/mel_design)


BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS:
1- InfernalordPhotography (www.myspace.com/infernalordphoto)
2- Avelina De Moray (www.avelinademoray.com/)


BEST METAL FEST AT PORTUGAL:


1- Festival Ilha Do Ermal (www.myspace.com/festivalilhadoermal)


BEST METAL RADIO SHOW FROM PORTUGAL (in Portuguese):

1- Radio METALMORFOSE (www.myspace.com/metalmorfose)


BEST WEBZINE FROM PORTUGAL (in Portuguese):

*** 1- METAL IMPERIUM (metalimperium.blogspot.com/)

*** Like you must know I can't chose my own webzine (laughs) so, I decided to pick this cool webzine because they have a amazing work with news every day and also with some interview and reviews (all in Portuguese).


NOTE: That is my list and congratulations, it was really difficult to choose (laughs)! Let's see next year... Wish a great 2010 with THE GATES OF METAL Webzine!!! :D
By: Hanna Tsepesh - THE GATES OF METAL Webzine

ALBUM AND DEMO OF THE MONTH - New


THY SYMPHONY MySpace:
www.myspace.com/thysymphony

FLOATING WORLDS MYSpace:
www.myspace.com/floatingworlds2007

Keep supporting the Metal bands around the world ;)
Thank you!
By: Hanna Tsepesh

ASYLUM PYRE - Review



LINE-UP:


Carole ALCANTARA and Johann CADOT- Vocals
Johann CADOT and Hervé SCHILTZ - Guitar
Tony DECAILLON - Keyboards
Julien PEUCH - Bass
Emeric ARNAUDEAU - Drums

TRACK-LIST:

1. Taken away to the Aslylum
2. The Asylum Pyre
3. Laughing with the stars
4. Coral's Riff (Now Hell)
5. Don't Waste ir
6. Love ecstasy
7. Different Sides, sames thoughts
8. Jester Of the power
9. Whispers of the Jester
10. W.W.A.W (Ectrated From Demo 2008)

Asylum Pyre are from France and they have their first album "Natural Instinct?".
I am amazed with the melodies and we really can feel that we are in different World! Great power voices and amazing riffs! Is a really fantastic album that you have to listen ! For sure this band is in here to stay...
Score: 9/10

*** For fans of: Metal / Progressive / Lyrical music. ***

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some ASYLUM PYRE music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/asylumpyre

FLOATING WORLDS - Review




LINE-UP:

Marina Satti and Leonidas Fasoulas - Vocals and backing vocals
Andreas V - backing vocals, bass, guitar and keyboards
Orestis Diamantaras - keyboards
Themis Thomopoulos - Drums

TRACK-LIST:

1. Only a Dream (intro)
2. Spoke Of The Devil
3. Gates Of Hell
4. Goodbye
5. I Belive
6. Flash Of The Crash
7. The Place
8. Last Sunset (Grand Finale)
9. ... Can Kill A Dream (outro)

Floating Worlds are from Greece and have their first Demo Cd called " Only a Dream, Can Kill a Dream...".
Is a very interesting mix of Rock, Melodic Metal and Soundtrack music. One of the best things I love from this Demo CD is the amazing melodies and the voices.
You can't miss this magic CD...so BUY IT NOW!
Score: 9/10

*** For fans of: Rock, Melodic Metal and Soundtrack music. ***

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some FLOATING WORLDS music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/floatingworlds2007

DEATHBOUND - Review



LINE-UP:

PETE SEIKKULA - GUITAR
KAI JAAKKOLA - VOCALS
SAMI LATVA - DRUMS

TRACK-LIST:

1. I Hate Them Still
2. The Wave Called Misery
3. Free Shackles For Everyone
4. The Process Of Destruction
5. A Better Tomorrow
6. A Reason For Your Fight
7. Hell Could Be The Cure
8. When The Seas Are Boiling
9. Strain
10. The Blues Of A Dying Man
11. Death Comes For A Visit
12. Non Compos Mentis
13. The World Is But A Memory
14. A Need To Survive

DEATHBOUND, is a band from Finland and they have a new album called “Non Compos Mentis".
When I start to listen their album I get very surprised with their talent and I must say that I am not a big fan of Grindcore/Death Metal but this band...change my mind!!!
If you are a big fan of this metal style you have to buy this album...NOW and you will be very surprised! These 14 songs have great quality music...
Score: 10/10


*** For fans of: Grindcore / Death Metal ***

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some DEATHBOUND music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/deathboundspace


Interview: Coming very soon :)

ALBUM AND EP OF THE MONTH - New


INFINITE TALES MySpace:

www.myspace.com/infinitetalesmetal

COLDFEAR MYSpace:

www.myspace.com/coldfearband

Keep supporting the Metal bands around the world ;)
Thank you!
By: Hanna Tsepesh

COLDFEAR - Review


LINE-UP:
Bruno Araújo - Drums
Hugo Serra and Pedro Guerreiro - guitars
José Martins - Vocals
Francisco Carvalho - Bass

TRACK-LIST:
1. Decadence in the heart of man
2. Creators of blinded evolution
3. The failure
4. Pull the trigger
5. Self-Inflicted

COLDFEAR are from Portugal and they have their first EP called "Decadence in the heart of man".
This Ep are full of great energy, great quality and also their artwork is very cool and for me one of the best EP artwork in 2009! If you are fan of Death/Thrash metal is impossible to don't be addicted to "Decadence in the heart of man". Get prepared because COLDFEAR going to stay in here for many years and I can't wait to see what they can do in one album and their evolution! Buy this kick ass EP and start moshing around (I am not kidding)!!!
Score: 9/10

*** For fans of: Death/Thrash Metal. ***

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some COLDFEAR music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/coldfearband

Interview with José Martins: Coming Soon :)

INFINITE TALES - Review


LINE-UP:
Perevod - Drums
Glorf - Lead guitars, composer and lyrics
Kiwi and Zolik - Vocals, Back vocals and Cello
Nazar - R. Guitars
Koma - Bass

TRACK-LIST:
1. INTRO. INFINITE TALES
2. AMOXICILLIN...EXTERMINATION
3. RUNNING AWAY
4. POINT OF NO RETURN
5. NO WAR FOR THIS CENTURY
6. WINGS
7. DETHTALE
8. BRIDGE. GOING DOWN
9. THE NIGHT AT THE CEMETERY
10. WALTZ IN THE FLAME
11. BLOODYFIELD
12. LITTLE MORE ANGER
13. THE WAREHOUSE WILL BE YOUR TOMB, CHIEF
14. OUTRO. ONLY THE BEGINNING...
15. Behind Space (IN FLAMES COVER)


Infinite Tales are from Ukraine and they have a new LP called "Only The Beginning".
I am totally amazed and addicted to this LP, I love everything: Two power Voices, Riffs, Melody's, ritmics, lyrics and also the artwork! This young band have so much talent and for me they will be a big band in a very close future and we will listen great things about them too.
So, buy this amazing LP and listen for yourselves and you will be surrounded for Infinite Tales magic...because, they definitely do not play around with Metal quality!
Score: 10/10

*** For fans of: Melodic Death Metal with female and male vocals.***


By: Hanna Tsepesh

To listen to some INFINITE TALES music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/infinitetalesmetal

Interview with Kiwi, Glorf and Zolik: Coming very soon :)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! - New

Hello readers:)
I wish you all a...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
Have fun tonight ehehehe :D





By: Hanna Tsepesh

DARK VENERIS - Review


LINE-UP:

Monica - Vocal
Filippo - Lead Guitar/Growl
Felice - Keyboards
Elia - Rihythm Guitar
Davide - Bass
Pierluigi - Drums

TRACK-LIST:

1. Intro the storm
2. Silence
3. Melancholic
4. Dream to believe
5. As you wish
6. My inner damnation


Dark Veneris, have their first work called: "My Inner Damnation".
I discovery in this CD a amazing melody's accompanied with great riffs and 2 voices.
One by Monica and other by Filippo. I think this band have a fantastic future but I only have one little advice for Monica, because she really have good voice but in some parts she can't hold her voice so well, when she put her voice in limit. So, my advice for her is to take some singing lessons because is a shame if she don't learn more to use her voice.
I hope to listen more about Dark Veneris...
If you are big fan of Gothic Metal, check out this band and BUY THEIR CD!!!
Score:8/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some DARK VENERIS music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/darkveneris

NEVERCELL - Review


LINE-UP:

Louis Rando - Drums
Rami Mustafa - Lead guitars
James Khazaal - Vocals/Bass
Barney Ribeiro - Guitars

TRACK-LIST:

1.As They Reign & Slither
2.Vicious Circle of Bloodshed
3.Flesh & Memories
4.For Every Victim Fallen
5.Beyond Our Sins
6.Haute Monde Facade
7.Ratios
8.Demean
9.Vastlands of Abomination
10.Existence Ceased

Nevercell, have a new album called "Preaching Venom".
This album kick asses for sure! It is one of the best Nevercell album for me...
I simply love it and I don't have any thing bad to say about "Preaching Venom"!
If you are a big fan of Thrash/Death Metal...BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!!!
Score: 10/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some NEVERCELL music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/nervecell

Interview with James Khazaal: In next month :)

Eryn Non Dae (END) TOUR!!! - New

Hello Readers! :)
Keep your eyes open to this AMAZING NEW:

Eryn Non Dae will have a tour in Portugal and Spain.

This is the concert poster:
AT PORTUGAL:
15 Nov 2009

BRACARA extreme fest in Braga

17 Nov 2009
PRAYER Fest act 2 - with TOMBS + BURIED INSIDE in Lisboa

18 Nov 2009
with TOMBS + BURIED INSIDE in Porto

Don't miss this fantastic band :)

I Wish them a great concert!!!

Eryn Non Dae Myspace:
www.myspace.com/end1freefr

Interview with Franck:
http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/06/eryn-non-dae-end.html
By: Hanna Tsepesh

Deathstars signed canvas competition!!! - New

Hello Readers!
Put your eyes open to this:




JUST CLICK IN HERE!!!


The winner will be announced on St Winebald day, the 7th of January 2010.
By: Hanna Tsepesh

ANOMALLY CONTEST!!!! WINNERS - New

CONGRATULATIONS Roope from Finland and Marvin from Costa Rica!!!!
You guys are the winers :)
Very fast answers, thank you and soon you will have this amazing album:


ANOMALLY MySpace:
www.myspace.com/theanomally

By: Hanna Tsepesh

ANOMALLY CONTEST!!!! Their album for free!!! - New

Hello readers!
I got amazing new...Anomally asked me to help them with this contest to have their first album for free ;)
So here he is:
The TWO first readers to answer the question, will have their album "Once In Hell" for free!
You have to answer in comment (in here) and then in other comment send your address and i will deleted that comment for no one know where you live (laughs)! The first comment with the answer is the one that will tell you if you win or not (NOT THE COMMENT WITH THE ADDRESS)!
Soooo....GOOD LUCK! :D



QUESTION: Who was the person that directed Anomally first VIDEO CLIP "No words from the dead" ?
Answer: Débora Castro
Winners: Roope from Finland and Marvin from Costa Rica!!! Congratulations guys :)




By: Hanna Tsepesh

SIMBIOSE and Alien Squad concert - New/Review

Hello readers!
Today I am going to talk about Simbiose and Alien Squad.
In past Friday (9-10-09), I saw this bands in live concert at Bar Alfa in Leiria. It was a excellent concert and I have to tell you that is one of the best concerts that I saw in Leiria!!!! They put a lot of energy on stage, is really incredible! I take a change before this concert begging to talk with Simbiose band and they are really nice people and always very nice to the people who go to talk with them, then I saw Alien Squad doing the same thing and always very nice too. For me it was very important to see the bands that are so close to the public before and after the performance and so kind to those who go to talk to them and don't come with that strange attitude that some of you guys know that some bands "hide" and go to the backstage before and after the shows...this bands is not that "type"! They (Simbiose and Alien Squad) put a fantastic show, where you see people have a lot of fun and making a crazy mosh too (laughs)!
It was a great night, so if you want to repeat this night or you have curiosity to see Simbiose in live show go at their MySpace and see the dates and places. For future informations about Alien Squad make the same thing :).

Also, they have new merch out now!!! So, buy this fantastic new album and some cool T-shirt :)
I already have mine ;)

Note: I would like to wish to the both bands all the best luck/success and send my thanks to Hugo (from Simbiose) for taken some cool pics with my camera!
A BIG THANK FOR THE FANTASTIC/BRUTAL CONCERT!!!

By: Hanna Tsepesh
SIMBIOSE Myspace:
www.myspace.com/simbiose

Interview with João and Hugo about their new album: Coming very soon :)

Frist interview with João and Hugo: http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/05/interview-with-simbiose.html

ALIEN SQUAD Myspace:
www.myspace.com/aliensquad


If you want to see more pics of that night go to THE GATES OF METAL MySpace :)



Album, Demo and video of the Month - New

Hello readers!
First of all: I WISH YOU A GREAT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY (1-10-09)!!! :)
This is my chooses for Album, Demo and Video:



AT WAR MySpace:

www.myspace.com/atwartheband

Interview with Paul at: Coming Today

WINTRYFROST MySpace:
www.myspace.com/yantar

MOONSPELL MySpace:
www.myspace.com/moonspell

I hope you like it:)
All the best and keep supporting Metal!!!
By: Hanna Tsepesh

RED WARLOCK - Review



LINE -UP:

Marco Piu: Vocals
Tony Rassu: Bass and backing vocals
Andrea Giribaldi: lead guitar and backing vocals
Claudio Sechi: Drums
Gianni Corazza: Lead guitar

TRACK - LIST:

1- Sabrewolf
2- The Mark of Betrayal
3- Awakening
4- Endless Line
5- Slave to the Master

Red Warlock have their first promo called "Sabrewolf".
First of all, i was very impressed with their talent, but my big admiration was Marco voice! He have such a passion when he sing that we (listeners) can hear!
I think this band have all that takes to be a very success band in the future and for sure we will listen great things from Red Warlock.
I can't wait to listen what they can do in one album...
Score: 9/10


By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some RED WARLOCK music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/redwarlockofficial

Interview with Marco Piu: Coming very soon :)

DARKSIDE OF INNOCENCE - Review


LINE -UP:

Pedro Remiz: Vocals
André Reis: lead Guitar
Pedro Bandeira: Drums
Sara Henriques: Clean Vocals
Paulo Roque: Bass
João Arcanjo: Guitar

TRACK - LIST:



















Darkside of innocence is a young band, but do not be fooled by their age.
This album shows a more mature band and we got the idea that they know what they want.
As their listener for a few years now, I was pleasantly surprised with D.O.I capabilities in "Infernum Liberus EST" and I find a much more worked voice, cool riffs and a great voice by Sara! For me, she puts a great feeling on these songs.
I am very interested to hear more of this evolution.
So, let's see what they will do in their next album...
Score: 9/10

NOTE: This album is available for free download!! So, you don't have any excuse for not listening :)

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some DARKSIDE OF INNOCENCE music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/darksideofinnocence

DOWNLOAD Infernum Liberus EST, FOR FREE:
http://go9.us/p1

Interview with Pedro Remiz: Very soon :)

Album, Demo and video of the Month - New

Hello readers!
So, this month this is my chooses for Album, Demo and Video:



HAZY HAMLET MySpace:
www.myspace.com/hazyhamlet
www.hazyhamlet.com/

DARK TOWER MySpace:
www.myspace.com/risedarktower

FACTORY OF DREAMS MySpace:
www.myspace.com/projectcreation


I hope you like it:)
All the best and keep supporting Metal!!!
By: Hanna Tsepesh

SIMBIOSE - New

Hello readers!
Simbiose will have a new album very soon called "Fake Dimension".
They will released this album very soon in one concert, so this is it the live poster:
Also, if you miss this concert (don´t do that ehehe) you can see them (GO![laughs]) at this dates and places:

So...keep your eyes and ears very open to this Portuguese metal band :)
I wish them all the best and good luck!!!

Future interview about this album: Very soon ;)

By: Hanna Tsepesh
For futute information go at:
www.myspace.com/SIMBIOSE

DARK TOWER - Review


LINE -UP:

Galf - Lead Screams and Grunts
Argos - Drums, Lead Clean Vocals and Screams
Hanged - Bass
Niccollo - All guitars and Clean Vocals

TRACK - LIST:

1- Lord Ov The Vast Lands
2- The Mighthiest Being
3- Creatures Of Moonlight

Wow what a Demo...
I am very addicted to "Lord Ov The Vast Lands" and i really can't wait to listen their album! We have atmosphere, great work in voices and great riffs! This band is in here to stay for sure...so keep your eyes and ears to Dark Tower!!!
Score: 10/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some DARK TOWER music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/risedarktower

Interview with Argos and Galf: Coming in next month :)

AT WAR - Review


LINE -UP:

Paul Arnold - Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
Shawn Helsel - Vocals and all Guitars
Dave Stone - Drums

TRACK - LIST:

1- Assassins
2- Semper Fi
3- Make your Move
4- At War
5- Want you Dead
6- Raf
7- Deciet
8- Vengeful Eyes
9- Rape Case

For me "Infidel", is one of the best albums in this year.
Is a very complete album! This guys keep proving what they are as a band and i think the fans will love this album for sure...
Score: 10/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some AT WAR music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/atwartheband

Interview with Paul: Coming in next month :)

Darkside of Innocence - New * Infernum Liberus EST Free Download *

Hello Readers! :)
I have a new about Darkside Of Innocence:
They have the entire album for FREE DOWNLOAD!!!
Yes is true...
This is Pedro Statment and you will udnerstand why:

"Dear followers; It's such a pity to inform you that we will no longer release "Infernum Liberus EST". Unfortunately we chose not to edit "Infernum Liberus EST" (at least for now) on a CD format due to the time we took to have this album done.
We thought and decided that "Infernum Liberus EST" is now part of a distant past and that we won't waste much more time promoting it since that's practically. the only thing we've done these last 2 years.
To be precisely and to tell you more about this decision; we've lost a lot of time working on "Infernum Liberus EST", really hard as you know but in the end we realised that we really need to move on since we're now working on a new Album (can't talk much of it right now but I'll soon come with news)!
However and despite of having "Infernum Liberus EST" release cancelled, we will upload the entire "Infernum Liberus EST" album so then, all of you who interest in Darkside of Innocence is important, can download and enjoy the whole album for free.
I would really like to thank all of you, who were going to buy the album but unfortunately that was the best thing to do..."


DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE ALBUM, click in here :http://go9.us/p1

To listen to some DARKSIDE OF INNOCENCE music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/darksideofinnocence

By: Hanna Tsepesh

NOCTEM - Review


LINE -UP:

Beleth - Vocals
Exo - Lead Guitars
Alasthor - Guitars
Ul - Bass
Darko - Drums

TRACK - LIST:

1- Atlas Death
2- In The Path Of Heleim
3- Realms in Decay
4- The Sanctuary
5- The Call Of Oricalco's Horn
6- Across Heracles Towards
7- In The Aeons Of Time
8- Necropolis of Esthar's Ruins
9- Divinity (orchestral version)
10- Religious Plagues
11- Under Seas of Silence
*12- Divinity

* Bonus track

Noctem have their debut album out now called "Divinity".
Is a very interesting album with some interesting mix of metal styles, for sure they don't have afraid to try something different!
For sure we will listen more about them in the future...
Score: 8/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some NOCTEM music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/noctemofficial

NIGHTRAGE at Portugal! - New

Hey readers!
Hope you are fine!
Yes, is true...NIGHTRAGE will come to Portugal in this month :)

They will come at "Festival Ilha do Ermal", 29 day!!!
They will share the stage with bands like:

SEPULTURA (BRA)
PESTILENCE (HOL)
KORPIKLAANI (FIN)
HATESPHERE (DEN)

HEAVENWOOD (POR)

THE FIRSTBORN (POR)

W.A.K.O. (POR)
WYKKED WYTCH (USA)

CONCEALMENT (POR)
E.A.K. (POR)
DE
PROFUNDIS (UK)
MY ENCHANTMENT (POR)
A
SSASSINNER (POR)

MY EYES INSIDE (POR)


This is the live poster:







We can't miss this festival!!!
Buy the ticket NOW!
By: Hanna Tsepesh
NIGHTRAGE Myspace:
www.myspace.com/nightrage









For more information about this FESTIVAL go at:

festivalilhadoermal.blogspot.com/

By: Hanna Tsepesh

NARNIA - Review


LINE -UP:

German Pascual - Vocals

Andreas Passmark - Bass

Carl Johan Grimmark - Guitars-Keyboards

Andreas Johansson - Drums

TRACK - LIST:

1. Sail around the world
2. When the stars are falling
3. Curse of a generation
4. Scared
5. Kings will come
6. Rain
7. Armageddon
8. One way to freedom
9. Miles away
10. Behind the curtain

NARNIA have a new album called "Course of a generation". I simply love it this album i am so addicted, I listen this album more than 2 times per day...really! This album is so energetic and positive that is impossible to dislike this album...
For me the best NARNIA album for sure!!!

Score: 10/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some NARNIA music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/narniaofficial

Interview with Andreas Passmark: Coming very soon ;)

WINTRYFROST - Review


LINE - UP:

Giorgio Orani - music, lyrics and concept

TRACK - LIST:

1. Intro
2. My Magdalene
3. Martyrs
4. Safe in The End
5. Save These Words


WINTRYFROST have their first Demo out now. Wintryfrost is a solo and instrumental project, started in this year (2009) by Giorgio Orani. I am big fan of Instrumental music and this album is great and sometimes we feel that we are in different world because the music involve us in away that i can't explain...only the listener can feel that! This could be a soundtrack music or maybe to relax from a hard day...I can't wait to see what Giogio will do in the future!
Is deftly a Demo to feel...

Score: 9/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some WINTRYFROST music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/yantar

HAZY HAMLET - Review


LINE - UP:

Julio Bertin - guitars

Arthur Migotto - vocals

Fabio Nakahara - bass

Cadu Madera - drums


TRACK - LIST:

1 - The Beginning of the End - part 1
2 - The Beginning of the End - part 2
3 - Black Masquerade
4 - Metal Revolution
5 - Field of Crosses
6 - Funeral for a Viking
7 - Chrome Heart
8 - Chariot of Thor
9 - Forging Metal
10 - The Faces of Illusion

HAZY HAMLET have a new album called "Forging Metal". If you miss the old Heavy Metal bands this band is your answer!
I am more then amazed with their debut album, they have the old heavy metal spirit with all the ingredients! I think we going to listen great things about HAZY HAMLET in the future! I really can't wait for their next work...
Buy the album and you will be very surprised!!!

Score: 10/10


By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some HAZY HAMLET music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/hazyhamlet
www.hazyhamlet.com/

To read the interview with the entire band: http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/09/hazy-hamlet.html

REBELLION - Review


LINE - UP:

Michael Seifert - Vocals

Gerd Lücking - Drums

Uwe Lulis - Guitar

Simone Wenzel - Guitar

Tomi Göttlich - Bass


TRACK - LIST:

1. War
2. Arise
3. Asgard
4. Odin
5. Runes
6. Bolverk
7. Thor
8. Evil
9. Loki
10. Prelude
11. Ragnarök
12. Einherjar


REBELLION have a new album out now called "From Ginnungagap to Ragnarök - The History of the Vikings Volume III" and what a album...
Full of amazing riffs by Simone and Uwe with a power voice by Michael and of course i can't forget the amazing work by Tomi and Gerd!
This album is very energetic and the lyrics are very interesting! This album is really FANTASTIC! This band keep surprising their fans more and more! What more can i say? Well, buy the album and see for yourself ;)

Score: 9/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some REBELLION music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/rebellionfromhell
www.rebellion.st/Rebellion.html

To read the interview with Uwe Lulis go at:
http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/08/rebellion.html

EDAIN - Review



LINE - UP:

Martin Král - guitar

Zdenek Záhora - bass

Martin Brnovják - vocals

Jirí Stanek - drums

Pavel Jerábek - guitar

TRACK - LIST:

1. The Downward Spiral
2. Fragments of Frail Designs
3. Aphrodisiac
4. Eden Lies Obscured
5. Earn Your Pain


EDAIN, have their new CD out now called "Through Thought and Time".
When i got this CD in my hands i didn't know what i expect from their sound and when i start to listen i was VERY surprised with their talent and the different and interesting elements, that they combine with a great voice by Martin Brnovják! For me it was a amazing surprise and i can't wait for what they can do next! Deftly you guys have to buy this great CD...

Score: 8/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some EDAIN music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/throughthoughtandtime
www.edain.cz/

NEFRET - New

Hey readers!
Today i have to talk about NEFRET!
NEFRET, is from Portugal and they will release very soon their first slipt.

Like NEFRET tell to us in their MySpace, the inspirations to create their music is: "all about hate, suffering and human kind destruction"! Defethy is a band that we have to put our eyes and ears in the very open!

Line - UP:

Abaddon - Guitar, bass, vocals and Lyrics
Ishkur - Guitar, back vocals, drums prog. and production

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to their fist songs and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/odiumperpetuus

Album/ Ep of the month!!! 1-8-09

Hello readers! :)
This are the ALBUM and EP of the month:


To listen to some ANOMALLY musics go to:
www.myspace.com/theanomally

To read the interview with Miguel please go at:
http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/07/anomally.html

Also, they are the video of the month!!!

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To listen to some IN PROCESS musics go at:
www.myspace.com/inprocessfin

To read the interview with Kalle, go at:
http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-process.html

By: Hanna Tsepesh

THE SPEKTRUM - New

Hello readers!
I have an excellent new for THE SPEKTRUM fans...
They will be playing at a very known metal fest in Portugal called " Caos Emergente".
This is the Live poster:


Go to see them and support them!!! |m|
Thank you and... KEEP SUPPORTING METAL BANDS!!

I would like to wish The Spektrum all the best luck :)

By: Hanna Tsepesh
To listen to some THE SPEKTRUM music go at:
www.myspace.com/thespektrum

THY SYMPHONY - Review




LINE-UP:

Vocals: Camila and Allan
Guitar: Cezar
Bass: Rene
Drums: Matthew
Keyboards: Marcello

TRACK-LIST:

1. Intro
2. Pandora's Box
3. Broken Wings
4. God's Call
5. Sun and Moon
6. Eternal Life
7. Harmonizing the World
8. Survivor
9. Shadows and Dust
10. Rising from the Sand
11. Lords from Seas
12. The Braves from Highlands

"Harmonizing the World" is THY SYMPHONY debut album.
This Brazilian band have a interesting album full of surprises and cool elements!
We have a powerful voice by Camila and a strong voice by Allan combined with cool riffs and a interesting melody, that when we listen we identify immediately with Thy Symphony style!
If you are a big fan of this elements you have to buy this album NOW!!! :)

Score: 10/10
By: Hanna Tsepesh

To listen to some THY SYMPHONY music and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/thysymphony

Interview with all the band: Coming very soon ;)

SUPPORT and PARTNERSHIPS - New

Hello readers!
Like some of you know I have a new page in my webzine called "SUPPORT and PARTNERSHIPS".
I create this page to support more the bands with their banners, for my Partnerships with labels and also for supporting some causes, Radios, Designers, other webzines, etc.
Speaking about webzines I like to speak about DaemonivM webzine.
This Portuguese webzine is super cool and they want to help the Metal bands so much like i want to help them in here.
I would like to thank to Hugo Guerreiro from DaemonivM for their amazing new about my webzine and also my work and for supporting so much the metal bands from our country!

Finally i want to wish all the guys that accept the support and partnerships with my webzine a big success and all the best for them and... together we are more stronger to help the metal bands around the world!!! :-)


By: Hanna Tsepesh

To know more about DaemonivM work go at:
www.abcdemonium.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/dmoni1

To see my new page for SUPPORT and PARTNERSHIPS go at:
thegatesofmetals.blogspot.com/

QANTICE - Review



LINE-UP:

Vince - Vocals
Tony - Guitars, bass and orchestration
Yosh - Violin
Aurélien - Drums (live)

Guest:

- John Lang, from Naheulband: Bohdran, Ulean Pipe

- Justine Descamps: Baroque Flute, Oboe

- Dimitri Halby, from O'Brothers: Cross Flute

- Tomaz Boucherifi-Kadiou, from TornaoD: Tin Whisle

- Carole Alcantara, from Oniromancy : Lyrical Voice

- Céline Devraine, from Belyscendre : Lyrical Voice

- Vincent Thévenet, from 1,618: Lyrical Voice

- Cyril Verez: Bass

TRACK LIST:

1. Budding From The Mist
2. Head Over Worlds
3. Pirates
4. Megantrop
5. Ocean Eclipse
6. The Hero That You Need
7. Burial Wave
8. The Question
9. Best In The Well
10. The Least Worst Ending


Fantastic power metal band from France! They present us with a amazing journey into their world! We can find a fantastic elements in this album and more you listen the more you discover! We really can feel in another space of Universe! This is a very talent band with a great future...

Score: 10/10

By: Hanna Tsepesh
If you want to listen to some QUANTICE song's and for future information go at:
www.myspace.com/qantice

To read the interview with Tony and Vince go at: http://thegatesofmetal.blogspot.com/2009/06/qantice.html