From the south of Germany, specifically from Freiburg derived formation "Frozen Infinity" has existed since 2001 and providing in "Fragments of I" from her debut album. The disc was produced in the Iguana Studios, where even among other things, Necrophagist, Unlight, Finsterforst, Fragments of Unbecoming or Dead Eyed Sleeper brought their sound to the ball.
John Tavener was the perfect choice as the composer to create the musical score for the film CHILDREN OF MEN. Much of the music used throughout the film (songs like 'Ruby Tuesday' etc) are well enough known that they don't require re-recording in this memoir of a deeply moving film. But it is the opportunity to listen without the visuals to the music Tavener created 'that brings an even deeper appreciation for his accomplishment. In addition to Tavener's own compositions this CD includes the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rendering of Mahler's 'Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n' from the 'Kindertotenlieder' (a more apt song cycle could not be imagined for this childless film) as well as Krzysztof Penderecki's 'Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima' as conducted by the composer and Handel's excerpt from 'Alexander's Feast' ('War, he sung, is toil and trouble').
John Cale's 1992 live Fragments of a Rainy Season holds a special place in the hearts of longtime fans. Cale was no stranger to concert sets. Among his most notorious are the snarling Sabotage/Live from CBGB's and 1986's howling Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Fragments captures Cale completely solo. His iconic singing voice, rainbow variety of melodies, and poetic lyrics are accompanied only by his piano or acoustic guitar. It's easily his most welcoming album, the one that provides a solid introduction as he ranges through his back catalog.
Greece is a hotbed for melodic metal, and Sunburst is one of the hottest bands to be rising from there at the moment. Sunburst was founded in 2010 by members of Black Fate and Paradox. Fantastic debut album from the progressive metal band Sunburst! Perfect for fans of Nevermore, Dream Theater and Conception!
Something huge is gathering in Franconia! Since their first storm warning in 2008, WINTERSTORM sent their heavy squalls made out of winter-like Folk and stormy Power Metal through the metal scene three times already. Starting with the grand and widely celebrated debut album “A coming Storm”, continuing with the even more enthralling “Kings Will Fall” and culminating in the hitherto climax in form of the concept album (and debut for Noise Art) “Cathyron”, WINTERSTORM easily made their name known, extravagating all genre borders. Shows on Wacken Open Air (2012), the Heidenfest tour (2013) or as support for Van Canto (2014) are only some of the live highlights in the band‘s history and confirm that WINTERSTORM have been an inherent part of the local scene for years. …