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GHOST BRIGADE kick off their European tour

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Dark Metal, Agrimonia, Talbot, Tour, News

Ghost Brigade started their tour through Europe. They will be on the road with Agrimonia and Talbot. Here are the dates:

GHOST BRIGADE kick off their European tour
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My metal year 2014 - Albums and more...

Veröffentlicht am 31. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Machine Head, Hotrod Mayhem, Ghost Brigade, Avatarium, Heavy Metal, News, Thrash Metal, Classic Rock

The year 2014 comes closer to an end. Time to look back and reflect on the best records in this crazy year. It was not easy to chosen them since there have been quite some highlights. However I have chosen the ones that impressed me most. And here they are:

  1. Machine Head: Bloodstones & diamonds
  2. Avatarium: All I want (EP)
  3. Hotrod Mayhem: We are at war
  4. Ghost Brigade: IV - One with the storm
  5. While Heaven Wept: Suspended at Aphelion
  6. The Skull: For those which are asleep
  7. Riot V: Unleash the fire
  8. Within Temptation: Hydra
  9. Gamma Ray: Empire of the undead
  10. Triptykon: Melana chasmata
  11. Arch Enemy: War eternal
  12. In Flames: Sirens charm
  13. Septicflesh: Titan
  14. Zodiac: Sonic child
  15. Obituary: Inked in blood

 

Furthermore there have been quite some concerts that I have joined. The highlights have been the following ones:

  1. Kreator / Arch Enemy / Sodom / Vader - 013, Tilburg
  2. Audrey Horne - Baroeg, Rotterdam
  3. Down - Melkweg, Amsterdam
  4. Gotthard - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
  5. Amorphis / Avatarium - 013, Tilburg

 

I hope all of you enjoyed the metallic 2014 too and let's look forward to a rocking 2015. Happy new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My metal year 2014 - Albums and more...
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CD review GHOST BRIGADE "IV - One with the storm"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Dark Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

(9/10) Ghost Brigade celebrates almost their tenth birthday. The band was founded in 2005 in Finland and is back with a new record. The title "IV - One with the storm" states already that it is the fourth full-length longplayer in their discography.

The release date for the new album couldn't have been chosen better. "IV-One with the storm" fits that perfect in the grey autumn season with little daylight, fog and rain. The melancholic vibe of Ghost Brigade's music delivers the perfect soundtrack for this time of the year. It's the mix of dark elements, melancholy and mighty noise attacks that transposts the beauty of darkness.

As said earlier, the album is number four for the band from Finland. It follows the superb "Until fear no longer defines us" which put the level quite high for the new material. Already at this stage of the review I can tell you that Ghost Brigade lives up to all these expectations and has with "IV-One with the storm" an album that at least reaches the level of the predesessor.

One of my personal highlights on the record is the opener. Starting with a powerful riff and the rough vocals from Manne Ikonen the songs becomes a dark anthem with a lot of identity. Another really heavy nothern riff monster is called "The knife". It is one of the more straight forward song with less prog elements. The vocals stay massive thoughout the tune that doesn't take any prisoners.

Ghost Brigade has also the more silent songs on their album which partly sound like a mix of Katatonia and Anathema. "Disembodied voices" is one of them. Esp. in the beginning the track is almost fragil before it turns into a dynamic  metal track with melodic guitar lines. "Electra complex" follows the same pattern. Small difference - the last mentioned track is a 10 minutes long anthem that is done very well. Even with this length the track can keep the excitement from beginning to end. Towards the end riff becomes, due to repetition, almost hypnotic.

"IV-One with the storm" became a great album where Ghost Brigade pick up the thread from "Until fear no longer defines us" and bring their music to a next level.

My hope is that the album will help Ghost Brigade to get the attention they actually deserve.

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Wretched blues
  2. Departure
  3. Aurora
  4. Disembodied voices
  5. Electra complex
  6. Stones and pillars
  7. Anchored
  8. The knife
  9. Long way to the graves
  10. Elama on tulta

 

Label: Season Of Mist

Genre: Dark Metal

CD review GHOST BRIGADE "IV - One with the storm"
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GHOST BRIGADE streams the new album

Veröffentlicht am 28. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Heavy Metal, Dark Metal, Death Metal, Black Metal, Doom Metal, News

Ghost Brigade streams their entire new album. I can tell you already that it is more than worth to listen to. The review will be soon on my blog and the rating will be quite high.

GHOST BRIGADE streams the new album
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GHOST BRIGADE - review soon on MHMB

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, News, Heavy Metal

GHOST BRIGADE - review soon on MHMB

Cool album. The review will be soon on the blog.

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1st new track from GHOST BRIGADE

Veröffentlicht am 21. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, News

Finland's dark rockers Ghost Brigade have been in the studio and recorded an new album that will be released via Season Of Mist. The name of the record is "IV-One with the storm". The first track of the album can be listened to via MetalSucks. Check the song. It's a great soundtrack for autumn.

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New teaser from GHOST BRIGADE

Veröffentlicht am 2. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Rock, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, News, Video

Critically acclaimed Finnish melancholic metal band GHOST BRIGADE have released the third video teaser video in an ongoing campaign leading up towards the release of their highly anticipated new full-length 'IV - One with the Storm', which has been scheduled for release on November 7th.

New teaser from GHOST BRIGADE
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First teaser from GHOST BRIGADE

Veröffentlicht am 3. September 2014 von Markus W. in Ghost Brigade, Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Dark Metal, Video, News

Here comes a first teaser from the upcoming album from Ghost Brigade. "IV - One with the storm" will be released beginning of November and it seems to become a real good one.

Additionally the cover is revealed as well.

First teaser from GHOST BRIGADE
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