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VIDEO PREMIERE: SILVERA Share New Single “Something Else”

New single from the extremely well-received SILVERA debut album, “Edge Of The World” can be viewed below. “Something Else” is one of the strongest songs in the record, building the chorus in an extremely strong bridge, which is becoming to be the trademark of the Danish band. “”Something Else” is reflecting on those persons that are so devoted to one thing that they push everything aside”, vocalist Michael Krogh ponders on the theme. “On one hand it is truly admirable and inspiring and on the other hand you feel sad for all of the opportunities they are missing in life”,…

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From The Point Of Ignition to the Final Drive: A Reflection on the Loss of NEIL PEART in its First Anniversary

One year ago I gathered all my courage, sat down and wrote this article. Today, 365 days later I feel exactly the same… January 10th for me has never meant anything else but the birthday of one of my dearest friends. On a more universal level, it marks the taking of effect of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I, the release of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, the birth of Frank Sinatra and Rod Stewart, and the death of David Bowie. 2020 added another entry to this extensive list – the day that the world at large came to…

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Armageddon in Retrospect: SONIC PERSPECTIVES Looks Back at 2020

Much has been written about the impact 2020 will have in both the near and distant future, and live music fans have certainly felt its sting since March at least. We’ll leave more cerebral analysis to the experts and instead cap off a grueling year with an hour of thoughts and observations from Sonic Perspectives contributors John Kokel, Rodrigo Altaf, Samantha Buckman, Brian Masso, Scott Medina, Joshua Batten, and Gonzalo Pozo. The audio montage below has the crew reflecting on the year’s many hardships (the losses of Neil Peart and Eddie Van Halen, for instance), the rise of streamed concerts,…

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AVATAR – Avatar Ages Livestream [Part I – Age Of Dreams] (January 9th, 2021)

Fortune may favor the bold, but in this day and age where live concerts are indefinitely on hold and live streaming is the rule, the fates have since begun to smile upon the theatrically inclined. The Swedish-born melodic death metal turned modern nu-metal act Avatar has recently come to embody both the older truism and its present day counterpart, having…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories 2020: Live-Stream (December 18th, 2020)

For the better part of 30 years, many of us in the metal community have been wondering if maybe Jon Oliva had missed his calling as a Broadway composer. Ever since the musical theater trappings of Savatage’s 1991 game-changer album “Streets: A Rock Opera” hit the shelves, said multi-instrumentalist and mastermind would go on a tear of conceptual album creation…