I want to dedicate this Hollywood Vampires live report to my mom, passed away the 9th May, she’d loved to see
the show of this incredible band, and if I love rock, it’s her merit.
Who would have thought that one day I’d have seen my favorite artist on stage with my favorite actor!
On the contrary, it happened in Lucca at the Summer Festival on July 6, 2018. Date to be counted among my personal memories, along with every single concert of Alice Cooper I attended.
Who know me well, knows my great love for Alice Cooper, one of the most innovative artists, criticized. a highly professional and natural talent.
The Hangarvain are back with the new album, a return in good style, with that magical touch that contradicts them and with lots of blues in
their soul. Five new pieces and the Marvin Gaye' “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” cover, released on 25 may via Volcano Records.
A brilliant 70’s guitar solo opens the title track “Roots And Returns”, a fresh piece, so american in its mood, has a catchy chorus, which makes it very appealing and enjoyable listening, really a good start.
An album lasting seventy minutes minutes containing rock and metal in atmospheres between various inspirations of dark
I could count this album in an alternate genre but, substantially the air that we can breathe in these fourteen songs, is impregnated with a very intense dark and in all its musically nuances.
It’s just from its beginning, with “Into A Sick Mind”, that we can appreciate the stylistic choice of the band, style that continues in the follower track “Flyin 'Soul”, a bit 70’s mood and metal prog with great guitar work.
“Amazing,” opens the album in such a brilliant way, a title apt for a piece that can easily represent the essence of this album, neither
more nor less, this band in its latest work, has given so much.
The follower “Promised Land” gives us beautiful guitar, such another well-assured shot in which the Mr. Forstner
cleverly gives a decidedly huge passage with his solo. Chapeau!
“All The Heroes” sounds the perfect to the song just heard, simply beautiful. “A Million Faces” and “Frozen”...
The bands roots are clearly rock and hard-rock of the 80s and 90s. Bands like Queensryche, King`s X, Dokken or Van Halen always have been
a great influence to the sound of the band.
The current year, 2018, sees the band with the brand new album “Changing Time”, published via the Italian label Volcano Records.
The actual lineup sees Christian Freimoser as vocalist, Wolfgang Forstner on guitar, Thomas Rackl on bass, and Manuel Wimmer on drums. Let's get to know them together ...
Born in 2013 Hangarvain released their first album “Best Ride Horse” in 2014 followed by the big success of “Freaks” in 2016 and within few
years the band reached a wide fanbase all around Europe being known as one of the most recognizable and untiring live and touring band of this generation.
After a full year of silence, Hangarvain is back in 2018 with a new album entitled “Roots and Returns”, available from May 25th via Volcano Records, and supported by a European Tour.
To talk about “Roots and Returns” and more, Alessandro Liccardo, the band guitarist, president of the Italian label Volcano Records, and of Modern Guitar Program.
WaterCrisis is an Italian stoner rock band, from the province of Naples, the first album entitled ''Sleeping Sickness'', was released in 27th April 2018, evolving the ideas to propos into the previous EP, a more resolute and aggressive sound which better refer to the stoner/metal , musical genre chosen by the band, proposing a more mature product, confirming their contract with Volcano Records & Promotion Label. The particular sound of these musicians, intrigued me enough to want to interview them to get to know them better.