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Tag Archives: Power Metal

Amplified: Faceshift teach us about “Dignity and Shame”

Posted by on January 8, 2016

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Most folks like their gloom and doom once winter hits, but I want catchy. Stockholm’s Faceshift delivered in spades on both their debut album, All Crumbles Down, and their first single “Dignity and Shame.” This is […]

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In Defense of Their Good Name: Power Metal

Posted by on July 3, 2014

In Defense of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums, or in this case genres, that are often criticized in the metal scene. Although directly influenced by some of the biggest and most well respected names in heavy metal history, power metal is one of the […]

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Interview: PelleK talks future albums, Damnation Angels, and power metal

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Per Fredrik “PelleK” Åsly is a singer/songwriter from Norway, best known for his solo band PelleK, as well as the symphonic power metal band Damnation Angels. He is also known for covering his many power metal influences as well as metalizing mainstream and Disney songs. He agreed to take the time to speak with me […]

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Norwegian power metal singer PelleK releases ‘Covers Vol. 7’

Posted by on June 12, 2014

For those who are unfamiliar with him, Per Fredrik “PelleK” Åsly is a singer/songwriter from from Norway who sings for the band Damnation Angels, as well as his own band PelleK. However, while not recording with these two, PelleK maintains a very strong Youtube presence by recording up to 3-4 videos of him performing various […]

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Testament apologize to Indonesian fans after festival

Posted by on March 12, 2014

This past Sunday (9) at the Kukar Rockin’ Fest in Tengarrong, Indonesia, the big headliner was Testament (in fact, they’re the only band we heard of on the festival). Yet after physically unplugging the opening band to play their set, they found themselves criticized by some in the audience and have apologized for their actions. […]

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Dissident Aggression: Nails Are The New Weapon Of Choice

Posted by on March 29, 2013

You ever have one of those days?  The kind of days where the only color you see is red.  The kind of days where the blood is constantly boiling like some primordial stew.  The kind of days where, by the end of it all, you are ready to rip someone’s throat out with your bare […]

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Dissident Aggression: Fuzzed Out With Bedroom Rehab Corporation

Posted by on January 31, 2013

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… Don’t read band bios prior to listening to an album.  Honestly, you don’t want any preconceived notions about a band or their music before you have a chance to formulate that […]

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The Best Video Ever Of The Week – Katy Perry Power Metal

Posted by on June 17, 2009

OK, maybe not a video, but it’s on YouTube, so that counts for something. According to ukmetalunderground, a metal fan named Andy Xiong has taken it upon himself to record a power metal version of Katy Perry’s hit “I Kissed a Girl” with Perry’s vocals over it. It sounds like the best song Dragonforce never […]

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