KALIDIA – Lies’ Device

Monday, May 16, 2016 : 0 Comments

KALIDIA is an Italian Gothic/Power Metal band, formed in 2010 by the line-up below (extract Gabriele Basile and add Alessandro Cecchini) minus bassist Roberto Donato, who joined two years later. The first output was the EP “Dance of the Four Winds” … continue reading


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 : 0 Comments

2012 was the year I got to know about the Spanish Gothic Metal band DIABULUS IN MUSICA, as they released their second full-length then, called “The Wanderer”. And it was a positive experience, I must say. See my review here. … continue reading

LA-VENTURA – White Crow

Sunday, July 28, 2013 : 0 Comments

LA-VENTURA is a Dutch Groove/Gothic Metal band, formed several years ago. They released their debut album, “A New Beginning” in 2007. You can read my review here. At the time Erwin Polderman (ex-ORPHANAGE), co-founder with vocalist Carla Douw, sat behind … continue reading

SYNFUL IRA – Between Hope And Fear

Saturday, July 20, 2013 : 0 Comments

SYNFUL IRA is an Italian Gothic Rock/Metal band, inspired by EVANESCENCE and NIGHTWISH. Or rather, they started by covering those two bands. This soon evolved into writing own material. First proof of that was the demo “The Hard Reality”, which … continue reading

THEE ORAKLE – Smooth Comforts False

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 : 0 Comments

It’s been three years since the Portuguese Gothic/Death/Doom Metal formation THEE ORAKLE put out their debut full-length “Metaphortime” (2009). See my review here. After their EP “Secret” (2007, review here) it was clear these guys and girl have a lot … continue reading


Friday, August 3, 2012 : 0 Comments

REAONS BEHIND is an Italian Symphonic Power/Gothic Metal band, formed in 2010. They started as a cover band, playing songs from WITHIN TEMPTATION, AFTER FOREVER and so on. But it soon became clear that this was a dead end street. … continue reading


Saturday, March 10, 2012 : 0 Comments

The Spanish Gothic Metal band DIABULUS IN MUSICA, not to be mistaken with SLAYER’s album “Diabolus In Musica”, was formed in 2006. In 2009 they put out a 4-track demo called “Secrets”, followed by their debut full-length in 2010, also … continue reading

XANDRIA – Neverworld’s End

Sunday, March 4, 2012 : 0 Comments

The German Symphonic Metal formation XANDRIA was formed back in 1997, but that line-up didn’t survive very long, though did record one demo, “Xandria”. In 1999 XANDRIA was revived with new members. Two demos preceded the band’s debut full-length, “Kill … continue reading

SYNFUL IRA – The Hard Reality

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 : 0 Comments

Last month I got a request to review the demo (“The Hard Reality”) of the Italian Gothic Metal band SYNFUL IRA. SYNFUL IRA was formed in 2007 by guitarist Fabio Balducci, who also plays guitar in the symphonic Power Metal … continue reading

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