This fill -in from back in March bears zero resemblance to anything ever heard on The Mixtape before but you gotta work with what ya know. Metal, Punk' n' Roll rules! You can also find Mikey D at http://doobyburger.ca
The Mixtape rules, too.
This week's show we OD on albums mainly metal, but with an alt pop digression. This week the "Helsinki Spotlight" shines on Turku's Severnica. The Reverbnation artists of the week, are Dubai-based grunge-alt rockers White Spade (now known as Extremity).
Sabaton : "HEROES"
Sabaton, Sweden's masters of historical power metal. hail from Falun. Heroes, their 7th studio album, is both rousing and excellent.
Psychotic Gardening: "HYMNOSIS"
Ferocious blackened death-doom, from the depths of Winterpeg. :-).
Nightwish : "MADE IN HONG KONG (AND VARIOUS OTHER PLACES)"
Fine Finnish symphonic metal - this is their live CD release.
Ivory Hours: "TWO KEYS"
Plus two tracks from their soon-to-drop LP "Mary".
Witty, dark & bent alt-pop from London, Ontario.
Woods of Ypres: "PURSUIT OF THE SUN & ALLURE OF THE EARTH"
Ontario's blackened doom legends wax poetic on this, their 2nd album.
Hour 1: Epic symphonic metal greatness from Holland''s Epica. Select tracks curated by Our Dearest Lady Death.from their latest LP "The Quantum Enigma",
For the zombie aficionados, we have Industrial act Beauty In The Suffering's latest single, "Reveille".
Hour 3 features the entirety of Lindsey Stirling's stunning crossover debut LP,. "Shatter Me"
Some fine punk from this week's Reverbnation Band of the Week, Vancouver's female-fronted Kill Matilda. 3 tracks form their debut EP "#PUNK #ZOMBIE #ROCKNROLL"
This week's Helsinki Spotlight artists are electro-pop artists Rain Diary. We hear tracks from their EP. "The Lights Are Violent Here.". produced by Iconcrash's frontman & principal songwriter, Jaani Peuhu
Music & Lyrics - Rain Diary
HOUR 1: INCULTUS - Xanthochroid. 'Cinematic' black metal from lake Forest California. They also do some mean covers. :-)
HOUR 2 features Music Inspired By The Life And Times Of Scrooge - Written And Produced By Tuomas Holopainen - Tuomas Holopainen
Also a new track from Deathstars' coming album.
HOUR 3 The Human Contradiction (Limited Edition) Delain
Hour 4: with other music by The Bloody Nerve (Nashville rock), Tyler Kealey ;
Hour 5: more Tyler Kealy - and from Ontario: City Of A Hundred Spires; & Monsoon Season;
e.V., Queen Of Doom
Hostess of e.V.'s Underground, CKCU-FM, 93.1
You can find Aqualyra's own music at aqualyra.net and via victorianunderground.com
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