May 2015, W.T.C. Productions
10/10 – Susanne Sinmara
I was stupidly excited to hear that there is going to be a new album of AMESTIGON, one of the most underrated Austrian bands out there. They’ve been going since the mid-nineties, having been snapped up by Napalm Records for their split with Angizia in 1996 – back then Napalm Records was a small Austrian label with excellent music taste, nowadays more associated with bands like Alestorm, or Gloryhammer. Back then, when I was a wee mid-teen, any of the on A5 paper copied catalogues by Napalm Records were studied over and over again, and LP’s and CD’s were often bought blindly (pre-internet times…) and I had to rely on tape trading to get to know new music.
Here are Susanne Sinmara’s and Jabbawock’s lists of gigs of the year:
Gigs of the year:
8/10 – Antti Mikonmäki
(Nuclear War Now! Productions, 2014)
South Australian StarGazer have been active for about 20 years, releasing music quite steadily, although there have been a few about four-year-long breaks, which is probably explained by the amount of underground Metal-bands the three members are also active in.
Cruz del Sur Music
8/10 – Review by Jamie Cansdale
You may recall sometime four years ago when this band released an album entitled Last Sunrise. You probably also remember this album had a very bizarre front cover and may have never picked it up as a result. If this is the case, then the joke is on you: Last Sunrise is an underrated gem that speaks louder than any image given to it.