Monday, August 30, 2010



Russia  (Saint Petersburg)      1999


Evgeniy Trofimov - Vocals
Ilya Smirnov - Guitar
Alexandr Kulikov - Bass (Azeroth (Rus))
Sergey Rubcov - Drums
Roman Farafontov - Keys


1.An Old Man              
2.Coming Your Way       
3.Pushing The Borders Away   
4.Better Dead Than Trapped   
5.Wake The Bones          
6.Everything For Sale          


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

10 Best Vocalist Of All Time

Some people define music as something intangible, but since its appearance all the time until this moment it has given birth to Figure musician vocalist), which increasingly justify the opinion of Aristotle that music has the ability to reconcile a troubled heart, music has rekretif therapy, to be able to nurture patriotism (Depending on the theme) to the listener.

Though not a musician, even the audience itself is sometimes misinterpreted and misused to be a provocation to the means to kill each other (Life) and even to commit suicide though. All of them did not change even if the form of musical beauty.

This time I wanted to narrow the number of vocalist that so many have been making a total of 10 just a really influential in the history of music with the version I own. Tenth vocalist has a different flow in music, period / era and Ras but have one thing in common is an undeniable popularity. I'm sure there are also counter-Pro. So, I just wait my friends commented that if this can improve my writing.

Row names below are not based on rankings compiled


(Born 6 February 1962. Lafayette, Indiana United States) Lead Vocals Guns N 'Roses band from Los Angeles, California United States. Musician who is known as a leader and founder of a successful lift until golden kepuncak GNR align with the other band. Her figure was so dominant, he is controlling all the story line every GNR began his adventures. With Authoritarian nature, selfish and with explosive emotions, not infrequently taxable sebandnya friends kebengisannya spray. One reason is because the band GNR broke up they've had enough of Axl behaviors that are considered selfish. There are ngundurin yourself, there are fired, and there is also a pull due to differences of opinion with him about where the next direction GNR music. During the musical journey GNR, Axl also often make their friends waited until late at night when ngadain concert, the worse is often ninggalin stage amid furious concert for an audience made until rusakin stage! Axl too often "fight" with other musicians, namely Kurt Cobain, Vince Neil, Tommy Hilfiger, Bon Jovi, Velvet Revolver and the Eagles Of Death Metal. Known as a perfectionist person, Axl many of them gave birth to a perfect Masterpiece Sweet Child O'Mine, November Rain to Oh My God ... .. not a few also managed to popularize the old songs back from the older bands they like Knockin On Heavens Door, owned by Rolling Stones. Up to now been abandoned although other personnel, Axl still street with the GNR but with a new sense of cultivating new album too, but until now only controversy surrounding its release just a story that circulated without clarity. This is further strengthened Axl as THE KING OF CONTROVERSY.

2. Michael Jackson 

(born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana) is a vocalist and song writer from Amerik States. He is known as "THE KING OF POP" and popularized the dance movements "moonwalk", which has become his trademark. Her album was released in 1982, Thriller, is the world's best-selling album, with sales exceeding 104 million copies worldwide, so many of the estimated sales for this one album and according to the Guinness Book Of Records Morld this album sold 65 million copies until taon 2007 . To this day thriller album still sold 130 thousand copies each in U.S. taonnya there. He began his career singing at the age of five years as a member of the Jackson family vocal group (later became The Jackson 5) the bringing forth many Hits like ABC, and I'll BE THERE. The whole album Jacko (EPIC Release) sold tens of millions of pieces next to each album and if ditotal-totalin could number 200 out of million copies sold worldwide.

3. Elvis
AARON Presley 

(January 8 1935-16 August 1977) was a rock 'n' roll legendary United States. He also was a music producer and actor. His nickname is "THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL". Thanks to his songs that combined rhythm of rock 'n' roll with songs ballads, rock 'n' roll obtain a commercial foundation which can be developed further rock 'n' roll successors. In its heyday, Elvis concerts attended mass (mostly teenagers) in massive quantities. Styles, traits, and how dresses has become a symbol for rock 'n' roll fans and much imitated. Until now, Elvis fans still trusted by the dead weight that he have not the alias is still alive, just somewhere where its existence.


Born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina (U.S.). Brown, who calls himself "Godfather of Soul", also known as "Soul Brother Number One" and "The hardest Working Man in Show Business. Brown continued to perform, at least within a year he was able to hold 100 pertunjukan.Sepanjang his life, Brown has received a series of awards. Call it, two Grammy trophies, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, and a prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award in December 2003. Despite a series of steps Hitsnya none touched the highest on the Billboard charts but such immortal songs I GOT YOU (I Feel Good) taon released in 1965, was at number three in the Top Ten. A number of songs can also be enjoyed as a movie soundtrack and tv shows. He has memusiki film BLACK CAESAR (1973) and Living rendition of America for Sylvester Stallone movie, Rocky IV (1985). Living song ... bring him a Grammy award in 1987.

5. Kurt
DONALD Cobain 

(February 20, 1967 - ± 5 April 1994) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist in the Seattle grunge band, Nirvana. With the band's success, Cobain became a national and international celebrities, a position he held with a heavy heart. He is also regarded as' THE burglar establishment. "

In 1991, the rise of Cobain's most famous song, Smells Like Teen Spirit, marking the beginning of major changes in pop music of the kind of music that is popular in the 1980s as a glam metal, arena rock, and dance-pop, to grunge and alternative rock.

Besides writing songs such another Cobain About a Girl, Come as You Are, In Bloom, Lithium, Heart-Shaped Box, All Apologies, and Rape Me.

Cobain married Courtney Love, on February 24, 1992 in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. On August 18, Frances Bean Cobain was born.

On March 1, 1994, after a concert in Munich, Germany, Cobain was diagnosed with bronchitis and severe Laryngitis. He was flown to Rome the next day for treatment, and his wife joined on March 3.

The next morning, Love got up and found Cobain was overdose with a blend of champagne and Rohypnol. He was rushed to hospital and after five days there allowed to go home. Because these drugs problems, Cobain entered into rehab on March 30. On the night of April 1st, Cobain was out for a smoke and then fled from the orphanage by climbing the fence. He then went to Seattle and disappeared.

On April 3, Love contacted a private investigator, Tom Grant, and hired him to find Cobain. On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was found in a room above his garage in Lake Washington by Veca Electric employee Gary Smith named. Autopsies later estimates Cobain died on April 5, 1994.


(December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971) was a great singer, poet, songwriter, author, and filmmaker. He is best known as a singer the band The Doors, and the whole world mengengenangnya as the most charismatic figures and most influential in the history of world music. He is also known buku-buku/kumpulan a writer of poems and short and documentary film director. By The Doors, Morrison bringing forth six albums, all certified Platinum by the RIAA. Single people who had perched on top of the charts is Light My Fire and Hello, I Love You. No less a Scott Weiland, STP and Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Stapp and Creed of the band claim to be affected ato was inspired by Jim Marrison.

7. Paul David Hewson 

(born May 10, 1960), his nickname Bono Vox, stage name Bono, is the main vocalist of the Irish rock band, U2. Since the mid 80's Bono has been actively raising funds through concerts BAND AID and perform again in concert LIVE AID and LIVE 8. Since 1999, he became increasingly involved in campaigning Third World debt relief and suffering AFRICA. besides taking care of his band, Bono formed an organization called "DATA" which stands for Debt, Aids, Trade in Africa (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa). The focus of this organization is to raise awareness about what is claimed as a debt of Africa which can not be paid, Aids and uncontrolled trade rules that hurt the poor continent. In February 2006, Bono recorded among 191 people nominated for the Nobel Prize for Peace.
In musical matters Bono and U2 really are in the top right of The Joshua Tree was released in 1987. This album captured the number one position in the list of best-selling British album in a very short time, and then start reaching the United States and survive up to nine weeks. Because of its flagship song really dominate, U2 had become the main report with a title of Time magazine's hottest ROCK TICKETS. This honor is earned by only two other bands, The Beatles and The Who.

Now, it's nearly 30 years work, U2 was still prosper as one of the most influential bands in the world and received various awards, including two Grammy Awards fruit.

8. SIR

(Born July 26, 1943) was a rock musician, actor, songwriter, producer, and British businessmen. He is primarily known as the lead vocalist for a band called The Rolling Stones. Anyone would know who the owner of Dower's lips, which had reached the age of 65 taon still able to continue touring the world with their band. 26 September 2007, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones concert ticket sales to print 437 million dollars over the spread of A Bigger Bang Tour, and promised never to retire ... "I'm sure the Rolling Stones will do more things again and continued to record and continues tour . Our guns have stopped the plan's realities. 

9. John Lennon 

(October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980) is best known as singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, writer and political activist known worldwide as the leader of the Beatles. Lennon and Paul McCartney formed a partnership, the most successful songwriter and successful to date. Lennon and McCartney with the optimism sinismenya complement each other very well. After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, he was also successful with his solo career. Hitsnya one which until now still widely known is Imagine, a song which became a hymn salh world peace.

Lennon also showed its rebellious and cynical humor in movies like A Hard Day's Night (1964), in which he wrote books such as In His Own Write, press conferences and interviews. He uses his popularity to its activities as a peace activist, artist and writer.

Lennon married twice, by Cynthia Powell in 1962 and the Japanese artist Yoko Ono in 1969. He has two children, Julian Lennon (born 1963) and Sean Taro Ono Lennon (born 1975). He died in New York at the age of 40 years, was shot by Mark Chapman, the crazy fans.


(Born 3 August 1963, Downey, California) is the main songwriter (with drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett sometimes), co-founder, vocalist and rhythm guitar of the band's thrash / heavy metal band Metallica ... America. Because the intension of creating songs and rock music mix which still pleasant to hear but I did not wrong if it gets predicate Band THE KING OF heavy / thrash metal band thtash compare before and after them. Ngga few new bands that are obviously very influenced from the music scene and also the style of Metallica. But all that does not undermine their position of greatness James Hetfield also in generating new works. Now they are finishing their new album DEATH MAGNETIC immediate release in September this year also (2008). Their works continue to be hunted his fans but I did not wonder if today the sale of their old albums still sell like hotcakes just like Metallica-Black album too and Justice For All.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

15 Best World Drummer

1. Akira Jimbo 

Akira Jimbo was born on 27 February 1959 in Tokyo, Japan. he's homage to jazz fusion drummer, is to merge the features hasnya acoustic drums with drum elektric, so that may be emitted from a single drum instrument bermacam2 music, like piano, bass, guitar, etc.. Akira Jimbo currently incorporated in japanesse jazz fusion, and has cooperated with bassist Brian Bromberg.

Akira Jimbo was born on 27 February 1959 in Tokyo, Japan. he's homage to jazz fusion drummer, is to merge the features hasnya acoustic drums with drum elektric, so that may be emitted from a single drum instrument bermacam2 music, like piano, bass, guitar, etc.. Akira Jimbo currently incorporated in japanesse jazz fusion, and has cooperated with bassist Brian Bromberg.

2. Thomas Lang

Thomas lang was born in Vienna and grew up in Stockerau a small town in Austria. He started playing drums when he was five years old and after several years of private drum, drummer, he chose to become independent, thomas lang drummer ever became of the famous singers and bands such as Geri Halliwell, Robbie Williams, John Wetton, B * Witched, Bonnie Tyler, Billy Liesegang, The Clash, Falco, Steve Hackett, Nik Kershaw, Robert Fripp, Gianna Nannini, Lighthouse Family, Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Kylie Minogue, and Asia, Robert Trujillo, Ian Dury, The Blockheads, Cathy O'Meara, Save The Robots, etc. The Vienna Art Orchestra.

thomas lang using resonant drums and cymbals MEINL. and he was also known for his trick of playing stick game stick when playing the drums. Meinl: the 16 "Synthetik Crash, 17" Kompressor Crash, 18 "Kinetic Crash, 18" Signal Crash / Ride Club, and Filter Chinas Which come in even sizes Between 8 "and 16"

Born on 8 January 1960, homage to jazz fusion with a high level. he had been a drummer from the band Rhythm of the Soul, Synergy, Transition, The Zone, Perpetual Motion, Live (And Very Plugged In), Multiplicity.dan singers such as Paul Simon, Madonna, George Benson, Michel Camilo and Anthony Jackson. and have issued several manuals to play drums.

3. Neil Ellwood Peart

Neil Ellwood Peart was born on 12 september 1952, is a musician who comes from canada. he was famous as the drummer and the creator of the lyrics from the rock band "Rush". now he is playing as a drummer more independent. and produces a very attractive instrumen2 drums.

born in california. after graduating from music school in 1969, he began recording and touring with Frank Zappa. she chose the setting of melodic drum estonato (I also understand gan ga). terry bozzio can also tell the teachers from Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang, Mike Mangini and Chris Utter. He makes drums with characteristic setting has on every tom "has the tone, so that he can make the composition of the orchestra of drums with the polyrhythms and metric modulations. and the drum kit is named (SS BOZZIO).

4. Michael Stephen Portnoy

Michael stephen Portnoy was born on 20 April 1967 in the U.S.. he was famous as the drummer and backing vocals to progressive rock band "Dream Theater". he's already won 23 awards from the drum magazine "modern drummer magazine." He is the second youngest drummer who got his hall of fame (age 37) after Neil Peart

5. Travis Barker

Travis Landon Barker was born on 14 november 1975 in the U.S.. homage to pop punk, famous since replacing previous drummer for blink 182 scott in 1998. he also joined in the side bands such as +44, Box car racer, transplants, expensive.

6. Nathan Jonas Jordison

born on 26 April 1975, he was one of the founders of the band a Grammy Award-winning metal band "Slipknot", was once also a drummer from a group of bands, including Metallica, Korn, Ministry, Satyricon, OTEP, System of a Down, Marilyn Manson and three Inches of Blood.

7. Andreavadruci

Andrea was born in 1983 d vadruci Lecce (italy) is a famous drummer who passed the youtube site. first time playing the drums at the age of 10 years. He is known for playing super mario bross drum cover. in November 2007, Andrea won the "Drummer of Tomorrow" Italian competition "technical section," hosted by Mapex Drums and Casale Bauer.

8. Yukihiro

yukihiro born on 28 November 1968 in Chiba (near Tokyo). he is the drummer of the Japanese rock band L'Arc ~ en ~ Ciel, replacing previous drummer "sakura" in 1998. previously he was the drummer of Zi: Kill, famous rock bands during 1989.

9. Chad Smith

Born on 25 October 1961. is the drummer of the band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and supergroup Chickenfoot. on the image to-2, Chad smith is doing efforts to solve record plays + / -
300 drum instruments.

10. Alex Van Halen

Alexander Arthur Van Halen was born to January and Eugenia van Halen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 8, 1953. Shortly after Edward was born, the Van Halen family MOVED to Nijmegen.

On February 22, 1962, the Van Halen family left Holland, Standard Chartered Bank after receiving letters from relatives describing the wonders of California. Were In A Few Possession on their suitcases, 75 guilders and a piano. The trip took nine days by boat to New York, followed by another four days by train to California. Some time after on their arrival in the United States, they want on their last name changed from Van Halen, to Van Halen.

11. Phill Collins

born on 30 January 1951 d london. he is a songwriter, drummer, keybordis, and vocalist. tp he was most famous as the drummer and vocalist of the band Bahasa progressive rock group "Genesis".

12. Bill Burford

William Scott Bruford was born 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent. he is the original drummer of successful rock bands progressive "yes", had also become a drummer smentara band "Genesis" for six months, in order to tour in 1970. In 1972-1997, he became the drummer of progressive rock band King Crimson. then he changed the flow of progressive rock to jazz for several years until he retired from the band at 2009

13.Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich was born on 26 december 1963, until this dy known as the drummer for heavy metal band Metallica.

14.Yoshiki Hayashi

Born on 20 november 1965. he is a musician, songwriter, producer famous in Japan, dy famous drummer of the band since the sender of the letter X-japan, and also incorporated in the super group SKIN and he is one musician who get awards from the emperor gara2 ngecompose song for the royal event

15.Gilang Ramadan

Gilang Ramadan was born in Bandung, May 30, 1963. continue his studies in the United States at the Hollywood Professional School, the Music Department in 1980-1982. At almost the same the year 1981-1984 to study in Los Angeles Gilang City College (LACC), majored in percussion. Gilang had played in several bands in America, among others, joined the LACC homage to Big Band jazz mainstream in 1983. and now he officially became the drummer for the band's legendary "god bless". he is an Indonesian satu2nya drummer who is sponsored by Zildjian n d yamaha drums.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Lord Of Mushrooms


This French quintet from Nice began covering bands such as SPOCK'S BEARD and MARILLION as well as the heavier RUSH and DREAM THEATER, influences that pop up on their eponymous album, released in 2002. The band consists of highly skilled musicians with instrumental chops to spare such as guitarist Laurent James, a disciple of Frédéric L'épée (SHYLOCK, PHILHARMONIE), whose jazzy lines will remind you of John Goodsall from BRAND X. The other members are keyboardist Quentin Benayoun, drummer Volodia Brice, bassist Julien Negro, and frontman Julien Vallespi who sounds a bit like Gary Chandler of JADIS and sings in a totally unaccented (American) English.

Their album shows a typical American approach to composing, with light-jazz sounds that give the music a bit of a "lounge" or "easy listening" feel. Simultaneously complex and catchy, intricate yet accessible, their pieces are a refreshing mixture of fusion, hard prog, melodic prog and some metal, all gelling naturally. Not the most challenging type of music by any means but complex enough to stand repeated listenings, and surprisingly mature for a first effort, thanks to the excellent musicianship from the entire crew and a top-notch production.

Particularly recommended to art rock fans who appreciate high technical proficiency. Could also please JADIS fans, although the LORD OF MUSHROOMS' style is much more complex.

: : : Lise (HIBOU), CANADA : : : 

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Seven Deadly

     The Bewitching Air
     The Tempest
     Paylee Conol

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

10 The Legendary World Music

1. "Blackie" Eric Clapton

In 1970, when visiting one music store in Nashville, Clapton saw a shelf full of old Fender. He then bought six guitars worth $ 100 per guitar. Once returning to England, he gave three guitar to George Harrison, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood, and the three remaining saved himself. Clapton then perform experiments to create a "Super Start" from the best parts of each guitar. The result is a Stratocaster "Blackie" Legendary named because the color is black guitar

2. Strat "Woodstock" Jimmy Hendrix

Throug hout the life of a short, Jimmy is able to change the sound of his guitar rock by the way the game's most innovative and extraordinary natural talent he had. Hendrix often famous "sacrificed" his guitar by way of burning it. Well, untugnya, in 1968, he played Stratocasters survived the fire.

After Jimmy died in 1970, this guitar is stored in warehouse until it was sold to one of the founders of Microsoft, Paul Allen at an auction for $ 1.3 Million!

3. "Frankenstrat" Eddie Van Halen

The musicians are still divided the two guitars in saying which one is best, whether Fender or Gibson. Eddie Van Halen, taking practical steps, he combines both guitar into his legendary guitar Frankenstat.

In the era of the 70s, Van Halen can afford to buy a guitar body for $ 50 because there are eyes in the wood had guitar body. Then he found a maple neck guitar for $ 80, so the price was as high as $ 130 guitar (70s lho!). Then he uses a variety of materials, including paint a bike, and candles to give a unique appearance on his Frankenstrat this!

4. "Miss Pearly Gates" Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons's guitar picking is one of the Les Paul guitar in 1959 the most preferred by Billy delivered a collection of his amazing guitar a lot.

His story, Billy gave the Packard in 1930 to Renee Thomas, a friend to accompany a movie audition. When Renee finally got the role, Renee and her band half-jokingly dubbed the car is "Pearly Gates" because it is considered to have the power of God. Renee finally sell the car, and send the money to Billy. Right in the day when he received a call about the 1959 Les Paul Sunburst guitar which is found under someone's bed. Billy eventually fall in love with his Gibson guitar and finally bought a guitar the same day and named the guitar the "Miss Pearly Gates"

5. "Old Black" Neil Young

Gibson Les Paul 1953's Neil Young was gained in 1969 from Jim Messina, a musician. Old Black, this name is obtained from the guitars that were painted black. Originally this guitar is colored gold, and later in black paint and finally make Neil guitar tech, Larry Cragg headaches. This guitar should be in the stem often repeated, until a solution to replace the fingerboard to make it more stable also rejected. But the number of these typical, Old Black is able to create a voice which until now is very typical. "The voice that made nothing like the other guitar," said Larry

 6. "Trigger" Willie Nelson

In 1969, Willie Nelson sent his guitar in for repair in Nashville. Guitar repair shop owner says that he can not improve the guitar Willie, and finally offer a guitar for Willie Martin. Willie buy the Martin N-20 is worth $ 750 by phone, and without having seen this guitar. Once sent, Willie falls in love and named the guitar "Trigger", a beloved horse Rogder Roy.

Willie often played music with Trigger until finally perforated. But in fact created a unique sound that makes Willie increasingly falling in love and finally she let this without improved and continues to be used for play.

7. "Lenny" Stevie Ray Vaughan
In 1980, Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Stratocaster guitar in 1965 found it in pawn shops in Austin, Texas, and immediately fell in love with this ancient instrument. Unfortunately, at that time she had no money of $ 350, according to the desired price. Finally, Lenora, wife Stevie helped by collecting $ 50 from seven of their closest friends and eventually bought a guitar as a birthday gift Stevie. Once terpesonanya Stevie until finally he had not slept all night and write songs, and when Lenora "Lenny" woke up, she played "Lenny" on the guitar to his beloved wife.

8. George Harrison 

Taken from the name of Lucille Ball, one of the distinguished comedian, guitarist Les Paul 57 was granted by Eric Clapton to George Harrison in 1968. Clapton played guitar on recordings "Gently Weeps While My Giutar."

In the 70s, this guitar was stolen from George's house and ended at the hands of a music player from Mexico who purchased this guitar from a music store in California before returning to Mexico. George finally managed to get back his favorite guitar by exchanging the 58 Les Paul guitar and bass guitar, and this guitar stays in his hands until his death in 2001.

9. "Micawber" Keith Richards

The name is taken from one of the characters in the books of Charles Dickens. Micawber has become the main guitar Keith. When asked the meaning behind this strange name, Keith always answer "No reason why his name Micawber, do odd name because aja. So when I shout 'Micawber' people would immediately know what I mean."

1952 Fender Telecaster tone is always tuned in G, so it will always be ready to sing "Before They Make Me Run," "Brown Sugar," and "Honky Tonk Women."

10. B. B. King (born Riley B. King, September 16, 1925)

On one night in the 50s, BB King was playing at the Twist, Arkansas. In this period, a common habit is to turn a barrel of kerosene to heat the building. Unfortunately on that night a fight broke out between some locals and cans of kerosene had been spilled and made a big fire.

Arriving at the place safe, BB realized that his guitar had been left in the room. He was desperate, run away and take his guitar before the roof collapsed buildings. Then a new note that arguments happen because of the struggles of a woman named "Lucille." And since then, guitarist BB King was named Lucy, to remind the BB to never fight to snatch a woman.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Circus Maximus

The new wave of Norwegian melodic metal has found a worthy representative in Circus Maximus. Very accessible vocal melodies blending perfectly with semi-progressive metal tunes.

Norwegian Circus Maximus became a full line up in 2000, consisting of long time band-mates Michael Eriksen on vocals and brothers Mats Haugen and Truls Haugen on guitar and drums respectively. In addition the band featured keyboardist Espen Storø and Mats' old high school buddy Glen Cato Møllen on bass.

The band has a wide variety of musical influences, from pop/rock to AOR over 70's Prog-Rock to Heavy and Death metal, all of which is melted together and give the guys their unique sound. The melting pot creates a mixture of great melodies, groove, heavy riffs and weird odd time signatures.

After recording 2 demos, which received rave reviews in Norway, as well as in Europe and the states, Circus Maximus hooked up with Danish based metal agency Intromental Management in April 2004, and soon after got signed to the American label Sensory Records.

During summer of 2004, the band completed the song writing for the debut album, "The 1st Chapter", which was recorded in various studios in Norway, and mixed in October 2004 in Denmark at Jailhouse Studios with well-known producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn, TNT, Wuthering Heights) at the helm. The sound is impeccable, the musicianship is out-of-this-world, Michael's voice is amazing (reminding of Tony Harnell, Joey Tempest and Ronnie Atkins), and the songs are simply put outstanding. A superb mixture of classic hard rock anthems and progressive technical bits and pieces. The debut album was released Summer 2005 in Europe through Frontiers Records and the rest of the world through Sensory Records.

In September 2005 Circus Maximus performed at the prestigious ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, USA - and the following year people demanded them to return, which they of course did, bringing along their new keyboardist Lasse Finbroten. In 2005 and 2006 the band played lots of gigs and festivals around Scandinavia with such acts as Jorn, Kamelot, Pagan's Mind and Glenn Hughes.

"Isolate" is their second album, and once again Tommy Hansen was chosen as the guy to mix the album. With an incredible sound and 9 fantastic songs, this is a huge step forward and an album that will put the band high on top of the metal genre.

2007 was a busy year for the band - not only will "Isolate" be released, but the band  also played at the following large festivals: ProgPower Europe, ProgPower Scandinavia, Sweden Rock and MetalHeart + gigs all over Scandinavia and Europe, headlining with local opening acts and supporting bands like Queensryche and Kamelot.

Early 2008 CM went on a 1 month European tour with American Progressive metal band Symphony X as their main support act.
Late 2008, the band is writing new material for their next album with a planned release sometime in 2009.

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The 1st Chapter (2005)

01. Sin
02. Alive
03. Glory Of The Empire
04. Biosfear
05. Silence From Angels Above
06. Why Am I Here
07. The Prophecy
08. The 1st Chapter
09. Haunted Dreams (European bonustrack)
10. Imperial Destruction (American bonustrack)

Release info:
- Europe/Russia: Frontiers Records (June 06th, 2005)
- USA/Canada: Sensory Records (June 07th, 2005)
- Other territories: tba

Album facts:
- Recorded at Lionheart Studios, Toproom Studios and Noisegate Studios
- Produced by Circus Maximus
- Mixed and mastered at Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen
- Artwork by Mattias Norén/Progart Media
- Layout and logo by Claus Jensen/Intromental Design 

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Isolate (2007)

01. A Darkened Mind
02. Abyss
03. Wither
04. Sane No More
05. Arrival Of Love
06. Zero
07. Mouth Of Madness
08. From Childhood's Hour
09. Ultimate Sacrifice
10. Silence (Japanese bonustrack) 
Release info:
- USA/Canada: Sensory Records (September 04th, 2007)
- Europe/Russia: Frontiers Records (August 31st, 2007)
- Japan: Soundholic Records (October 24th, 2007)

Album facts:

- Recorded at Lionheart Studios, CM Studios, Moving Studios and Noisegate Studios
- Produced by Circus Maximus
- Mixed and mastered at Jailhouse Studios by Tommy Hansen
- Artwork and layout by Mattias Norén/Progart Media
- Logo by Anja Sofie Haugen

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sepultura - Territory (21-01-94 Rio De Janeiro) [starttext] Phenomenal band that originated from Brazil [endtext]
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Keyboard History

This keyboard is typical of the West. Keyboard musical instrument of manipulation to get his voice keys, there is pressed, there is also a dipijak. The composition of the keyboard to follow the logic of the left low tones to high tones right. The composition of the left and right for the bass to treble, this applies to all types which are generally keyboard piano, organ, and clavichord harpsiscord.

The musicians themselves prefer to classify it in the way they produce sound. There chordophone where the strings to vibrate and knock noise. This is included in group piano. Then aerophone where the tubes pass through the air which produce sound vibrations. In it is a group of organs. Last is electrophone where electric waves vibrated to produce sound. Instrument electric piano, electric organ is an example.

This last group is growing very rapidly in the late 20th century. This electrophone instruments can now generate all the sound quality of his elder brother. Starting from the piano to the organ can be produced by an electronic keyboard called the synthesizer.

This keyboard instrument had existed since ancient times. It was unclear initially appropriate. In Western scales, called diatonic, tonal divided into 12 tones. There are full and there is a tone tone semi-tone. In both groups of tone keyboard instruments are usually distinguished by a light-colored keys and for a semi-tone. The composition of a chromatic series of keys (including 12 tones) appeared in Europe in the 14th century.

At the initial appearance the blades are still very large in size. One blade can be several centimeters in width up to not much tone harmonies can be produced. New in the 16th century, 200 years old, appeared standardize blade width. One octave of 12 blades was made in total 16.5 inches wide. This means the diatonic tones can be covered in the width of one hand up to harmonic music can be produced. In the development of innovation is also white and black keys are created.

In the 15th century created a musical instrument with strings sounded through the passage Therefore, they harpsichord. This harpsichord continues to grow in the 17th century and 18th. A technique of re-sounding stringed instrument developed by a small at work. As a result a blow on the key blade can be done slowly and loudly. Slowly in Italian is a piano and loudly is a forte. Instruments that new innovations are very popular because the tone volume can be adjusted by manipulating the weak hard key board. The name of the device became the pianoforte. Gradually reduced to a piano.

This keyboard instrument that allows the development of western music with a spectrum of harmonies that can be said is unmatched by other musical flow in the earth. The composition of a symphony orchestra from the piano ability to produce harmonic tones.

New electronic keyboards appear in the 20th century. Was first marketed by Laurens Hammond in the United States in 1935. Since it began to develop an instrument that is now become the king of musical instruments. Symphony orchestra sound even with dozens of instruments can be generated by a keyboard alone.

Synthesizer Era
The emergence of silicon transistors with low prices and top quality engineers to facilitate efforts to develop sound-producing instruments. The tool can generate concise and conventional sound like the acoustic sound generated as strings, drums, or blower, or unusual sounds like a kind of atonal voice among metal screech. In 1962 an Italian engineer Paolo Ketoff issued instrument called Synket. This tool produces experimental music for listeners who are not musical layman.

Two years later appeared in America a musical instrument invented by Donald Buchla and Robert Moog only. Donald Buchla tool does not use the keyboard as a device to play it but with a touch-sensitive surface. Robert Moog making tool that uses the keyboard as a device pengolahnya. At his side was installed conventional control equipment such as the play button to harden and memelainkan voice, and to set high and low tones are generated. Robert Moog's creation is much easier to put in steady use of traditional music in the order of a new voice. The works of Johan Sebastian Bach can be played with the Mini Moog, so the appliance is called.

When the tool is not able to play a harmonic tone. Only one-one tone can be played, until this instrument as a bearer of popular melodies in pop music. Rock music, including the first to adopt this instrument in the genre of progressive rock bands like Yes, Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer.

Digital Age
New in 1980 may issue a voice synthesizer harmonic. The first equipment is Yamaha's renowned DX-7 which came out in 1983. This equipment uses the development from the time of Robert Moog synthesizer with Frequenty Modulation Synthesis, designed by John Chowning at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. FM produces timbre variation by changing the frequency of a wave with another wave amplitude proportionately. Yamaha DX-7 has a five-octave keyboards. More than 100 000 this device for sale by Yamaha.

Then in the next year issued a Casio CZ-101 that uses batteries for energy. Has four votes and the ability to follow an analog synthesizer. CZ-101 sale price was only a quarter of the price of Yamaha DX-7 to the popularity of electronic keyboards to be greatly improved.

The voices can be recorded. The result was a wave tone recordings which translates as digital data. This digital data can be processed and re-rung with musical control. This is called sampling instruments. This sampling has become a common part of the electronic keyboard instruments.

The first sampling was issued in 1970 by the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) in Sydney, Australia. Fairlight CMI is a public computer devices with additional device that can record and turn it into digital data (digitize), then store and play back on the instrument keyboard.
Store and play back capability was developed by Raymond Kurzweil in 1984 through a device called a Kurzweil 250.

In kibornya there are digital codes from the grand piano sounds, strings (string), and more orchestral instrument timbre. This tool is intended for use other than the show also aims to create a composition. Keyboards that develops with polyphony and sampling capabilities of synthesizers called musical workstation.

In 1983 several musical instrument manufacturers agreed to incorporate a variety of procedures for musical equipment to work in a computer device.

The result is a Musical Instrument Digital Interface or MIDI. MIDI tone becomes a way to order what was played in what timbre, nuance of what, and so on. With computers and programs that fit then it can be done like what can be done in a sophisticated musical workstation.
Now this world music performances always include an electronic keyboard instrument like this concise.
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Keyboard Tipe

Basically, the keyboard is divided into three types according to function, namely:

Mono-timbral keyboard (mono = one, timbral or timbre = sound), the keyboard is the one chance can produce only one type of instrument sounds, although it has many kinds of keyboard sounds. For example the sound of piano, flute, guitar, drums, etc.. This keyboard is widely used in professional circles, for example on the band or the record business since this keyboard has a quality and good sound color. Examples of mono-timbral synthesizer keyboard products such as the Roland D5, Roland D 50, Yamaha DX-7, etc..

 Mono-timbral keyboard Yamaha DX-7

 Mono-timbral keyboard Roland D-50
Multi timbral keyboard (multi = many, timbral = sound), the keyboard is the one chance can produce more than one type of musical instrument sounds. For example the sound of piano, guitar, flute, drums can read together. Keyboard arrangement is suitable for cultivation. This keyboard is widely used in recording activities. Examples of multi-timbral keyboard products such as Yamaha SY 77, Roland JV series, Roland XP series.

 Keyboard Roland JV-80 multitimbral

Keyboard Accompaniment (accompaniment), namely the keyboard to go to the / played directly / live. This keyboard includes multi-timbral keyboard that allows us to play some kind of musical instrument sounds directly. This type of keyboard is the most popular because in addition to effective use, But they are varied. Keyboard type, which will be extensively described in this opportunity. Examples of these products such as Roland E series, Roland G Series, PSR Series Yamaha, Korg Pa series, Korg I series, TECHNIC KN series, etc..

Keyboard Accompaniment Roland VA-7
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Monday, August 2, 2010


Kamelot is a Power Metal / Symphonic Metal / Progressive Metal band from Tampa, Florida, United States, which was formed by Thomas Youngblood (guitar) and Richard Warner (drums) in 1991.

Kamelot is one of the new leader in the Melodic Metal from the United States.
Kamelot song tells of tragedy, suffering and death.

Kamelot has released eight studio albums, three live albums, one live DVD, six music videos and republish Ghost Opera. They are currently working on a new studio album, which will be released in the year 2010.

Roy Khan (Conception) - Vocals (1998-Present)
Thomas Youngblood - Guitar (1991-Present)
Sean Tibbetts - Bass (1991-1992, 2009-Present)
Casey Grillo - Drums (1997-Present)
Oliver Palotai (Epica) - Keyboard (2005-Present)

Live Members:
Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) - Female
Vocals (2010)Jake / Joacim Lundberg (Amaranthe, Dreamland) - Backing Vocals (2010)

Former Members:
Mark Vanderbilt - vocals (1991-1997)
Richard Warner - Drums (1991-1997)
David Pavlicko - Keyboard (1991-1998)
Günter Werno (Angra, DC Cooper, Vanden Plas, Missa Mercuria, Section A, Planet X) - Keyboard
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg (Luca Turilli, Avantasia, Virgo, Aina) - Keyboard (1998-2005)
Glenn Barry - Bass (1992-2009)

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