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Wuthering Heights Interview

June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is my email interview with the progressive power metal band, Wuthering Heights, care of the lovely folks from Earsplit. A couple of months ago, they released their latest album entitled Salt, and it was well-received on this site. The band’s founding member, Erik Ravn, was kind enough to take the time to give some friendly answers to my questions.

Erik Ravn

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Earsplit

May 24, 2010 Leave a comment

The kind folks from Earsplit PR have started sending me artist material, so there will likely be more discussion of their clients on the blog. Based on their impressive list of artists, there will surely be a shift in the positive direction for The Golden Bird. In fact, two artists (Wuthering Heights and Haken) have already been featured here, both receiving high praise. Both are also members of Sensory, and I’m expecting a shipment of material from that particular record label. But there are many Earsplit artists outside of Sensory that have impressed me, and I look forward to hearing more from them.

Again, I’d like to give my thanks to Earsplit for their business. I’m very excited for this opportunity.

[Recap] April 2010

May 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Here we are leaving great month behind, but hopefully entering into another one. Despite major roadblocks, including malfunctioning computers and final exams, I’ve been able to keep up with my posting. It has been weaker and with more filler than previous months, but there have still been high quality posts. These highlights will be discussed here, including the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • Avantasia: The Wicked Trilogy
  • Other April releases
  • Introducing Haken
  • New Page: Artist Guides
  • My Personal Favorites of the Month

There have been several albums released this month, but like usual, I avoid the extremely brutal end of things. The ones I did manage to get around to reviewing are spread across a wide spectrum in terms of quality. They include the albums by Avantasia, Jeff Beck, Wuthering Heights, and Ratt. The best of these albums (Album of the Month) is…

Album of the Month: Salt (Wuthering Heights)

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Wuthering Heights – Salt: Review

April 13, 2010 2 comments

On April 12, the Danish progressive power metal band, Wuthering Heights, released their latest album, Salt. I have grown very fond of this band after hearing their previous two releases, Far From the Madding Crowd and The Shadow Cabinet. Prior to listening to this album, I was unsure whether the band would be able to match the two aforementioned ones. However, they have easily done so with Salt, creating what could very possibly be 2010’s best record.

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Back in Business

April 10, 2010 1 comment

It feels great to be back! My computer is fixed enough that I can blog again. However, finals are just around the corner, so I cannot say how much more active the blog will be. Still, it’s nice to have the opportunity.

During my unexpected absence, I had not come across any new releases. But I was killing time at HMV the other day and I came across Dio’s Holy Diver for six dollars. What a steal! Holy Diver is the debut album of metal icon, Ronnie James Dio.  It is a wonderful album, but of course I knew that before buying it.

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Hour of Power

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment

During my week off, I made myself a “to-listen-to” list of music. I have so far managed to listen to bits and pieces of nearly 15 bands (mostly old ones) that I’ve only recently discovered. Much of this list is power metal. I used to think that the metal subgenre repeated itself too much to be worth listening to (which is still sometimes true). However, I decided to step out of my “Keeper of the Seven Keys” bubble and open my mind; I’m very glad I did so. If you are looking for an hour of power, there are many great albums that can fulfill that desire. I’ll start with my recent personal favorite, Lost Horizon.

(Yes, I also think they look quite silly, but that doesn’t stop them from being amazing)

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