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CD/DVD Releases: Two Side Moon Announce 3 New Releases

Posted on Saturday, May 10 @ 19:07:21 UTC by nightowl

Two Side Moon Promotions announce 3 new releases, beginning with Eden Sands, who "blast out of Lorraine in France with their new hard hitting refreshing debut album called Living Kills. Eden Sands play heavy and melodic rock with fantastic high powered crunching vocals from Stefan Tudela who a few years ago fronted the band Northwind. Joining Stefan are guitarists Maxence Hughes and Bertrand 'Old' Bonnin, bassist Vinz Camacho and powehouse drummer Pere Alex. Eden Sands are influenced by the likes of Edguy, Symphony X, Yngwie Malmsteen, Skid Row and are currently out on the road captivating audiences with their electric live show that the band hope to bring to British soils later in 2008. If you like power metal and guitar driven hard rock then this band are for you."

"One never feels as though By Blood Alone are truly content with the body of their work, but always reaching into the murky darkness before them for what mystery lies ahead.

"Formed in 2004, By Blood Alone proudly sound like no one else in their hometown and few elsewhere. By virtue of association, they might be compared to the likes of Finland's operatic Nightwish or Florida's decidedly progressive Kamelot, and though that is certainly good company to be in, such comparisons are somewhat inaccurate. The songs on By Blood Alone's CD Seas Of Blood possess a cinematic quality, brought to life by keyboard tones that bring to mind classic horror and 50s science fiction films that sit alongside crucial sections of dramatic orchestration. At any given moment you are as likely to hear a solitary piano delicately underscoring vocalist Cruella's quiet whispers as you are a relentless guitar/bass/drums gallop of bone-crunching verses propelling her wail of contempt. A sultry mix of bitter loss, inglorious defeat and even a bit of gallows humour can all be culled from the furious aural denouement unleashed upon the audience before them. These are not simply encores ? they are epilogues.

"2005 saw By Blood Alone map out their path with the debut EP Eternally. Ambitious in scope, it set the stage for what is clearly their pinnacle achievement, Seas Of Blood. Amongst accolades from numerous press outlets, Portland's primary arts weekly The Phoenix has twice placed By Blood Alone on their year-end Top-10 list, in 2007 for Seas Of Blood and in 2005 for Eternally. These achievements can be added to a string of stunning live performances across New England with the likes of Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, Metal Blade Recording artists Goatwhore, as well as former Misfits vocalist Michale Graves and countless other local and regional acts. 2008 will see the band continue to promote Seas Of Blood and drive crowds to their auditory revival theater.

"'Seas Of Blood is a hugely enjoyable sexy and mysterious record. Each song is different; you do have to sit with it and let the music grow on you so you hear everything from the lyrics to the vocals to the instrumentation. A strong and diverse album for fans of Lullacry, Lana Lane and Magenta.' (Fireworks Magazine UK)

"'Seas Of Blood shows a lot of promise ... By Blood Alone have all the tools to someday compete with acts like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, and After Forever.' (Pete Pardo, Sea of Tranquillity)

"By Blood Alone largely avoids the pitfalls and traps that litter the path of gothic metal. There are no beauty and the beast vocals here, nor are there extensive sections aspiring to Latin or Arabesque grandeur, which tend to remain, mired in grotesque pomposity. In lieu of this, the listener is graced with an addictive, absinthe and spice soaked sonic brew that offers more than just your typical slice of dark metal ... As a whole, Seas Of Blood is a solid release that rewards across multiple listening sessions. Here?s to looking forward to future releases!' (Bill Knispel, Progscape.com)"

Thirdly, "[w]ith a tip of the hat to the 1970's era of bands from Aerosmith to Zeppelin, V-Project has chosen the tried and true blues-rock formula as the fuel that powers the New Machine CD. The result is maybe best described as 'pure rock for all generations.' It is melodic, album-oriented rock that's been overhauled and retrofitted for the new millennium, all the while remaining true to the guitar orientated AOR style that V-Project comes from.

"Platinum selling MSG vocalist and current Survivor frontman Robin McAuley returns to handle vocal duties on four New Machine tracks. For McAuley fans it's a safe bet to say you've never heard Robin quite like this. And, stepping up to the mic for the first time on CD, the man behind the machine, David Vaccaro takes the lead vocal for five tracks.

"If you're looking for a band that blends the urgency of today's music with the guitar-oriented bands of another time and place, then put this CD into your stereo and power up the New Machine.

"Press - 'I like this CD very much - especially 'Somebody Like You' and 'You Don't Care'. The production is good and the guitar playing great.' - Music Producer - Tom Werman

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