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Convixion / Wrathblade "Alive Aftershock" split CD
Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:20 pm
A new split CD of Convixion / Wrathblade, has just been released!
Both bands do a new song of their own and a cover from Cirith Ungol's "I'm Alive ( Convixion ) and Manilla Road's "Aftershock" ( Wrathblade ).
A vinyl version of the split will also be released in the next months.
Check the two covers, in the following links!
Check also, two brand new songs from both bands, that will be featured in their following albums. Both songs are live recordings in the studio.
Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:43 pm
Good news !
Which label will release this ? Where can I order it ?
Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:53 pm
Part 1 of a special feature on this release:
http://metalsquadron.com/2014/02/07/ali ... ion-alive/
Part 2, focusing on Wrathblade will be published tomorrow
Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:00 pm
Thanks for the info !
Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:49 pm
Hello there! The CD has been released from Eat Metal Records, so you order it from the below link :
Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:56 pm
There's only one solution mate, I have to kill you.
Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:42 am
Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:03 pm
Good interview. Really enjoyed this bit;
As I said above, “Aftershock” was a great song to jam during rehearsals for our own pleasure, but until the thought of this split release, we never aimed to perform this one live or even record it. Now based on your question, I feel the need to express myself in full honesty. My opinion is that there are songs that cannot be touched by any means. That of course does not mean that other bands who did it, were wrong. But each individual has its own aspect. At this point, I am throwing in a fine example. Last year I had the honor to make a face to face discussion with Mark Shelton after their live show in Athens. I always felt like the Randy Foxe period, was not just about perfect metal creations, but art of the highest level. The songwriting was unique, the arrangements on the songs, the solos, the vocal lines, the guitar parts, lyrics etc. were all set in a very “peculiar” way, yet it seemed that nothing was done by accident, even when the band was jamming through the songs. Have you ever listened to those records on headphones? If not, I advise you to do so. You will discover a new Manilla Road dimension. That’s why, I asked Mark Shelton, how this material was composed. His reply was that all those years, the band was rehearsing every single day from three to five hours, from Monday to Friday and on Saturday they were going on stage in a club in Wichita. Now tell me, how could we possibly dare to cover one song of these albums, that until the day it was recorded, everything was arranged in every detail? And I’m not only referring to the difficulty in the performance of the instruments, which is quite obvious. I am talking about the depth of the music itself. Those albums and songs are so unique in atmosphere and music perception, that only its creator is capable of giving justice to them. And even though Randy Foxe came after “Crystal Logic”, this record’s atmosphere is not excluded from the list, for it has the same artistic ingredients
Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:25 pm
Thanx Aiden! Personally I would kill to be able to play some stuff like "Helicon", "Death by the Hammer" or any other tune from those monumental records, but the final result would just be mediocre if not bad. And to my ears, a proof for a unique band, is always connected whether its music can be covered or not. That is my opinion at least.
Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:39 pm
That was a very good interview.
Good answer about doing the cover John, that strikes me as a prime example of why 80s bands captured so much magic - sheer dedication and playing through ideas for hours on end.
It always amazes me how frequently some of the '80s greats used to rehearse - perhaps because all the bands I'm in are relatively sporadic, but I think it may be a symptom of the modern age, feeling so connected by technology but not actually making the time to jam ideas out constantly.
Another example is Voivod, I think at times they used to rehearse every week night, trudging through the snows just to get there. It seems a rare thing nowadays, everyone wants the quick fix and there's so much legacy to fall back on that it's not that hard to throw together passable (if generic) metal on older blueprints.
I'm rambling now, but I think it's true.
Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:29 pm
James you are absolutely right! It's easy to distinguish if you try and play something from the 80's, that many bands were jamming on the songs, recording without metronomes and the actual power you would get from the recording, was basically on how tight the band was. Of course they were also great players and jamming quite often at many times. Now I am not sure how often this is easy nowadays with families, jobs etc., but that is another issue.