Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Playlist: "Give Me Steel" Feb 19th, 2013


Tuesday's broadcasting playlist, hosted on www.Cy-Metal.com was as follows:

February 19th, 2013 - www.Cy-Metal.com - "Give Me Steel" [Δώσε μου Ατσάλι]

  1. Dark Starr - My Deepest Regrets
  2. Ace Lance - Never The Same
  3. Demon - Night Of The Demon
  4. Savage - On The Rocks
  5. Whitesnake - You're Gonna Break My Heart Again
  6. Stormwitch - Steel In The Red Light
  7. Quiet Riot - Run For Cover 
  8. Twisted Sister - Don't Let Me Down
  9. Dio - Twisted
  10. Iron Maiden - Aces High
  11. Cloven Hoof - Forgotten Heroes
  12. Crystal Viper - City Of The Damned
  13. Alias - Alpha-Omega
  14. Forgotten Realm - Forged In Steel
  15. Cannon - Stand The Fight
  16. Saxon - Princess Of The Night
  17. Grim Reaper - Lust For Freedom
  18. Angus - Dragon Chase
  19. Accept - Breaker
  20. Riot - Warrior
  21. Astronomikon - Son Of Seriphos
  22. Stratovarius - Dragons
  23. Scanner - Terrion
  24. Last Empire - Secrecy 
  25. Aggressor - Savage
  26. Warlord - Penny For A Poor Man
  27. Overlorde - Snow Giant
  28. Manowar - Fight Until We Die
  29. Domine - The Ride Of The Valkyries
  30. Wotan - Thermopiles

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jizzy Mizzy is my business...

...and business is good!

We have it as a tradition, whenever an exams period comes to an end, to light up the fire, and bring out the meaty beasts!

We met in a communal place in our dormitory and, destroyed everything - from beef liver to pork chops - with the companion of cold beers and wine!

Our companion was constantly growing, and at some point, 4 instruments and a vocal presence, gave a cultural touch on our night's painting! Until late May, may we Rust in Peace...

Jizzy Mizzy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sounds In Time Vol2

"Sounds In Time" is a weekly post, posted every Saturday, and presenting the albums that sounded through my speakers the passed week!

Another week filled with quality and full of mental issues (most created by that evil thing called exams period). So here's how I survived the holocaust:

1. Advocate - World Without End - [1997]
Speed Metal Attack coming out of Cleveland, USA. Powerful songs for the lovers of Iron Cross, Flotsam & Jetsam, Forbidden, etc! Have a taste of this Pure Massacre! Enjoy: Advocate - Odyssey

2. Arryan Path - Road To Macedonia - [2004]
3. Arryan Path - Terra Incognita - [2010]
My fellow countrymen Arryan Path, find their place on my players very frequent, since their style of Lyrical, Melodic Power Metal is one of my favourite, and definitely their albums are amongst my top choices! If you're not familiar with these guys, make sure you'll give 'em a listening.

4. Attack - Revitalize - [1994]
A compilation album including some of the BEST out of the BEST compositions from these German masters of heavy/power metal! Swords and guitar holocausts! Just the way we like it!

5. Dark Quarterer - S/t LP - [1987]

!!Bow down to the Masters!! The creators of Progressive Epic Metal, with their precious creation, made on Italian Soil! Forged with magic and steel, this mystifying rituals of extra-terrestrial waves of sound and x-rays are touching body, soul and brainwaves in an indescribable way! No words can describe the magnificence of the music included on this 12" vinyl record! Trivia: It was just last year, re-recorded!


6. Decoy Paris - Love On The Run EP - [1987]
Coming out from Chicago/Illinois, these guys play traditional heavy metal in a very catchy form! Driven by strong feelings they created this stunning EP, followed by a full-length album a year later. A very Rare EP record in our days, hitting hundreds of dollars on online auctions. LOVE IS ON THE RUN
7. Domine - Champion Eternal - [1997]
Another Italian jewel comes onward on the list! Masters of Italian Epic Metal, who, in 1997 released their debute album, presenting a concept on Elric of Melnibone, Michael Moorcock's albino swordmaster, bearer of the mighty Stormbringer! TRUE f@#Ckin EPIC METAL, with one of the most outstanding epicness that can be delivered with music! Can't wait to enjoy these tunes live next month, on the UP THE HAMMERS festival! See you there, with sword held high!
8. Mystic Force - Eternal Quest - [1993]
Driven by Prog! One of the worlds best progressive metal albums, is the one released in 1993 by Baltimore's legends MYSTIC FORCE! I had the opportunity to enjoy them live last year at the Keep It True festival. Oh believe me, Oh yes believe me, what I experience on that show was out of any expectations I had! We even brought a hand made flag with their logo from Cyprus, and we're headbanging endlessly on the front row! Can't wait for the DVD to come out next April! Buy or Die!
9. Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise - [1986]
Cult, Kalt,KVLT! Strictly Man Metal! SAVAGE GRACE, formed by Christian Logue and Kenny Powell in 1981, is one of the finest examples of US POWER/SPEED METAL! Their Deput Full-Length album Master Of Disguise is considered by many (including me) as one of the greatest metal records ever released! Killer by any means! Just look at the Glorious cover and judge by your self! In not convinced yet, listen Into The Fire!
10. Skyclad - Irrational Anthems - [1996]
Last but not least, on this week's list we have Skyclad's Irrational Anthems! Skyclad is one of my favorite ever artists and as I wrote on my last post, this week I received the Digipack Version of this glorious folk metal monument, entitled "Irrational Anthems"! The genious lyrics full of Martin's puns are definitely the highlights of any Skyclad Album, but also the music and vocal performance is beyond great!!




Have a nice weekend,
Michalis

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Finally, out of the Lair!

relaaaaxx

It's been 4 weeks now since the exams parade begun, and I felt like a caged animal! After today's exams I headed out and finally had time and enjoyed my Freddo Cappuccino!!

Collection Additions
I also visited Post Office, and these are today's arrivals:

Apart from my monthly subscription magazines,
-a couple of CDs: Skyclad - Irrational Anthems [Digipack Edition] and Grimlord - V Column
-and a 1882 Victorian Cyprus stamp, with an overprint "1/2"


It's been a while since the additions to my collections got frozen so that's a bit of fresh air to breath!

Thereafter I took a walk in the City centre, beneath a cloudy dark sky. Not in that depressed mood but I really needed it! Exams period,  as you might know by experience, is a deeply unsocial period, where contact with reality seems fantasy!

Cheerz, fellow Celestial Travellers
Michalis

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Playlist: "Give Me Steel" Feb 5th, 2013

Tuesday's broadcasting playlist, hosted on www.Cy-Metal.com was as follows:

February 5th, 2013 - www.Cy-Metal.com - "Give Me Steel" [Δώσε μου Ατσάλι]

  1. Running Wild - Port Royal
  2. Iron Maiden - Holy Smoke
  3. Ignitor - Take To The Sky
  4. Gravestone - Fly Like An Eagle
  5. Damien - Every Dog Has Its Day
  6. Tension - Wrecking Crew
  7. Enforcer - Run For Your Life
  8. Skull Fist - Heavier Than Metal
  9. Riot - Flight Of The Warrior
  10. Omen - Warning Of Danger
  11. Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
  12. Sacred Oath - Battle Cry
  13. 3 Inches Of Blood - Premonition of Pain
  14. Judas Priest - Night Crawler
  15. Cloven Hoof - Jekyll And Hyde
  16. Heavens Gate - We Want It All
  17. Exodo - The New Babylon
  18. Westfalen - (I Am A) Maniac
  19. Prodigal Earth - Disaster 121
  20. Taipan - Breakout
  21. Ray Gunn - Critical Miscalculation
  22. Sword - Stuck In Rock
  23. Steel Angel - For The Metal
  24. Legend - Le Porteur De Lumiere
  25. Matakopas - Night Stalker
  26. Thynn Ice - Life And Death
  27. Hittman - Metal Sport
  28. Sabbrabells - Metal Saber
  29. Bloody Six - Starchaser
  30. Jonas Grumby - Cry Of The Ripper
  31. Pathfinder - Fountain Keeper
  32. Barren Cross - Deadlock
  33. Thunder Rider - Blackwing
  34. Thunder Rider - Galaxy

Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekly Sum-Up Vol2: Exams still going on

"Weekly Sum-Up" is a series of posts, posted each Sunday evening, and presenting numerous interesting articles that I came across during the passed week.


Vol 2: Exams still going on
We're moving on to the 4th Week of the exams period and still getting dizzy through piles of notes and books! I started to believe that my skills in cheating have been dramatically decrease!! Week after week, worst than its previous! But as always, fighting on, with heads held high! 3 down, 3 to go! Here's another instagram photo, this one with my delicious study setup!


Popular Science:NASA's three worst tragedies
During the last week, 46, 27, and 10 years passed since  NASA's three worst tragedies in history! They all happened during this week. We remember them and hoping that mistakes of the past won't effect the future space flights of mankind! 

Forbes:10 simple product ideas that made billions
A great Infographic, made by Grow America, and posted by Forbes' contributor Alan Hall. On this graphic you'll find how ten simple product ideas brought billions to companies.

MensHealth: Build wealth in troubled times
Strategies for making money, from some of the smartest minds in finance, in an interesting article 

Also make sure to check out this hidden hikes in the Columbian River Gorge! Stunning!






And, a weird, but still interesting article for you passionate lovers out there, the 10 best condoms on the market, provided by MensHealth! Read and choose wisely! :)

Cheers,
Michalis

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sounds In Time Vol1

"Sounds In Time" is going to be a weekly post, uploaded every Saturday, and presenting the records that sounded through my speakers the passed week!

On this week's post, we have a variety of albums and bands, some of them being favourites!

1. Alpha Centauri  - S/t LP - [1977]
Magnificent Hard Rock - AOR sounding - in the vein of late 70's crossover. If you like quality hard rock music, full of melodies, and a delicate keys addition make sure to give em a try.





2. AxeHammer - Lord Of The Realm EP - [1998]
3. AxeHammer - Windrider - [2005]
Deput EP and the followed up first full-length of these US Power legends! Definitely some excellent riffs and powerful compositions in these



4. Enforcer - Death By Fire - [2013]
WHAT AN ALBUM! Came out just a couple of days ago, and it's already flirting with my Top 10 list of this year's albums! Powerful, highly energetic tempos and slaying guitar riffs delivered by one of the most promising bands of the late 00s! Pure metal massacre coming out of 2013's Sweden!
For those not familiar with the album or the band, can hear it complete online. All you have to do is follow this link and get yourself ready for some serious shit!



5. Heathens Rage - S/t EP - [1987]
Absolutely stunning EP, coming underground from New Jersey, USA! High vocal performance, blasting drumsounds and killer guitars is what this solid metal album consists of!



6. Leatherwolf - S/t - [1985]
7. Leatherwolf - Street Ready - [1989]
Heavy/Power metal from California,USA! Catchy, melodic, quality at it's best! Michael Olivieri, and his band deliver classic headbanging heavy metal forged in US POWER fire, full of steel and emotion!





8. Shok Paris - Steel And Starlight - [1987]
When Steel meets Starlight! This is one of my favourite albums (along with their deput-Go for the Throat). Hailing from Ohio, USA, these Heavy/Power metal masters know how to play METAL AS IT SHALL BEEN PLAYED!! I was able to watch them live in 2010, at the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Hamburg, Germany and meet them in person, just to find out that more than great musicians are also great people!Vic Hix is THE MAN! Cheers brother!



  9. Therion - Lemuria - [2004]
10. Therion - Sirius B - [2004]
Two masterpieces (which usually serves as a double album) from these Swedish symphonic titans that no one shall get passed by! There are enormous feelings hidden inside these two metal jewels. An inner journey, passing step by step through your soul levels, by every hearing of the album!
I consider myself lucky to own this on the RARE 2LP version, with splatter vinyls limited to 500 hand-numbered copies! Bought it in 2007, just as it came out - not to be seeing for a while!




Have a nice "Inner" trip!
Michalis