First Human Ferro (FHF), a Ukrainian dark ambient project organized by Olegh Kolyada back in summer 1998, with first field recordings being experienced yet in winter 1997. The debut raw experiments date back June-August 1998 when “The Halo over Pontiff’s Hearse” was recorded. A year later in 1999 FHF started musical manipulations with harsher sounds which resulted into “Metaballistik: Viewed under Infra-Red” session, known as Ukrainian exceptional death industrial material ever. Both above-mentioned albums were released on tapes and CD-Rs several times in limited editions in Ukraine and Poland. In 2000 a classical dark ambient album “Motherwards” was recorded, issued a year later as the first professional CD release of the project…
Never realised the breadth of the "Pop-Sike" genre until I heard Fading Yellow, a really fine compilation that hangs together beautifully as an album. That most of the tracks are obscure isn't surprising: everything is a little odd, a little ramshackle, with a strong melancholic undertow and not a little creepiness. Of course, this music is also specific to a particular time in Western pop music history so there's a strong nostalgic element, but the knowledge this music could never be exactly replicated is what also makes it so fascinating. Recommended, in a warm and loving 60s way.
A spinoff of its parent magazine, Classic Rock Presents Prog takes a look at progressive music and the artists who weave them together. Each issue takes a soul-searching foray into the hearts and minds of the heroes of rock, reviewing both new and old releases. Building upon the history of some of the most genre-defining pieces ever devised and those who followed who continue to refine, revolutionise and completely discard the formulas of those who came before. Reflecting on the proud genesis of this unexpected genre, Classic Rock Presents Prog is an able tutor for those in the dark about the evolution of progressive music, and a tonic for existing fans.
Inspired by bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and Machine Head; Wasted Shells combines the elements of aggression, speed, and melancholy.The band took its first baby-steps in the southern parts of Sweden back in 2006, but was reformed in late 2010 with a few line-up changes and the release of the debut album “The Debt” (2011). The album received great reviews and was followed by a tour in Sweden and Denmark.The second album "The Collector" was released on the 24th of April 2013. The album was promoted by Rambo Music (SONY/GAIN) and was well received by critics and saw the band further developing their own sound with epic tracks like "A Barren Country and the Walking Dead" and “Man O´Mankind". The album was described by Sweden’s biggest rock magazine; “Sweden Rock Magazine” as “groundbreaking” and “innovative”
An open-air concert in the gardens of the Schonbrunn palace in June 2011, given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Benjamin Schmid is the soloist in the first movement of Paganini's 1st Violin Concerto. The Vienna Philharmonic: There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.