Tom Angelripper is proud and excited to announce the release of the new Sodom album Decision Day for August 26th 2016. Together with his two comrades-in-arms, guitarist Bernemann and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald, Angelripper spent four months at the studio honing the new Sodom material.
Guitarist Irio de Paula is a very talented South American master of bossa nova and samba, but he is hampered somewhat by the commercial backgrounds surrounding his marvelous solos on this studio date. With an unidentified rhythm section and the bland keyboard work of Riccardo Ballerini, his brilliant effort is shortchanged by Ballerini's uninspired background charts. If one can tune out the keyboards and string section, it is possible to appreciate de Paula's performances of "Triste," "Desafinado," "Dindi," and "So Danco Samba." But de Paula has been far better served by the musicians with whom he has been paired when recording for producer Paolo Piangiarelli's Philology label.
This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse…
A hip hootenanny from vibist Terry Gibbs – hardly the folksy set you might guess from the title, and instead a lively batch of small combo tunes that grooves better than most of Gibbs' work from the 60s! Most tracks are of traditional origin – folk tunes, if you will – but the jazz inflections of the group quickly takes them bast their roots, using the core melodies mostly as a framework for improvisation – featuring great vibes from Gibbs, plus tenor and flute from Al Epstein, guitar from Jimmy Raney, and piano from Alicir McLeod. Terry's vibes are nice and bold, and titles include "Michael", "Joshua", "John Henry", "Greensleeves", "Tom Dooley", and "Sam Hall".